How to use rfe to control the APC power distribution bars
(Most of) the power distribution bars in use in the Forum, AT and KB server rooms can have their outlets turned on and off under rfe control. This is done by editing a configuration file, similar to the way the switch configuration is done.
The bars mostly have names of the form
for switched controllable bars and
for unswitched bars. The corresponding configuration file is
for bars in the Forum,
for bars at AT, and
for bars at KB.
Each line in the configuration file takes the form
outlet <number> <outlet-name> <on-or-off> [immediate|middle|last]
number is the number of the outlet, as written on the bar,
outlet-name is a label for the outlet, (which should match whatever's connected to the outlet),
on-or-off is either "on" to turn the outlet on, or "off" to turn it off, and
- the qualifier
last specifies the switch-on delay which will be applied. (
middle (the default) specifies a delay randomly chosen from the range 60-80 seconds;
last specifies a delay randomly chosen from the range 180-240 seconds.)
The usual caveats about white space and avoiding tcl's metacharacters apply.
outlet 21 franklin on
outlet 22 fc10 on
outlet 23 srslc02 on
outlet 24 sr02+sr03 on immediate
- 17 Oct 2008
Topic revision: r4 - 26 Jan 2010 - 13:21:37 - IanDurkacz