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NAME

     apcaccess — retrieve status information from apcupsd(8)

SYNOPSIS

     apcaccess [-f <config-file>] [-h <host>[:<port>]] [-p <parameter-name>] [-u] [<command>]
               [<host>[:<port>]]

DESCRIPTION

     apcaccess is a program which prints out the complete status of most American Power
     Conversion Corp. (APC) UPSes provided you have the apcupsd(8) daemon installed, properly
     configured and running. It can access status information from any APC UPS attached to the
     localhost or attached to any computer on the network which is running apcuspd in NIS mode.

     The command line options are:

     -f         configuration file of apcupsd (default is usually /etc/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf)

     -h         hostname and port of apcupsd to communicate with.  The default hostname and port
                are obtained from the configuration file.

     -p         Report only the value of the named parameter instead of all parameters and
                values.

     -u         Remove units field for easier parsing by scripts.

     <command>  An optional command, unless a hostname is also being specified. The only
                implemented command is status Shorthand for status localhost:3551.  This produces
                a full printout of the available status information for the associated UPS.

     <host>     An optional hostname which may be a bare machine name, fully qualified domain
                name or IP address.

     :<port>    An optional port number where a hostname argument has been specified. The default
                is 3551, the official port number assigned by IANA for the apcupsd NIS server.
                The default hostname and port are obtained from the configuration file.

     apcaccess uses apcupsd's inbuilt Network Information Server (NIS) -- no relation to Sun's
     NIS/YP service -- to obtain the current status information from the UPS on the local or
     remote computer. It is therefore necessary to have the following configuration directives:

             NETSERVER on
             NISPORT 3551

     in the /etc/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf configuration file so that the Network Information Server
     will be accessible.  Firewall rules for appropriate network access may also be needed.

STATUS REPORT FORMAT

     The status report output format is simple ASCII. Generally there is a single piece of
     information on each line of output. The content varies based on the model of UPS being used
     and, in some cases, the firmware version.

EXAMPLES

     Set out below is a sample of the status output which may be generated for the specified UPS
     models.

   All models
     APC         : version, number of records and number of bytes following
     DATE        : Date and time of last update from UPS
     HOSTNAME    : hostname of computer running apcupsd
     VERSION     : apcupsd version number, date and operating system
     UPSNAME     : UPS name from configuration file (dumb) or EEPROM (smart)
     CABLE       : Cable type specified in the configuration file
     MODEL       : UPS model derived from UPS information
     UPSMODE     : Mode in which UPS is operating
     STARTTIME   : Date and time apcupsd was started
     STATUS      : UPS status.  One or more of the following (space-separated): CAL TRIM BOOST
                 ONLINE ONBATT OVERLOAD LOWBATT REPLACEBATT NOBATT SLAVE SLAVEDOWN
                 or
                 COMMLOST
                 or
                 SHUTTING DOWN
     MASTERUPD   : Last time the master sent an update to the slave
     ENDAPC      : Date and time of status information was written

