How do I monitor my APC UPS over the network on Linux?

If you have an APC UPS with a network card, we recommend using the PowerChute Network Shutdown software provided and supported by APC.


Before getting started, download and review the PowerChute Network Shutdown documentation.

Download the software from APC’s website: PowerChute Network Shutdown v2.2.4 for Linux

mkdir /esupport/powerchute && cd /esupport/powerchute
wget -c ftp://restrict:Kop\$74\!
tar xzf pcns224Linux.tar.gz

Answer the questions as prompted. Here is an example of the installation process:

  • Do you accept the license agreement? yes
  • Enter the PCNS instance number: 1
  • Enter the installation directory: [ENTER] to accept default value of /opt/APC/PowerChute
  • Are you sure? yes
  • Enter the java directory? [ENTER] to use the included version of Java

Run the configuration script:

cd /opt/APC/PowerChute/group1/


You’ll be prompted to answer a series of questions. Here is an example of the configuration process:

  • Select the local IP address? 1
  • Select the netmask: [Enter] to select the default (
  • Select the type of configuration: [1]: Configure for a single UPS device
  • Management card IP:
  • Management card port: 80
  • Administrator user name: apc
  • Administrator password: apc
  • Authentication phrase: batterybackupsrule
  • Do you wish to register these settings? Yes


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