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  • Dell UPS Management SoftwareNetwork Design ExamplesAndy McDonald & Stéphane MoulinNovember 2011
  • UPS Communications: General InformationUPS Management Software• Dell UPS Local Node Manager (ULNM) – Primary function - is shutdown of device(s) after power failure – Extended function – visibility of power status & shutdown configuration• Dell UPS Multi-UPS Management Console (MUMC) – Primary function – visibility & configuration of multiple UPS & LNMs – Primary function – management of multi-host virtualized installations – Extended function – shutdown of device after power failureConnectivityA UPS can be connected via USB (default, cable included), RS232 or Network Card (H910P). All communication types allow full UPSmanagement software functionality with the following considerations:• Virtualization – always use the optional H910P Network Management Card (many hypervisors don’t have good USB support)• Multiple servers – always use the option H910P Network Management Card (USB could be single point of failure)• Single servers – USB is acceptable (but user doesn’t have the use of Network Card functions such as SNMP)NodesNodes are any UPS or ULNM agent monitored or managed by the Dell MUMC. Only UPSs & PDUs count as nodes for licensingpurposes. Up to 32 UPSs can be managed without a license. An almost unlimited number of ULNM agents (servers) can be managedby MUMC (see users guide for test results in large environments).2
  • UPS Communications: General Connectivity Guide Network (LAN or WAN) Management Console USB / RS232, single server USB / RS232, multi-server Network Card, multi-server (MUMC)MUMC Network Switch Network Switch Network Switch ULNM Servers or ULNM Servers or Server or ULNM Workstation ULNM Workstations ULNM Workstations UPS with USB ULNM ULNM UPS Node UPS Node UPS with USB UPS Node UPS with NMC- MUMC can monitor and manage - UPS connects to server over USB - UPS connects to server over USB - UPS connects directly to network any Dell UPS and ULNM on the network, connected by either - ULNM relays UPS status to network so it - ULNM on host server relays UPS status & - All servers communicate directly with USB, serial or network card. can be monitored / managed remotely alarms to other servers across network UPS- When clients use vCentre MUMC through MUMC - Each ULNM & UPS can be monitored / - All UPSs & ULNM agents communicate directly manages the ESXi servers managed remotely through MUMC directly with MUMC for remote- MUMC can also monitor non- - USB is a single point of failure, monitoring & management Dell UPSs (see compatibility recommend network connection for guide) this design 3
  • Devices without an operating systemServers and virtual servers can be easily managed by using UPS management software, but devices that don’t have an operating system(network switches, routers, storage) are not able to utilize UPS management software. For this reason we manage their start-up andshutdown profiles using load segments (LS) on the rear of the Dell UPS.Some storage devices can be controlled via a command line interface and in this case the UPS software agent running on a server can“execute script before shutdown” in order to shut down the storage controller. Example: 2700W Rack/Tower UPS Load segment 2: 2 x C13Best Practise Power Connectivity• Connect all servers to load segment (LS) 1* Load segment 1: 6 x C13 & 2 x C19 sockets• Connect storage and network switch to LS2*• Configure LS2 to power off after [X] + 5 mins on battery (5 minutes after servers start shutting down)• Configure LS1 to power on @ LS2 + 5mins (5minutes after storage/networking starts providing time to initialize before servers require storage access.• Load segment configurations can be made in and of 3 places: UPS LCD Panel, Network Card Interface, UPS Management software* Depending on your configuration you may choose to connect servers to LS2 and storage/networking to LS1. You may also choose to add PDUs to the UPS to create morepower connection points for your IT hardware.4
  • SMB Focus 14200W UPS with 4 Rack servers, 1 storage array, 1 switch. Non-virtualizedSoftware Design Guide• Install ULNM on each physical server (Linux or Windows)• Install MUMC on a client PC (Windows only) Switch• MUMC: Configure each instance of ULNM (use template if many servers)• Configure software to shut servers down after [X] mins on battery Storage• Monitor status of the UPS & each ULNM through MUMC• Storage & switch has no operating system so is controlled using UPS “load segments” (see below) ServersUPS Connectivity Options:• Where no virtualization is used, any UPS connectivity option is valid• If USB/RS232: Server connected to UPS relays UPS status information to each ULNM agent UPS• If NMC: UPS communicates directly with each ULNM via network switch with NMC• In all cases, MUMC will monitor the status of the UPS and each ULNM agent or USB• NOTE: when >1 server is present, NMC is highly recommended5
  • SMB Focus 14200W UPS with 4 Rack servers, 1 storage array, 1 switch. Non-virtualized Network MUMC Load Segment 1 UPS with NMC Switch Storage Power UPS Node WindowsTM client Servers Load Segment 2 Power ULNM ULNM ULNM ULNM MUMC Managed Components (Nodes): 1 * Network UPS 1 * ULNM Linux 3 * ULNM Windows6
  • SMB Focus 24200W UPS with 4 Rack servers, 1 storage array, 1 switch. Virtualized w/vCentreSoftware Design Guide• Install MUMC on a client PC (Windows only). Switch• MUMC: Add VMware Supervisor, each ESXi hypervisor will auto-populate into node list• MUMC: Configure shutdown settings for each ESXi through ‘node settings’ menu Storage• Enable “maintenance mode” if you wish to use vMotion in the event of a power outage• No need to install ULNM on any VM, hypervisor or any other device in this scenario. MUMC handles the shutdown messaging to the ESXi through vCentre ServersUPS Connectivity Options:• Where virtualization is used, NMC is the only valid UPS communication option• MUMC monitors UPS & each ULNM through network• MUMC monitors each ESXi hypervisor through a vCentre connection, no ULNM is required UPS & NMC7