   Smart-UPS and Matrix-UPS (Smart Signalling)
     LINEV     : Current input line voltage
     LOADPCT   : Percentage of UPS load capacity used as estimated by UPS
     BCHARGE   : Current battery capacity charge percentage
     TIMELEFT  : Remaining runtime left on battery as estimated by the UPS
     MBATTCHG  : Min battery charge % (BCHARGE) required for system shutdown
     MINTIMEL  : Min battery runtime (MINUTES) required for system shutdown
     MAXTIME   : Max battery runtime (TIMEOUT) after which system is shutdown
     MAXLINEV  : Maximum input line voltage since apcupsd started
     MINLINEV  : Min (observed) input line voltage since apcupsd started
     OUTPUTV   : Current UPS output voltage
     SENSE     : Current UPS sensitivity setting for voltage fluctuations
     DWAKE     : Time UPS waits after power off when the power is restored
     DSHUTD    : Delay before UPS powers down after command received
     DLOWBATT  : Low battery signal sent when this much runtime remains
     LOTRANS   : Input line voltage below which UPS will switch to battery
     HITRANS   : Input line voltage above which UPS will switch to battery
     RETPCT    : Battery charge % required after power off to restore power
     ITEMP     : UPS internal temperature in degrees Celcius
     ALARMDEL  : Delay period before UPS starts sounding alarm
     BATTV     : Current battery voltage
     LINEFREQ  : Current line frequency in Hertz
     LASTXFER  : Reason for last transfer to battery since apcupsd startup
     NUMXFERS  : Number of transfers to battery since apcupsd startup
     XONBATT   : Date, time of last transfer to battery since apcupsd startup
     TONBATT   : Seconds currently on battery
     CUMONBATT : Cumulative seconds on battery since apcupsd startup
     XOFFBAT   : Date, time of last transfer off battery since apcupsd startup
     SELFTEST  : Date and time of last self test since apcupsd startup
     STESTI    : Self-test interval
     STATFLAG  : UPS status flag in hex
     DIPSW     : Current UPS DIP switch settings
     REG1      : Fault register 1 in hex
     REG2      : Fault register 2 in hex
     REG3      : Fault register 3 in hex
     MANDATE   : UPS date of manufacture
     SERIALNO  : UPS serial number
     BATTDATE  : Date battery last replaced (if set)
     NOMOUTV   : Nominal output voltage to supply when on battery power
     NOMBATTV  : Nominal battery voltage
     EXTBATTS  : Number of external batteries (for XL models)
     BADBATTS  : Number of bad external battery packs (for XL models)
     FIRMWARE  : UPS firmware version
     APCMODEL  : APC model information

   Newer Back-UPS Pro (Smart Signalling)
     LINEV     : Current input line voltage
     LOADPCT   : Percentage of UPS load capacity used
     MBATTCHG  : Min battery charge % (BCHARGE) required for system shutdown
     MINTIMEL  : Min battery runtime (MINUTES) required for system shutdown
     MAXTIME   : Max battery runtime (TIMEOUT) after which system is shutdown
     MAXLINEV  : Maximum input line voltage since apcupsd startup
     MINLINEV  : Minimum input line voltage since apcupsd startup
     OUTPUTV   : Current UPS output voltage
     BATTV     : Current battery charge voltage
     STATFLAG  : UPS status flag in hex

   Back-UPS RS 1500 (USB)
     LINEV     : Current input line voltage
     LOADPCT   : Percentage of UPS load capacity used
     BCHARGE   : Current battery capacity charge percentage
     TIMELEFT  : Remaining runtime left on battery as estimated by UPS
     MBATTCHG  : Min battery charge % (BCHARGE) required for system shutdown
     MINTIMEL  : Min battery runtime (MINUTES) required for system shutdown
     MAXTIME   : Max battery runtime (TIMEOUT) after which system is shutdown
     *OUTPUTV  : Current UPS output voltage
     *DWAKE    : Time UPS waits after power off when the power is restored
     *DSHUTD   : Delay before UPS powers down after command received
     LOTRANS   : Input line voltage below which UPS will switch to battery
     HITRANS   : Input line voltage above which UPS will switch to battery
     *RETPCT   : Battery charge % required after power off to restore power
     *ITEMP    : UPS internal temperature in degrees Celcius
     ALARMDEL  : Delay period before UPS starts sounding alarm
     BATTV     : Current battery voltage
     *LINEFREQ : Current line frequency in Hertz
     *LASTXFER : Reason for last transfer to battery since apcupsd startup
     NUMXFERS  : Number of transfers to battery since apcupsd startup
     XONBATT   : Date, time of last transfer to battery since apcupsd startup
     TONBATT   : Seconds currently on battery
     CUMONBATT : Cumulative seconds on battery since apcupsd startup
     XOFFBAT   : Date, time of last transfer off battery since apcupsd startup
     SELFTEST  : Date and time of last self test since apcupsd startup
     STATFLAG  : UPS status flag in hex
     MANDATE   : UPS date of manufacture
     SERIALNO  : UPS serial number
     BATTDATE  : Date battery last replaced (if set)
     NOMBATTV  : Nominal battery voltage
     FIRMWARE  : UPS firmware version
     APCMODEL  : APC model information
     * presence dependent on USB firmware version.

