Recently I acquired a second hand APC Smart-UPS 3000. With the cheap addition of a network module SNMP V2/V3 support is easily added to this unit.
The next step is setting up monitoring. To do this I’m going to use parts of the TICK stack, primarily Telegraf (for polling and data collection) and Influxdb (for backend database) – Here’s a short introduction on those modules. Continue reading to see the tasks required to set this up.