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A Software Managing Clustered Multi Vender Uninteruptible Power Supply on Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123690D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 6 page(s) / 273K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mamada, R: AUTHOR

Abstract

A software is disclosed that manages, operates, and monitors both UPS (Uninteruptible Power Supply) devices and connected devices such as servers, client systems, and storage devices. It provides a common GUI for multi vender UPS (Figure 1), and clustered devices managing method (Figure 2), such as group shutdown/IPL sequence (Figure 3), group scheduling (Figure 4), and group alerting (Figure 5).

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A Software Managing Clustered Multi Vender Uninteruptible Power Supply
on Network

   A software is disclosed that manages, operates, and
monitors both UPS (Uninteruptible Power Supply) devices and
connected devices such as servers, client systems, and storage
devices.  It provides a common GUI for multi vender UPS (Figure 1),
and clustered devices managing method (Figure 2), such as group
shutdown/IPL sequence (Figure 3), group scheduling (Figure 4), and
group alerting (Figure 5).

   Most conventional UPS managing software are designed
single UPS oriented.  And, most conventional network managing
software do not provide common GUI to managing multi vender UPS
because they are too general product to support each private MIB
(Managing Information Base) of a specific device such as UPS.

   SNMP (Simple Network Managing Protocol) is used to
managing UPS hooked on network.  Device unique managing information
is provided as MIB (Managing Information Base).  There is the
standard UPS MIB, which is proposed by IETF (Internet Engineering
Task Force).  And many UPS venders provide their own private MIB to
enrich their products' function.  My software uses USM (UPS Specific
Module) dynamic link library to provide a common GUI for multi vender
UPS.  My software extracts some standardized functions from both the
standard UPS MIB and private MIBs, and implements them into the
USMs.  Each USM contains functions to get static/dynamic information
and to control output source, and trap specific UPS when it starts up
or when a UPS device is registered by user.  Users do not aware of
which USM is used.

   Many a user tends to use not a single server but
clustered server systems.  However both m...