This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by vincent.cui on 2014-07-16
I used DCE to monitor APC outlet switch PDU and other third party PDU ( I write a DDF for it ), I found that APC PDU is with outlet control menu when right-click on it, but third party PDU is not. but I can see DCE know the third party PDU's switch outlet number and meter outlet number, and also get correct status for each outlet. but there is no outlet control menu when right-click on it. I guess this is done by DDF, who can tell me how to make third party PDU have outlet switch function ?
This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by bredaconsidine on 2014-07-16
For this to potentially work, you will need to load a DDF (created by us) into DCE for this function. I would recommend working with our multivendorsupport team to create this outlet function for your 3rd party PDU. You can email multivendor at firstname.lastname@example.org. and they will hopefully be able to create a DDF to enable this feature. They have created DDF's for 3rd party PDU's to incorporate this feature in the past. As long as the outlets can be individually controlled using SNMP, I don't see a problem.
This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by vincent.cui on 2014-07-16
yes, my device is snmp device, all control via snmp..
thank you for your support! I will mail multivendor support to get help .
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