NUT and UPS Calibration



  • I have replaced some batteries for my APC Smart-UPS 1500.  I have this unit running my firewall, switch, and a few miscellaneous networking items.  What I am looking to do is run a calibration on the unit (now that it has charged for 24 hrs).
    I have nut installed on the pfSense unit and am connected to the UPS via USB, but I am unfamiliar with how to run the command to calibrate.



  • I have been trying to still do this via command line, but am still unable to get it to work.  What am I supposed to be using for the username and password if I am using this as a local USB attached UPS?

    $ upscmd -h
    Network UPS Tools upscmd 2.6.5
    
    usage: upscmd [-h]
           upscmd [-l <ups>]
           upscmd [-u <username>] [-p <password>] <ups> <command></command> [<value>]
    
    Administration program to initiate instant commands on UPS hardware.
    
      -h		display this help text
      -l <ups>	show available commands on UPS <ups>
      -u <username>	set username for command authentication
      -p <password>	set password for command authentication
    
      <ups>		UPS identifier - <upsname>[@<hostname>[:<port>]]
      <command></command>	Valid instant command - test.panel.start, etc.
      [<value>]	Additional data for command - number of seconds, etc.</value></port></hostname></upsname></ups></password></username></ups></ups></value></ups></password></username></ups>
    
    $ upscmd -l Smart1500
    Instant commands supported on UPS [Smart1500]:
    
    beeper.disable - Disable the UPS beeper
    beeper.enable - Enable the UPS beeper
    beeper.mute - Temporarily mute the UPS beeper
    beeper.off - Obsolete (use beeper.disable or beeper.mute)
    beeper.on - Obsolete (use beeper.enable)
    load.off - Turn off the load immediately
    load.off.delay - Turn off the load with a delay (seconds)
    load.on - Turn on the load immediately
    load.on.delay - Turn on the load with a delay (seconds)
    shutdown.reboot - Shut down the load briefly while rebooting the UPS
    shutdown.return - Turn off the load and return when power is back
    shutdown.stayoff - Turn off the load and remain off
    shutdown.stop - Stop a shutdown in progress
    test.battery.start.deep - Start a deep battery test
    test.battery.start.quick - Start a quick battery test
    test.battery.stop - Stop the battery test
    test.panel.start - Start testing the UPS panel
    test.panel.stop - Stop a UPS panel test
    


  • This was never answered, so I just wanted to add to it in case anyone else has this problem.

    This info is correct for 2.4.3 p1, it may be correct for previous versions also, but I didn't test it.

    The password for the nut admin account can be found in the /usr/local/etc/nut/upsd.users file. It is a random password that changes with every reboot.

    You can use that password for the various nut commands, upscmd and upsrw are the main ones.


 

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