APC PowerChute™ is a UPS management software enabling graceful system shutdowns and providing energy management capabilities. During a power disturbance, PowerChute software allows you to remotely shutdown your connected critical devices, preventing potential data loss or corruption.
PowerChute software provides peace of mind for IT Professionals.
Protect and prevent data loss: Provides data security and resiliency during prolonged power disturbances
Enable proactive uptime: Unattended start-up ensures uptime immediately when power conditions are restored
Integration into existing Enterprise Management Systems: Multi-protocol support provides flexible solution integration
Which UPS Management Software should I use?
There are 3 versions of PowerChute which correspond with your APC UPS(s).
PowerChute Personal Edition
PowerChute Business Edition
PowerChute Network Shutdown
How does UPS Graceful Shutdown work?
1. During prolonged power disturbances beyond the UPS backup duration, PowerChute triggers a graceful unattended shutdown of your connected equipment (PC, servers).
2. In enterprise environments, PowerChute Network Shutdown ensures the shutdown of virtual machines (VMs) is in the correct sequence. This capability maintains uptime by allowing workloads on virtual machines to continue running by moving them to hosts that are not impacted by the power outage. The sequenced migration protects against potential data loss and corruption.
3. When power is restored, the UPS turns on and begins supplying power to the server(s). Once the servers are back up, PowerChute Network Shutdown can detect stable conditions and then start the cluster services and VMs.
What is the installation process?