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NAME

       netxml-ups - Driver for Eaton / MGE Network Management Card / Proxy (XML/HTTP Protocol)
       equipment

NOTE

       This man page only documents the hardware-specific features of the netxml-ups driver. For
       information about the core driver, see nutupsdrv(8).

SUPPORTED HARDWARE

       netxml-ups support all recent Eaton / MGE models which use a Network Management Card or
       Proxy (MGE XML/HTTP protocol based). This applies to both Eaton (previously MGE Office
       Protection Systems) and to MGE UPS SYSTEMS. Supported card and proxy models are:

       ·   NMC Minislot (Ref 66102, firmware EA or newer),

       ·   SNMP/Web Minislot card (Ref 66244)

       ·   NMC Transverse (Ref 66074),

       ·   NMC & Modbus/JBus (Ref 66103),

       ·   Network Management Proxy,

       ·   ePDU Monitored (newer version).

       Older models, such as SNMP card (Ref 66062 and Ref 66045), use the SNMP protocol and
       should use the snmp-ups(8) driver with the "mibs=mge" parameter.

EXTRA ARGUMENTS

       This driver supports the following optional settings in the ups.conf(5):

       timeout=value
           The timeout for connecting to and reading from the UPS. Defaults to 5 seconds. Don’t
           change this value unless you know exactly what you’re doing.

       This value must never be higher than half the MAXAGE value specified in upsd.conf(5),
       otherwise you run the risk that upsd(8) declares the driver stale while it is waiting for
       a connection to timeout.

       subscribe
           Connect to the NMC in subscribed mode. This allows to receive notifications and alarms
           more quickly, beside from the standard polling requests.

       login=value
           Set the login value for authenticated mode. This feature also needs the password
           argument, and allows value settings in the card. This feature is not used yet.

       password=value
           Set the password value, needed with the login for authenticated mode. This feature is
           not used yet.

       shutdown_duration=value
           Set the shutdown duration of the operating system, in seconds. This represents the
           amount of time needed by the system to operate a clean shutdown. Defaults to 120
           seconds.

       shutdown_timer=value
           Set the shutdown timer, in seconds. After value seconds running on battery, the local
           system will receive a notification to shutdown. Defaults to "none" (disabled).

IMPLEMENTATION

       The hostname of the UPS is specified with the "port" value in ups.conf, i.e.:

           [mgexml]
                   driver = netxml-ups
                   port = http://netxml-ups.example.com:80

       Specifying the method to connect to the UPS (http, https) is mandatory. If the port is
       equal to the default for the method specified (80 for http, 443 for https) it may be
       omitted.

       In order not to overload older NMCs by polling them too frequently, it is recommended to
       increase the "pollinterval" (see nutupsdrv(8)) and ups.conf(5)) to at least 5 seconds.

KNOWN ISSUES

       Don’t connect to the UPS through a proxy. Although it would be trivial to add support for
       proxies, this is not recommended and don’t ask for it. Not only because it will prevent
       the driver to make a persistent connection to the UPS, but also it adds an additional
       failure mode. If the proxy goes down (for whatever reason), the driver will no longer be
       able to reach the UPS.

AUTHORS

       Arjen de Korte <adkorte-guest@alioth.debian.org>

SEE ALSO

   The core driver:
       nutupsdrv(8)

   Internet resources:
       The NUT (Network UPS Tools) home page: http://www.networkupstools.org/