Opengear adds open source UPS Tools to consoles

Power management software supports 79 UPS vendors

Systems management appliance vendor Opengear has announced it will ship the open source Network UPS Tools in its range of console servers.

Network UPS Tools provides monitoring and control of distributed UPS hardware from a variety of vendors.

Opengear CEO Bob Waldie said the inclusion of these UPS tools in its console servers enables administrators to monitor UPS hardware from companies like APC, Belkin, MGE, Powerware, and Tripp Lite using one interface, irrespective of how the hardware is connected - serial or USB.

The full Network UPS Tools application is now a standard feature in all Opengear rack mount console servers and provides a Web interface tool for configuration, enabling UPS hardware to be monitored locally or remotely.

"The console servers also provide out of band access. In the event of a power failure at a remote location the administrator can still control all the power infrastructure at the site, as well as administer all the servers and networking infrastructure. Opengear is the only console server to offer this capability," Waldie said.

Waldie said Opengear also integrates the monitoring with its SDT for Nagios central management, and in the event of a UPS alert the SDT Connector can load a proprietary UPS client.

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