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Problem when UPS runs out of battery

Adolfo Estévez
Occasional Contributor

Problem when UPS runs out of battery

My problem is that when my UPS is running out of battery it sends a signal to my server (via serial port)to shut it down. All this is ok, but when power comes back, if I'm not around to power the server on, it remains off forever.
How can I make the server to power on automatically after it has been "gently" shut down by the UPS. The only way I have found is to have a PC sending WOL signals every 5 minutes to the server in case it is off-line.

Thanks in advance.
Kedd Guyton
Respected Contributor

Re: Problem when UPS runs out of battery

Some ProLiant models have an option in the RBSU (ROM-Based Setup Utility) under 'Server Availability' called 'Automatic Power-On' which sounds like just what you're looking.

Press the F9 key during POST to enter the RBSU.