Product Details of the APC AP9631
The APC AP9631 Network Management Card 2 is an advanced remote monitoring solution designed to provide IT administrators with a comprehensive view of their power infrastructure. The card enables users to remotely monitor and manage their APC UPS systems from anywhere, using a web browser or other network management software.
In this article, we will explore the features and benefits of the APC AP9631 Network Management Card 2 in more detail, including its installation process, configuration options, and how it can help users to improve the reliability and efficiency of their power protection systems.
Network Management Card
The APC AP9631 Network Management Card 2 is a hardware device that can be installed into compatible APC UPS systems to provide network connectivity and remote monitoring capabilities. It allows IT administrators to easily monitor and manage their power protection systems, which are critical components of any IT infrastructure.
The card connects to a network via an Ethernet cable and provides real-time data on power usage, battery life, and other important metrics. It also allows users to configure and customize their UPS system's settings remotely, including setting thresholds for alerts and notifications, configuring shutdown sequences, and scheduling automated tests.
The APC AP9631 Network Management Card 2 is designed to be easy to install and can be done by the user without the need for specialized technical skills. It comes with a user guide that provides step-by-step instructions for installing the card into a compatible APC UPS system.
Before purchasing the APC AP9631, it is important to check that your UPS system is compatible with the card. The card is compatible with a wide range of APC UPS systems, including those in the Smart-UPS, Symmetra, and Matrix-UPS families. However, it is important to check the compatibility list provided by APC to ensure that the card will work with your specific model of UPS system.
Once the card is installed, users can access its features and settings by navigating to the device's IP address in a web browser or through network management software.
Features and Benefits
The APC AP9631 Network Management Card 2 provides a wide range of features and benefits to users, including:
Remote Monitoring: The card enables users to monitor their UPS systems remotely from any location, using a web browser or other network management software. This makes it easy for IT administrators to keep an eye on their power protection systems, even when they are not physically present in the same location.
Real-Time Data: The card provides real-time data on important metrics such as power usage, battery life, and environmental conditions. This data can help users to identify potential issues and make informed decisions about how to optimize their power protection systems.
Remote Management: The card allows users to configure and customize their UPS system's settings remotely, including setting thresholds for alerts and notifications, configuring shutdown sequences, and scheduling automated tests.
Security: The card provides advanced security features to protect the UPS system and the network from unauthorized access. These include SSL/TLS encryption, secure login, and password protection.
The card is compatible with a wide range of APC UPS systems, making it a versatile and flexible solution for IT administrators.
Improved Efficiency: By providing real-time data and remote management capabilities, the APC AP9631 Network Management Card 2 can help users to improve the efficiency and reliability of their power protection systems. This can reduce downtime and improve the overall performance of the IT infrastructure.
Customizable Notifications: The card allows users to set thresholds for alerts and notifications, including email alerts, SNMP traps, and audible alarms. This allows users to stay informed about any issues with their power protection systems and take action quickly to prevent downtime.
General Information about the APC AP9631
- Manufacturer: APC
- Part Number or SKU# AP9631
- Product Type: Remote Management
- Proprietary Slot Type SmartSlot
- Ports 1 x RJ-45 Network
- Customize shut down and reboot of connected equipment and UPSs.
- Identify problematic trends before they escalate or export the data log for analysis.
- Pinpoint the timing and sequence of events leading up to an incident with the event log.
- Run Command File:
- Run command file on shutdown sequence as well as start-up sequence.
- Remote UPS Management:
- Enable management of your UPS by connecting it directly to the network.
- Browser Accessible:
- View the user interface with a browser. Provides quick access from anywhere on a secure network.
- ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM COMPATIBLE:
- Manage your APC devices from a single system by forwarding SNMP traps (events) to your preferred enterprise management system.
- Reboot Equipment Remotely:
- Saves dispatching technicians to remote locations.
- Operating System(S):
- Prevents possible data corruption by performing graceful, unattended operating system shutdown in the event of an extended power outage.
- Protocols HTTP
- Protocols SSH
- Protocols SSL
- Protocols Telnet
- Protocols SNMP
- Password Security:
- User-selectable password protection prevents unauthorized access.
- THREE-TIER User Access:
- Control user access on three levels including read only, device and administrator.
- Radius Support:
- Use an existing radius server to securely authenticate, authorize, and account for your APC device.
- POWERCHUTE NETWORK SHUTDOWN:
- Reliable network-based shutdown of multiple servers.
- Package Contents
- UPS Network Management Card
- Software CD
- Temperature Sensor
- User Manual
- Integrates with InfraStruXure Central:
- An IT-ready, scalable monitoring system that collects, organizes, and distributes critical alerts, surveillance video and key information, providing a unified view of complex physical infrastructure environments from anywhere on the network.
- Flash upgradeable firmware:
- Install maintenance releases of firmware remotely using FTP.
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