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Acquire Data from NMC?

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Acquire Data from NMC?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/29/2011


I have a mini-cluster that is supported by 5 3000VA APC UPS with NMC installed.
I was trying to use the sensor reading data to monitor the cluster status but not successful.

Reason:
1) I tried email/syslog/snmp notification however they only export event, but not data;
2) I tried data log rotation however the minimum interval of 1hrs is way too long. I'd desire 10 min since this is the internal data log interval;
3) I tried to actively ftp the data log out however it has to be interactive - cannot use password-less authentication;
4) data.log does not contain battery temperature data.

Any workaround? Or could you please allow such options in the next update of the AP9631 firmware? Thanks.

Message was edited by: leizhoucn


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voidstar_apc
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Re: Acquire Data from NMC?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/30/2011


>
2) I tried data log rotation however the minimum interval of 1hrs is way too long. I'd desire 10 min since this is the internal data log interval;
>

Okay, so you basically want it FTPed every time it updates.

>
3) I tried to actively ftp the data log out however it has to be interactive - cannot use password-less authentication;
>

I've done this using python and ftplib.

>
4) data.log does not contain battery temperature data.
>

You could poll the data points yourself using SNMP. That way you can go as fast as possible and record any data point. The NetSNMP utilities should help with scripting it. The GetIF utility is great for experimenting and playing around with SNMP. You'll also need the [PowerNet MIB|http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=SFPMIB403] which describes the SNMP capabilities of APC devices.

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BillP
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Re: Acquire Data from NMC?

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 4/29/2011


I think one possible think that you do is to create a script that would access the NMC using FTP and then download the datalog.txt

voidstar_apc
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Re: Acquire Data from NMC?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/30/2011


>
2) I tried data log rotation however the minimum interval of 1hrs is way too long. I'd desire 10 min since this is the internal data log interval;
>

Okay, so you basically want it FTPed every time it updates.

>
3) I tried to actively ftp the data log out however it has to be interactive - cannot use password-less authentication;
>

I've done this using python and ftplib.

>
4) data.log does not contain battery temperature data.
>

You could poll the data points yourself using SNMP. That way you can go as fast as possible and record any data point. The NetSNMP utilities should help with scripting it. The GetIF utility is great for experimenting and playing around with SNMP. You'll also need the [PowerNet MIB|http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=SFPMIB403] which describes the SNMP capabilities of APC devices.