Would you like to learn how to configure the APC UPS SNMP service? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure the APC UPS SNMP feature, in order to enable a network monitor software like Zabbix to collect information remotely using the network management card of an APC UPS.

This tutorial was tested on APC UPS model SRT6KXLI also know as Smart-UPS SRT 6000.

This tutorial was tested on APC UPS model AP9631 also know as RT6000.

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Tutorial - Configure APC UPS SNMP

First, we need to access the APC UPS web interface.

Open your browser and enter the IP address of the APC UPS.

On the login screen, use the default username and default password.

• Default Username: apc
• Default Password: apc

APC UPS Web interface

After a successful login, you will be sent to the APC UPS Dashboard.

On the Web interface, access the Configuration menu and select the following option:

• Configuration > General > Identification

apc ups identification

Configure the desired identification information an click on the Apply button.

apc ups snmp location

Now, you need to enable the SNMP service on the APC UPS.

To enable the SNMP service, you need to access the following menu option:

• Configuration > Network > SNMPv1 > Access

apc ups snmp

Select the checkbox and click on the Apply button.

apc ups enable snmp

On the Web interface, access the Configuration menu and select the following option:

• Configuration > Network > SNMPv1 > Access control

apc ups snmp menu

Now, you need to set the SNMP community that will be authorized to access the SNMP service.

apc snmp community

Select the community named: PUBLIC

Set the SNMP community name.

Set the IP address of the network monitoring server, or leave the default value as 0.0.0.0

Set the type of SNMP access allowed

apc ups snmp configuration

You have successfully enabled the APC SNMP service.

You have successfully configured the APC SNMP service.

To test your SNMP configuration, use the following commands on a computer running Ubuntu Linux.

# apt-get install snmp
# snmpwalk -v2c -c MyCommunity 192.168.0.100

Here is a small sample of the SNMPWALK output.

SNMPv2-MIB::sysObjectID.0 = OID: PowerNet-MIB::smartUPS2
DISMAN-EVENT-MIB::sysUpTimeInstance = Timeticks: (15349590) 1 day, 18:38:15.90
SNMPv2-MIB::sysContact.0 = STRING: Broly
SNMPv2-MIB::sysName.0 = STRING: apcF90E5F
SNMPv2-MIB::sysLocation.0 = STRING: Planet Vegeto

You have successfully tested the APC SNMP communication using a computer running Linux.