3 minute read.Last Modified 2023-11-17 11:50 EST
An uninterruptible power supply is a hardware device that provides a backup source of power in the event of a power outage. Use the UPS services screen to configure a UPS for your TrueNAS.
TrueNAS EnterpriseTrueNAS High Availability (HA) systems are not compatible with uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).
SAVE activates after all required fields are populated.
CANCEL exits without saving and returns you to the Services screen.
|Identifier||Type a description for the UPS device. You can use alphanumeric, period (.), comma (,), hyphen (-), and underscore (_) characters. This is a required field.|
|UPS Mode||Select mode from the dropdown list. Master is an option if the UPS plugs directly into the system serial port. Select Slave to have this system shut down before the master system. The UPS remains the last item to shut down. See the Network UPS Tools Overview.|
|Driver||Select the device driver from the dropdown list. See the Network UPS Tools compatibility list for a list of supported UPS devices. This is a required field.|
|Port or Hostname||Select the serial or USB port connected to the UPS from the dropdown list. Options include a list of ports on your system and auto. Select auto to automatically detect and manage the USB port settings. Enter the IP address or host name of the SNMP UPS device when selecting an SNMP driver. If the UPS Mode field is set as Master, this is a required field. If set to Slave this field is not required.|
|Monitor User||Enter a user to associate with this service. Keeping the default is recommended.|
|Monitor Password||Change the default password to improve system security. The new password cannot include a space or #.|
|Extra Users||Enter accounts that have administrative access. See upsd.users(5) for examples.|
|Remote Monitor||Select to have the default configuration listen on all interfaces using the known values of user: upsmon and password: fixmepass.|
|Shutdown Mode||Select the battery option to use when the UPS initiates shutdown. Dropdown list options are UPS reaches low battery or UPS goes on battery.|
|Shutdown Timer||Enter a value in seconds for the UPS to wait before initiating shutdown. Shutdown does not occur if power is restored while the timer is counting down. This value only applies when Shutdown Mode is set to UPS goes on battery.|
|Shutdown Command||Enter a command to shut down the system when either battery power is low or the shutdown timer ends.|
|Power off UPS||Select for the UPS to power off after shutting down the system.|
|Send Email Status Updates||Select to enable sending messages to the address defined in the Email field.|
|Enter any email addresses to receive status updates. Separate entries by pressing Enter.|
|Email Subject||Enter the subject for status emails.|
|No Communication Warning Time||Enter the number of seconds to wait before alerting that the service cannot reach any UPS. Warnings continue until situation resolved.|
|Host Sync||Length of time in seconds for upsmon to wait while in master mode for the slaves to disconnect. This applies during a shutdown situation.|
|Description||Enter a description for this service.|
|Auxiliary Parameters (ups.conf)||Enter any extra options from ups.conf.|
|Auxiliary Parameters (upsd.conf)||Enter any extra options from upsd.conf.|