Ever wondered what would happen if an alternate source of power supply is not arranged for a machine once a power failure has occurred? What would happen if the machine keeps running on the backup power provided by the UPS and its battery? Well, it would either result in shortening of the life expectancy of the machine or it would result in the exhaustion of the battery of the UPS. Fortunately, now there is a way to tackle this situation. UPS Software!
The UPS software or UPS control software is an add-on technology generally present in a standard UPS. It foremost purpose is to monitor the machine once a power failure occurs and eventually shutting down the machine before the UPS batteries die.
How does it Work?
The working for a UPS software is quite complex and once configured properly can handle almost 100 servers at a time working through a single computer. It works for all servers which include critical servers and does not need the setting up of a complex structure of network equipments. The UPS Software can be configured on an UPS by connecting a serial port, which is generally found on the back on an UPS, to any computer. The information is thereby exchanged between the computer and the UPS through connection.
Other than the basic function of automatically shutting down a machine when the UPS battery is close to exhaustion, the UPS software also plays a role in keeping a constant check on the batteries of the UPS. Any kind of leak or a sudden change in the temperature in the batteries is also kept a strict vigilance on.
Other than this technology being a little complex to configure, the UPS Software does not have much limitations.