APCUPSD.com has a mailing list and the guys there should be most helpful. As for your approach; have you considered using the NIS feature of apcupsd. Basically, its an client/server implementation where you configure the copy of apcupsd that is physically connected to the UPS as normal - but with its NIS server enabled (NIS is a apcupsd feature for broadcasting the true use state of other network based servers). Then install a copy of APCUPSD on every server, using the network as the ups_type, and pointing their device statements to the main copy's ip address. Logically all the client copies treat the main copy as if its the ups, and the main copy passes through significant events; so it makes since for the client copies to shutdown faster than the main. I.E. if the main copy will shutdown when the 3 minute battery left point is reached, then the client should shutdown at the 4 minute point, or at least 60 second sooner.
Last edited by skoona; 07-31-2008 at 10:14 PM.