Generic UPS monitoring plugin

Verax NMS Generic UPS (uninterruptible power supply) management plugin allows easy monitoring, alerting, health check, management and performance reporting of SNMP-enabled UPSes supporting the SNMPv2 and UPS MIBs. The plugin can communicate using SNMP v1, v2 or v3.

Generic vs. dedicated plugins

The Generic UPS plugin enables monitoring and management of UPS types/models that do not have dedicated Verax NMS plugins (such as, for instance Emerson UPS or APC UPS). Dedicated plugins come first in the discovery order: if a dedicated plugin exists it is preferred over a generic one. While the dedicated plugins typically provide additional functionality (display more information, allow for execution of management actions, configuration management, etc.), the Generic UPS plugin provides full capability in terms of monitoring, performance measurements and alerting.

General information view

The view provides a configuration summary for an UPS:

  • Name and description
  • Location and uptime
  • Manufacturer, model and software version
  • Battery status, time on battery, estimated minutes remaining
  • Estimated charge remaining (%)

Electrical metrics view

The view provides a configuration summary for an UPS:

  • Battery: voltage, current and temperature
  • Input lines: frequency, voltage, current and true power
  • Output lines: Output lines: voltage, current, true power and % load
  • Bypass: Bypass: voltage, current and true power

Alarms view

Displays alarms in the UPS memory including their timestamp and description.

Standard MIBs

The Generic UPS supports the standard MIB-2, enabling NMS to define sensors, performance counters, alarms and traps based on standard MIB definitions.

Built-in vendor templates

The Generic UPS plugin provides predefined templates for sensors and performance counters defined in proprietary MIBs of the most popular UPS vendors. The select, most important templates are listed in the table below:

Built-in vendor-specific monitoring templates
APC
APC UPS Charge
APC UPS Input Line Voltage
APC UPS Load
APC UPS Output Current
APC UPS Output Voltage
Liebert
Liebert UPS Charge
Liebert UPS Load
Merlin Gerin
Merlin Gerin Battery Installed
Merlin Gerin Battery sys Shutdown
Merlin Gerin UPS Charge
Merlin Gerin UPS Load
Eaton
Eaton UPS Battery Current
Eaton UPS Charge
Eaton UPS Input Line Voltage
Eaton UPS Input Source
Eaton UPS Load
Eaton UPS Output Current
Eaton UPS Output Voltage
Eaton UPS Time Remaining
Socomec Sicon
Socomec Sicon Battery Capacity
Socomec Sicon Battery Capacity
Socomec Sicon Battery Negative Voltage
Socomec Sicon Battery Positive Voltage
Socomec Sicon Battery Voltage
Socomec Sicon Output Load Phase 1
Socomec Sicon Output Load Phase 2
Socomec Sicon Output Load Phase 3
Socomec Sicon Output Load Rate Phase 1
Socomec Sicon Output Load Rate Phase 2
Socomec Sicon Output Load Rate Phase 3
Socomec Sicon UPS Output Load Rate
Delta Electronics
Delta Electronics Battery Capacity
Delta Electronics Battery Voltage
Delta Electronics Output Load Rate Phase 1
Tripp Lite
Tripp Lite UPS Charge
Tripp Lite UPS Load

Loading vendor MIBs

Additional MIBs can be loaded via NMS MIB Browser. OIDs from these MIBs can be used to define additional sensors and performance counters as needed.

Event processing

Verax NMS provides a set of standard, built-in event processing rules for MIB-2. Additional rules can be defined based on standard and vendor-specific MIB OIDs.

Visualization

The user interface of the Generic UPS plugin displays:

  • Basic UPS information such as name, location, vendor, type & model, firmware version and others
  • Electrical characteristics for input, output and bypass circuits (voltage, current, power, temperature, etc.)

Predefined Generic UPS monitoring templates

The plugin provides predefined templates for most commonly monitored UPS items (listed in the table below). Other, user-defined sensors and performance counters can be added.

Generic UPS monitoring templates
Generic UPS Charge
Generic UPS Time Remaining
Generic UPS Battery Current
Generic UPS Battery Voltage
Generic UPS Input Line Voltage L1
Generic UPS Input Line Voltage L2
Generic UPS Input Line Voltage L3
Generic UPS Input Line Current L1
Generic UPS Input Line Current L2
Generic UPS Input Line Current L3
Generic UPS Input Line Frequency L1
Generic UPS Input Line Frequency L2
Generic UPS Input Line Frequency L3
Generic UPS Input Line True Power L1
Generic UPS Input Line True Power L2
Generic UPS Input Line True Power L3
Generic UPS Output Line Current L1
Generic UPS Output Line Current L2
Generic UPS Output Line Current L3
Generic UPS Output Line Load L1
Generic UPS Output Line Load L2
Generic UPS Output Line Load L3
Generic UPS Output Line Voltage L1
Generic UPS Output Line Voltage L2
Generic UPS Output Line Voltage L3
Generic UPS Output Line True Power L1
Generic UPS Output Line True Power L2
Generic UPS Output Line True Power L3
Generic UPS Bypass Voltage L1
Generic UPS Bypass Voltage L2
Generic UPS Bypass Voltage L3
Generic UPS Bypass Current L1
Generic UPS Bypass Current L2
Generic UPS Bypass Current L3
Generic UPS Bypass Power L1
Generic UPS Bypass Power L2
Generic UPS Bypass Power L3

See also

Emerson UPS & AC monitoring and management plugin »

APC UPS monitoring and management plugin »