[CentOS] UPS/NUT config/install for MGE UPS units ellipse USBS series (usb models)

J.J.Garcia stigmatedbrain at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 11:45:16 UTC 2006


Hi folks,

I've now a new "usb-thing" attached to a CentOs 4.3 box in my room and just
followed these steps to get it up and running, hope it helps.

[root at sparkbox ~]# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/mgeups.repo
[mgeups]
name=MGE UPS SYSTEMS
baseurl=http://opensource.mgeups.com/rhfc/
gpgcheck=0

# yum install mgeups-psp

Now plug the ups and check that:

[root at sparkbox ups]# lsusb | grep MGE
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0463:ffff MGE UPS Systems UPS

I had to restart hotplug to get the following working:

[root at sparkbox ~]# newhidups -a mgeups
Network UPS Tools: New USB/HID UPS driver 0.23 (2.0.2-pre2)
Detected an UPS: MGE UPS SYSTEMS/ELLIPSE

Then, go to /etc/sysconfig/ups and:

MODEL=newhidups
DEVICE=mgeups
OPTIONS="-a"
UPSD_OPTIONS=

Just verify that /etc/ups/ups.conf has something like this:

[mgeups]
        driver = newhidups
        port = auto
        desc = "SparkBox ellipse ASR 1000 VA managed unit"

And that's all if you use the standard config providen by the MGE folks,


[root at sparkbox ~]# service ups start
Iniciando newhidups:                                               [  OK  ]
Iniciando upsd:                                                    [  OK  ]
Iniciando monitor UPS (master):                                    [  OK  ]

Check syslog:


Mar 24 11:56:13 sparkbox newhidups: Network UPS Tools: New USB/HID UPS driver
0.23 (2.0.2-pre2)
Mar 24 11:56:13 sparkbox newhidups:
Mar 24 11:56:13 sparkbox newhidups: Detected an UPS: MGE UPS SYSTEMS/ELLIPSE
Mar 24 11:56:13 sparkbox newhidups:
Mar 24 11:56:16 sparkbox newhidups[5869]: Startup successful
Mar 24 11:56:16 sparkbox ups: Iniciación de newhidups succeeded
Mar 24 11:56:16 sparkbox upsd[5872]: /etc/ups/upsd.conf is world readable
Mar 24 11:56:16 sparkbox upsd[5872]: Connected to UPS [mgeups]: newhidups-auto
Mar 24 11:56:16 sparkbox upsd: Network UPS Tools upsd 2.0.2-pre2
Mar 24 11:56:16 sparkbox upsd: Synchronizing...
Mar 24 11:56:16 sparkbox upsd: /etc/ups/upsd.conf is world readable
Mar 24 11:56:16 sparkbox upsd: Connected to UPS [mgeups]: newhidups-auto
Mar 24 11:56:17 sparkbox upsd: .
Mar 24 11:56:20 sparkbox last message repeated 3 times
Mar 24 11:56:21 sparkbox upsd: . giving up
Mar 24 11:56:21 sparkbox upsd[5873]: Startup successful
Mar 24 11:56:21 sparkbox ups: Iniciación de upsd succeeded
Mar 24 11:56:21 sparkbox upsmon[5877]: Startup successful
Mar 24 11:56:21 sparkbox upsd[5873]: Connection from 127.0.0.1
Mar 24 11:56:21 sparkbox upsd[5873]: Client monuser at 127.0.0.1 logged into UPS
[mgeups]
Mar 24 11:56:21 sparkbox upsmon[5878]: Poll UPS [mgeups at localhost] failed -
Variable not supported by UPS
Mar 24 11:56:21 sparkbox upsmon: UPS: mgeups at localhost (master) (power value 1)
Mar 24 11:56:21 sparkbox upsmon: Using power down flag file /etc/killpower
Mar 24 11:56:21 sparkbox upsmon:
Mar 24 11:56:21 sparkbox ups: Iniciación de upsmon succeeded


Unless for the rigth perms to config files, and the (i think) the 'POLLFREQ 5'
and 'POLLFREQALERT 5' parameters in /etc/ups/upsmon.conf the rest is working ok.

Don't forget to open at /etc/sysconfig/iptables

# NUT/upsd
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 3493 -j ACCEPT

To get mon from remote computers and allow them in the corresponding ACL at
/etc/ups/upsd.conf:

...
ACL lan 192.168.0.0/24
ACCEPT lan
...
REJECT all



Have a good day,

Jose




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