PowerAlert Network Management System (NMS)

PowerAlert Network Management System is for advanced users only. PowerAlert Network Management System can monitor and control up to 250 SNMP-enabled devices, including UPS systems with an SNMPWEBCARD*, UPS systems that appear on the network via PowerAlert Local (or previous versions of PowerAlert*) and network-enabled PDUs*. All the functions available through the PowerAlert Local console will be available for the remote devices and also for local devices that are directly connected to the host computer.

* Software or firmware version 12.04.0040 and above

Features

Reduces Deployment Time

  • Mass Configuration of Devices – PowerAlert saves time and money by allowing managers to mass-configure multiple remote device settings from a single location.
  • Device Auto-Discovery – Managers can set PowerAlert to auto-discover UPS and PDU devices in specific network segments or IP address ranges.

Reduces Troubleshooting Time

  • Alarm History – PowerAlert speeds up alarm resolution by pooling all network alarms into a single, sortable easy-to-read list. Alarm entries feature intuitive color coding, including white (normal), yellow (warning) and red (critical).
  • "Recommended Action" Messaging – PowerAlert takes the guesswork out of how to respond to alarms. When managers select a device from the Network Management Screen, the device's real-time power status is displayed along with the alarm's "cause" and recommended "response."

Simplifies Network Power Management

  • SNMP Control – Any UPS or switched PDU with a USB or serial connection can be monitored via SNMP. PowerAlert's built-in SNMP agent can make even a basic desktop UPS a monitored device on your network, visible to the PowerAlert NMS or any third-party NMS such as HP OpenView.
  • Alarm Notification – PowerAlert keeps managers continuously apprised of network power conditions through emails and SNMP traps, enabling them to proactively manage power problems before they affect productivity.
  • Individual Outlet Control – PowerAlert lets managers reboot locked devices or preserve runtime for more critical equipment by remotely controlling the power outlets of UPS and power distribution units that offer outlet control capability. Select UPS and PDU devices can also be configured to perform custom, sequential startup and shutdown sequences.
  • Redundant UPS System Management – PowerAlert can manage multiple UPS systems connected to a single load. For example, when two UPS systems are connected to separate power supplies on a server, PowerAlert can be configured to gracefully shutdown the server only after battery power is exhausted on both UPS systems.
  • Network Shutdown Commands – When a UPS communicates with PowerAlert software, other computers on the network may also be dependent on the condition of the UPS. With PowerAlert Network Shutdown Agent installed, these dependent systems can listen for an outage and automatically shut down before UPS battery power is exhausted. PowerAlert can also execute custom scripts upon any alarm condition.
  • Convenient Web-Browser Access – With the addition of the optional SNMP Web/Card, network managers can control network resources from a secure, password-protected browser session (HTTP or HTTPS).

Special Note for Cisco Customers: Tripp Lite's PowerAlert Software (version 12.5 or better) has tested compatible with Cisco CallManager, versions 4.0 and 4.1, Cisco 7600 Series Routers, 7500 Series Routers and Catalyst 65XX Layer 3 Switch. Tripp Lite PowerAlert Software, version 12, has tested compatible with Cisco CallManager, versions 3.3(4)-MCS and 4.0(2)-MCS.

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
  • 512 MB RAM
  • TCP/IP network connection
  • PowerAlert NMS includes a Mass Update feature that permits upgrading dozens of SNMPWEBCARD's firmware quickly and easily

Linux

  • Fedora 8 or OpenSUSE 11
  • Tripp Lite SNMPWEBCARD or supported PowerAlert Local system (12.04.0040 and above)
  • Available TTY port
  • Open 3664, 3665 and 162 ports (any firewall)
  • Root user (required for installation)
  • Supported local UPS with an RS232 or USB interface (optional)

Macintosh OS X

This distribution of PowerAlert Network Shutdown Agent is for 64-bit Intel machines running OS X 10.5.8 and OS X 10.6.2, 10.6.3 and 10.6.4.

  • PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Engine requires a network connection to a local area network. PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Engine only contacts network devices chosen by you. PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Engine will respond to SNMP requests from your network.
  • PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Console requires Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_17. OS X 10.5 users must install Java for Mac OS 10.5 Update 6. OS X 10.6 users must install Java for Mac OS 10.6 Update 1
  • PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Engine requires 7.0 MB of space in your system volume
  • PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Console requires 7.4 MB of space in the location of your choice
  • PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Engine requires administrator privileges to install or uninstall
  • PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Engine requires open and available UDP network ports 3664, 3665, 161, and 162

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)
Contact Technical Support

Medium-to-Large Network Configurations

Computer(s) Connected to UPS via Local Area Network:

To monitor and control a UPS or PDU over the Internet via a browser, the device must have an SNMP Network Card (SNMPWEBCARD) installed.

PowerAlert Network Management Software (PANMS) - click thumbnails to enlarge

Console with Many Devices

UPS system and computer commands that you can execute immediately.

Tree View

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

SNMP Tab View

UPS system and computer commands that you can execute immediately.

Event Log

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

Email Tab View

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

Event Log Email Configuration

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

PowerAlert Network Management System Documentation

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