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Retrieve status information from apcupsd(8).

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March 28, 2014
APCACCESS(8) BSD System Manager's Manual APCACCESS(8)

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 Conver‐ sion Corp. (APC) UPSes provided you have the apcupsd(8) daemon installed, properly config‐ ured and running. It can access status information from any APC UPS attached to the local‐ host 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 val‐ ues. -u Remove units field for easier parsing by scripts. <command> An optional command, unless a hostname is also being specified. The only imple‐ mented 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 infor‐ mation 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.
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