  • SMB Focus 24200W UPS with 4 Rack servers, 1 storage array, 1 switch. Virtualized w/vCentre Network MUMC Load Segment 1 UPS with NMC Switch Storage Power UPS Node WindowsTM client Servers Load Segment 2 Power ULNM ULNM ESXi ESXi MUMC Managed vCentre Components (Nodes): 1 * Network UPS 1 * ULNM Linux 1 * ULNM Windows 2 * ESXi (via vCentre)8
  • SMB Focus 34200W UPS with 4 Rack servers, 1 storage array, 1 switch. Virtualized without vCentreSoftware Design Guide• Install MUMC on a client PC (Windows only). Switch• MUMC: Add VMware Supervisor, each ESXi hypervisor will auto-populate into node list• MUMC: Configure shutdown settings for each ESXi through ‘node settings’ menu Storage• Enable “maintenance mode” if you wish to use vMotion in the event of a power outage• No need to install ULNM on any VM, hypervisor or any other device in this scenario. M UMC handles the shutdown messaging to the ESXi through vCentre ServersUPS Connectivity Options:• Where virtualization is used, NMC is the only valid communication option• MUMC monitors UPS & each ULNM through network• MUMC monitors each ESXi hypervisor through a vCentre connection, no ULNM is required UPS & NMC9
  • SMB Focus 34200W UPS with 4 Rack servers, 1 storage array, 1 switch. Virtualized without vCentre Network MUMC Load Segment 1 UPS with NMC Switch Storage Power UPS Node WindowsTM client Servers Load Segment 2 Power ULNM ULNM ULNM ULNM MUMC Managed Components: ESXi ESXi 1 * Network UPS 1 * ULNM Linux 1 * ULNM Windows 2 * ULNM ESXi10
  • LE Focus 19 Racks, each with 4200W UPS, multiple servers, storage & networking.Mix of non-virtualized & virtualized systems with vCentreSoftware Design Guide• Install ULNM on each physical non-virtualized server (Linux or Windows)• Install MUMC on a client PC (Windows only)• MUMC: Add VMware vCentre in Virtualization menu (each ESXi hypervisor will auto-populate into node list)• MUMC: Configure shutdown settings for each ESXi through ‘node settings’ menu• MUMC: Enable ‘maintenance mode’ if you wish to use vMotion in the event of a power outage• MUMC: Configure each instance of ULNM on non-virtualized servers (use template if many servers)• Configure software to shut servers down after [X] mins on battery• Monitor status of the UPS & each ULNM through MUMC• Storage & switch has no operating system so is controlled using UPS load segments11
  • LE Focus 19 Racks, each with 4200W UPS, multiple servers, storage & networking.Mix of non-virtualized & virtualized systems with vCentre 19” rack, x9 Network MUMC Load Segment 1 UPS with NMC Switch Storage Power UPS Node WindowsTM client Servers Load Segment 2 Power ULNM ULNM ESXi ESXi MUMC Managed vCentre Components: 9 * Network UPS 9 * ULNM Linux 9 * ULNM Windows 18 * ESXi (via vCentre)12
  • LE Focus 29 Racks, each with 4200W UPS, multiple servers, storage & networking.Mix of non-virtualized & virtualized systems without vCentreSoftware Design Guide• Install ULNM on each physical non-virtualized server (Linux or Windows)• Install ULNM on each ESXi hypervisor• Install MUMC on a client PC (Windows only)• MUMC: Perform network scan to find non-virtualized servers and ESXi hypervisors• MUMC: Configure each instance of ULNM on non-virtualized servers (use template if many servers)• MUMC: Configure shutdown settings for each ESXi through ‘node settings’ menu• Configure software/hypervisors to shut servers down after [X] mins on battery• Monitor status of the UPS & each ULNM through MUMC• Storage & switch has no operating system so is controlled using UPS load segments13
  • LE Focus 29 Racks, each with 4200W UPS, multiple servers, storage & networking.Mix of non-virtualized & virtualized systems without vCentre 19” rack, x9 Network MUMC Load Segment 1 UPS with NMC Switch Storage Power UPS Node WindowsTM client Servers Load Segment 2 Power ULNM ULNM ULNM ULNM MUMC Managed Components: ESXi ESXi 9 * Network UPS 9 * ULNM Linux 9 * ULNM Windows 18 * ULNM ESXi14
  • LE Focus 3Multiple Branch Offices & Central Office, each with multiple UPSs & mix of IT solutionsSoftware Design Guide• Install MUMC on a head-office client PC (Windows only). This will be the central monitoring location.• Install ULNM on each physical non-virtualized server (Linux or Windows).• Mass-deployment options: a) pre-loaded OS image; b) silent remote installation; c) import configuration file into ULNM; d) configure multiple ULNM agents Multiple nodes simultaneously from MUMC console Multiple Multiple• Install ULNM on any ESXi hypervisors nodes nodes• MUMC: Perform network scan to find non-virtualized servers and ESXi hypervisors which are not managed by vCentre Multiple Multiple nodes nodes Multiple Multiple nodes nodes Multiple nodes15
  • LE Focus 3Multiple Branch Offices & Central Office, each with multiple UPSs & mix of IT solutions Network, WAN Head Office Satellite Office, NMC Satellite Office, USB Satellite Office, USB WindowsTM MUMC client Network Switch Network Switch Network Switch Server / Workstation Server / Workstation Server / Workstation ULNM ULNM ULNM UPS Node UPS with NMC UPS Node UPS with USB UPS Node UPS with USB MUMC Managed Components: Many * USB UPS Many * ULNM Lin/Win Many * ESXi (optional) Note: Up to 32 UPSs supported for free. License upgrade required for >32 UPSs.16
  • ULNM Supported Platforms*17 *See software user guide for latest supported versions
  • MUMC Supported Platforms18 *See software user guide for latest supported versions
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