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Metrex APC Monitoring Management Pack

Posted By admin On 11/19/2009 @ 5:13 pm In Monitoring | No Comments

The Metrex [1] APC Monitoring Management Pack extends the System Center Operations Manager 2007 to carry out both proactive and reactive monitoring for the following UPSs by American Power Conversion Corp.

The management pack enables the monitoring of UPS’s components like battery, environmental monitoring card etc. and allows controlling UPS’s parameters such as input voltage, current frequency, output load, battery temperature etc.


The management pack includes availability and configuration monitoring, performance data collection, and default thresholds.

The gathered information is presented to the monitoring operators using all the visualizing abilities of the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 – e-mail notifications, diagrams, health explorer, performance graphs views etc.

In comparison with other products, the Metrex Engineering [1] Management Pack operates solely using the functions of the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007. This makes the installation and the configuration very similar to that of the standard Microsoft management packs. The management pack doesn’t require any dedicated databases, servers or processes to operate.

In most of the cases the end user will not be required to carry out any post-installation fine tuning – the threshold values are pre-configured based on long-term statistics, gathered from live power circuits.

Supported UPSs

Metrex [1] APC Monitoring Management Pack utilizes only standard APC monitoring techniques using the SNMP and SNMP-traps. This enables the ability to monitor virtually any models UPSs by APC. Additionally, Ethernet connector in UPS is recommended but not required.

System Requirements

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

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