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I have the following:

  • We have a few APC 7920 PDU's
  • Using POWER IQ to control the PDS's via SNMP 1/2
  • Using also Mobile Power IQ to control the PDU if need via iPad/iPhone

I am in the process of testing a few scenarios. One which has be stumped me a little.

  1. Outlet 1 is on, Outlet 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 is off
  2. Power IQ recognizes this
  3. Turn off the power to the PDU
  4. Wait 2 minutes
  5. Turn on the power to the PDU
  6. All the outlets are in a state of ON

My question(s),

  1. Is it possible to preserver the state of the PDU's outlets after coming back online
  2. Is it possible to execute a pre-configured state after coming back online


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I don't understand your second question. – joeqwerty Mar 2 '12 at 3:40
@joeqwerty - Hi, When you reboot the APC or it comes on from a power failure, it follows a per-configured state. In this case, outlet 1 - 8 will turn on. I would like, e.g. only outlet 1 to come on and the to stay off. I am not sure where to edit this information as I have looked and the manual and the admin panel. Why do I want to do this. TO prevent a power surge to all the equipment. – Arthor Mar 2 '12 at 13:02
Hi, does anyone have any experience with this or should I conclude that this is not possible? Thank you... – Arthor Mar 7 '12 at 11:17
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I only had my hands on the larger 7950 models, but I think the logic should apply to all APC switched PDUs.

You can configure each outlet to either power on immediately when power is restored, power up with a delay of up to 7200 seconds or not power up at all:

outlet configuration screenshot

This is how you get a "preconfigured state" working. I never found anything to have reload the "previous state" - i believe the current state never is stored on any kind of persistent storage.

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Right on!!!! Works a treat – Arthor Jul 29 '12 at 16:16

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