About administering APC power controlers

Steven Timm timm at fnal.gov
Mon Jun 3 10:10:45 EDT 2002


Yes, it is possible to send the commands from a linux console.
You need to use expect.  They do respond over a serial console.
We are developing some scripts to do this at the moment but
they are not ready for prime time.

Steve Timm


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Steven C. Timm (630) 840-8525  timm at fnal.gov  http://home.fnal.gov/~timm/
Fermilab Computing Division/Operating Systems Support
Scientific Computing Support Group--Computing Farms Operations

On Sat, 1 Jun 2002, Ramiro Alba Queipo wrote:

> Hello everybody:
>
> We have a 72 nodes cluster and we are planing to buy APC power
> controlers in order to be able switching on/off the nodes remotely.
>
> The point is that I would like to confirm that it is posible to send
> commands to the power controlers from a linux console (and how) in order
> to develop scripts than can easily control the devices.
>
> I looked at the documentacion from the APC's web page I could not be
> completely sure of this aspect.
>
> Regards
> Thanks in advance
>
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