Getting started with PowerChute, network and our business needs
My first post here and quick introduction to our business profile.
Small private use has grown over time with business now running modest network to support a hospitality business with accommodation, retail and bistro.
IT infrastructure hardware includes half a dozen pcs or workstations (openSUSE & Windows 10), NAS, managed switches, wifi APs and a diverse collection of UPS devices, all APC with power ratings between 1 and 3KVA.
The need here is that our power connection is from overhead cable on poles in rural setting and we have several power outages a year. These can be very disruptive, particularly for on line business and retail cloud connections which must keep running.
I cannot afford to buy all new UPS kit but wish to make better and more intelligent use of what I have using network if appropriate.
My reason for posting here is that I have been overwhelmed by the volume of APC options and information available and seek help in understanding exactly what UPS kit I have, what firmware upgrades are required if available and preparing a plan to achieve an optimum configuration.