How to Set Up Server Shutdown on a NetGuardian 832A G5 RTU

Morgana Siggins
Morgana Siggins
Monitoring Specialist

If you're responsible for a server room, then you know that maintaining it up and running at all times is critical. That's why we equip our remote terminal units (RTUs) with the Server Shutdown feature.

The Server Shutdown feature lets your server know to gracefully shut itself down because we're going to kill its power. One of our most popular RTUs that has this capability is the NetGuardian 832A G5. It can monitor 32 discrete alarms, 8 analog points, 32 network devices, and 8 control relays.

If you have an 832A G5 and are wondering how you can properly configure the Server Shutdown feature, read on. In this article, we'll dive into how to set up and define the Server Shutdown feature in NGEdit.

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Learn how to configure the Server Shutdown feature on your NetGuardian 832A G5.

Download NGEdit G5

NGEdit is a Windows-based NetGuardian provisioning tool that eliminates the hassle of driving to hundreds of remote sites to configure new features and to upload new firmware. It reduces the whole process to just a few clicks.

In order to be able to configure the Server Shutdown feature, you first need to download the NGEdit for your 832A G5. Here's how you can do this:

Read Config from Your Device

Input Server Shutdown Settings

Note: If you have Global Trap Managers enabled and the format set to v2c-trap, v2c-inform or v3-trap the NetGuardian will send a trap similar to the following: .

If the Global Trap Managers format is set to v1-trap or the Global Trap manager is not enabled then the NetGuardian will send similar to the following: .

Upload Configuration

After setting up the servers you need to write the new configuration to the device for them to take effect. Here's how this can be done:

The Server Shutdown feature is now set up and ready to be used.

Bottom Line

The NetGuardian 832A G5 is a field-proven RTU that boasts many powerful capabilities, and Server Shutdown is one of them.

The Server Shutdown feature boils down to "we've hit a flag that your power supply unit needs to be shut down, this is an 'x' minute warning trap so you can prepare because you won't have power afterward." And, then after x minutes, we turn off the power supply unit.

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Quick reference chart.

If you encounter any issues when setting up the Server Shutdown feature, simply call our tech support and we will be glad to help you out.

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