I have an APC UPS 620 and a Windows Server 2012 R2 (non virtual) server. The server and the UPS are connected with genuine APC serial signaling cable.
- Without installing any software the APC is not recognized as a device in the Device Manager. Is that normal/expected? I've read that USB connected APCs are recognized.
- How can I monitor that APC from the server? I recently installed the latest PowerChute Business Edition (v9.2 for 5 node), but I don't see the APC listed either during the installation process. As far as I understand this latest version may not support serial signaling at all?
Some search shows that PowerChute v7.05 supports serial signaling but that version dates back to 2007, so way back before 2012 existed.
What's the best method to monitor my APC UPS in this case?