I'm about to deploy a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with the Hyper V role. I'd like to get away from having to use a network management card with my APC UPS as I'm only shutting down 1 server (it just seems like an unneeded point of failure). I'd like to look into using apcupsd instead.
- Will this work properly if I use a serial connection?
- Have you got it working yourself?
- How is the SNMP monitoring? I really like being able to easily monitor my UPS with SNMP when powerchute is installed. Will I be sacrificing this completely?
- Is the network management card really the way to go with this? If so, why?
Bonus question: Is there a better UPS out there that I should be recommending in the future?