   Web/SNMP (AP9716) or PowerNet SNMP (AP9605) SmartSlot Card
     LINEV     : Current input line voltage
     LOADPCT   : Percentage of UPS load capacity used as estimated by UPS
     BCHARGE   : Current battery capacity charge percentage
     TIMELEFT  : Remaining runtime left on battery as estimated by UPS
     MBATTCHG  : Min battery charge % (BCHARGE) required for system shutdown
     MINTIMEL  : Min battery runtime (MINUTES) required for system shutdown
     MAXTIME   : Max battery runtime (TIMEOUT) after which system is shutdown
     MAXLINEV  : Maximum input line voltage since apcupsd startup
     MINLINEV  : Minimum input line voltage since apcupsd startup
     OUTPUTV   : UPS output voltage
     SENSE     : Current UPS sensitivity setting for voltage fluctuations
     DWAKE     : Time UPS waits after power off when the power is restored
     DSHUTD    : Delay before UPS powers down after command received
     DLOWBATT  : Low battery signal sent when this much runtime remains
     LOTRANS   : Input line voltage below which UPS will switch to battery
     HITRANS   : Input line voltage above which UPS will switch to battery
     RETPCT    : Battery charge % required after power off to restore power
     ITEMP     : UPS internal temperature in degrees Celcius
     ALARMDEL  : Delay period before UPS starts sounding alarm
     LINEFREQ  : Current line frequency in Hertz
     NUMXFERS  : Number of transfers to battery since apcupsd startup
     TONBATT   : Seconds currently on battery
     CUMONBATT : Cumulative seconds on battery since apcupsd startup
     XOFFBATT  : Date, time of last transfer off battery since apcupsd startup
     STESTI    : Self-test interval
     STATFLAG  : UPS status flag in hex
     DIPSW     : Current UPS DIP switch settings
     MANDATE   : UPS date of manufacture
     SERIALNO  : UPS serial number
     BATTDATE  : Date battery last replaced (if set)
     NOMOUTV   : Nominal output voltage to supply when on battery power
     NOMPOWER  : Nominal power output in watts
     EXTBATTS  : Number of external batteries (for XL models)
     BADBATTS  : Number of bad external battery packs (for XL models)
     FIRMWARE  : UPS firmware version
     APCMODEL  : APC model information

   Share-UPS (AP9270) (Basic port)
     MBATTCHG  : Min battery charge % (BCHARGE) required for system shutdown
     MINTIMEL  : Min battery runtime (MINUTES) required for system shutdown
     MAXTIME   : Max battery runtime (TIMEOUT) after which system is shutdown
     NUMXFERS  : Number of transfers to battery since apcupsd startup
     TONBATT   : Seconds currently on battery
     CUMONBATT : Cumulative seconds on battery since apcupsd startup
     XOFFBATT  : Date, time of last transfer off battery since apcupsd startup
     STATFLAG  : UPS status flag in hex

   UPS Environmental Monitoring SmartSlot Card (AP9612TH)
     HUMIDITY  : Ambient humidity
     AMBTEMP   : Ambient temperature

   Back-UPS Pro and Smart-UPS v/s (Smart Signalling)
     LINEFAIL  : Input line voltage status.
     BATTSTAT  : Battery status.
     LASTXFER  : Last (observed) transfer to battery.

   Back-UPS and Net-UPS (Simple Signalling)
     LINEFAIL  : Input line voltage status.
     BATTSTAT  : Battery status.
     STATFLAG  : UPS status flag in hex.

FILES

     /etc/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf

SEE ALSO

     apcupsd.conf(5), apcupsd(8).

     The HTML apcupsd manual installed on your system or available online at
     http://www.apcupsd.org/

AUTHORS

   This page
     Trevor Roydhouse

   Software
     Adam Kropelin (current Project Manager and Code Maintainer)
     Kern Sibbald (former Project Manager and Code Maintainer)
     Riccardo Facchetti (former Project Manager and Code Maintainer)
     Andre M. Hedrick (Project Founder and former Code Maintainer)

   Contributors
     An enormous number of users who have devoted their time and energy to this project --
     thanks.