PowerAlert Local

PowerAlert Local software is intended for typical home and small business applications. It is installed on a desktop PC or networked server, and allows the computer to communicate with a UPS system through a serial or USB cable connection. You can use it to monitor power conditions, control your UPS system and enable automatic computer shutdown in the event of a power failure.

PowerAlert Local also allows your UPS system to appear as an SNMP-manageable device on your network, enabling remote monitoring and control via PowerAlert Network Management System software or a third-party Network Management System such as HP Openview or CA Unicenter. If you have two UPS systems connected to a computer to provide redundant backup power, PowerAlert Local can manage both UPS systems. PowerAlert Local requires the free Java Runtime Environment.

Features

  • Operating System shutdown
  • Ability to monitor multiple UPS systems connected via USB or serial for redundancy
  • Event notification (e-mail or SNMP trap)
  • Logging
  • Device control (reboot outlets, UPS self-test, etc.)
  • Built-in SNMP agent

Requirements

Tripp Lite's PowerAlert Software allows users to monitor and control connected UPS systems. PowerAlert works with multiple computing platforms, including Microsoft, Windows and Linux. For complete installation instructions, please refer to: PowerAlert Installation Guide

The minimum system requirements for each PowerAlert component are:

Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), XP, Server 2012 (32 & 64 bit), Server 2012 (32 & 64 bit), Server 2008 (32 & 64 bit)

  • Pentium 4 CPU
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_3 or above
  • Available USB or serial port
  • TCP/IP network connection (required if you want your UPS system to appear on the local networkas an SNMP-manageable device)

Linux

  • Fedora 8 or OpenSUSE 11
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_3 or above
  • Supported RS232 and USB UPS
  • Available TTY port
  • Open 3664 and 3665 ports (any firewall)
  • Root user privileges (required for installation)

Please visit our Software Downloads section for the latest updates. Your operating system may also be supported by a previous version of PowerAlert.

Getting Help with PowerAlert

Before contacting Tripp Lite Technical Support, please refer to Section 8 - Troubleshooting of the PowerAlert User Manual for possible solutions.

If you are still unable to resolve the problem, you can reach Tripp Lite Technical Support here:

Phone: 1.773.869.1234
Monday through Friday
8:30AM to 6:00 PM CST (Central Standard Time)
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Desktop Workstation or Single Server

Multiple Computers Attached to a Single UPS:

Small Network Configurations

Multiple Computers Attached to a Single UPS:

Server With Redundant Power Supplies:

PowerAlert Local (PALS) - click thumbnails to enlarge

Actions Menu

UPS system and computer commands that you can execute immediately.

Scheduled Actions

Select an Action from the drop-down menu, set the desired time and frequency parameters (Once, Daily, Weekly, Monthly).

Load Control

You can control the outlets of the UPS system individually by pressing the appropriate "On," "Off" or "Cycle" button.

Load Ramping

Allows you to configure the load ramping behavior; Load ramping sequences are applied when AC input power is switched on.

Load Shedding

Allows you to configure the load shedding behavior; Load shedding sequences are applied when AC input power is lost which increases the battery backup runtime available for supported equipment.

Event Settings

You can configure settings for several event types, including "On Battery" and "Battery Low". For each event, you can configure several settings categories; such as, Graceful System Shutdown and Notification of Event(s).

Email Settings

Email & SNMP Contacts: Email and/or SNMP Notifications can be sent during an event to specified contacts at specified time intervals.

SNMP Settings

E-mail & SNMP Contacts: E-mail and/or SNMP Notifications can be sent during an event to specified contacts at specified time intervals.

Events Log

Displays events that have occurred relating to UPS state or activity.

Datalog

Can display a table or graph of information concerning UPS data, values and parameters.

Syslog

SYSLOG is a protocol that allows a machine to send event notification messages across IP networks to up to 4 Syslog Servers.