APC Network Power Management Controller
NOTE: as of 2017, this project has been replaced by Sebastien Celles' APC.
Please see the NEW version of the Python APC project here:
- This contains outlet status, better Python integration, and other improvements.
Controls rebooting of APC network PDU switches with 'telnet' network interface. Tested with the AP7900, but likely works with other models.
This handles locking of the device so that parallel calls will block, since APC has a single telnet session.
- Python 2.x or Python 3.x
- Python Expect (pexpect) library. To install: 'pip install pexpect'
- APC with telnet network interface (tested on AP7900)
No source installation required. Just download and run.
The APC needs to be set up with telnet enabled, and using a fixed IP address. If a DHCP address is used, it may change, and you will have trouble connecting.
Power cycle (reboot) a single port
$ ./apc.py --reboot PORT
Example: reboot power port 1
$ ./apc.py --reboot 1
$ ./apc.py --help usage: apc.py [-h] [--host HOST] [-v] [--quiet] [--user USER] [--password PASSWORD] [--debug] [--reboot REBOOT] [--off OFF] [--on ON] APC Python CLI optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --host HOST Override the host --user USER Override the username --password PASSWORD Override the password -v, --verbose Verbose messages --quiet Quiet --debug Debug mode --reboot REBOOT Reboot an outlet --off OFF Turn off an outlet --on ON Turn on an outlet
The following environment variables will override the APC connection:
$ ./apc.py --reboot 8 Acquiring lock /tmp/apc.lock Connecting to APC @ 10.8.0.142 Logged in as user apc, version 3.7.3 APC 10.8.0.142: Outlet #8 Rebooted DISCONNECTED from 10.8.0.142