Good Product Hard to setup
This is a great product. You can control 3 servers shutdown over the network card and 1 using usb. You can even set it up so 3 are used together so it will only shutdown systems if all are non functional. Before this all our UPS's were connected using usb and difficult to control. Now I can use 2 togeather with the network cards and only shut systems down if power goes down on both. I would definitely suggest that you always get larger UPS's with a network card. The downside is that this took me a long time to setup. The documentation is pretty bad and I had to repeat the setup several times before I was successful. Definitely make sure you download the latest software from the website when you set it up and don't use the stuff that comes with it. One good thing about it is that it is compatible with VMware ESXi. I set our's up to control the shutdown of all 3 of our ESXi 4.1 hosts. They in turn shut down the guest operating systems gracefully. The setup for the ESXi was challenging but not impossible. I do wish that the software this network card uses was more robust. It walks you through the setup using a wizard which is good and explains what the choices are but it just doesn't have as many options as I would have liked. I was also left wondering about what it would do when the power returns. I suggest you run it through several test scenerios before using in production.
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