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Migrate PowerChute Network Shutdown configuration from PowerChute v4.1, v4.2 virtual appliance to v4.3 virtual appliance

Published date: 14 March 2019

Migrate PowerChute Network Shutdown configuration from PowerChute v4.1, v4.2 virtual appliance to PowerChute v4.3 virtual appliance.
PowerChute Network Shutdown v4.3

PowerChute v4.1 and v4.2 CentOS 5 virtual appliance and PowerChute v4.3 CentOS 7 virtual appliance


NOTE: Some v4.2 virtual appliances are CentOS 5 based. To verify your CentOS version, open a terminal and issue a
cat /etc/*-release command. The expected output is:
NAME=”CentOS Linux”
If your v4.2 virtual appliance is CentOS 7 based, the steps below are not applicable.
Follow the steps below to migrate your PowerChute v4.1, v4.2 virtual appliance configuration to the v4.3 virtual appliance:
  1. Deploy a copy of the PowerChute v4.3 virtual appliance. Complete the initial configuration wizard to enable root access. For information, see the PowerChute Network Shutdown Installation Guide attached.
  2. Log in as root and stop the PowerChute service:
    • stop PowerChute.service

On the PowerChute v4.x virtual appliance:

  1. Log in and stop the PowerChute service:
/etc/init.d/PowerChute stop
  1. Save the below v4.x configuration files locally from the /opt/APC/PowerChute/group1 directory:
  • m11.cfg
  • m11.bak
  • pcnsconfig.ini
  • pcnsconfig_backup.ini

On the PowerChute v4.3 virtual appliance:

  1. Copy the files saved in step 4 to the PowerChute v4.3 virtual appliance in the /opt/APC/PowerChute/group1 directory, and overwrite the existing files.
  2. Run the INI upgrade tool to migrate the configuration between versions, from the group1 directory:
  3. ../jre-11.0.1/bin/java -Xms32m -Xmx64m \
    -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 \
    -DapplicationDirectory=/opt/APC/PowerChute/ \
    -cp .:lib/*:comp/pcns.jar \
    --add-opens java.xml/ \
  4. Manually edit the pcnsconfig.ini file and set the value of Networking.localHostAddress to the local host address.
  5. Start the PowerChute service:
  6. start PowerChute.service
  7. Log into PowerChute using the user interface, and review the configuration settings.

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