Do I need software to run my UPS?
For most UPS functions the answer is no. But remember, if a power outage lasts longer than the battery hold-up time, the UPS is only postponing the inevitable crash. For prolonged outages, a shutdown utility must be installed on the protected computer. This utility will communicate with the UPS and, after a set period of time which you determine, take control of the computer and shut it down gracefully, avoiding a system crash. Depending on the UPS and manufacturer, these utilities can also perform a variety of environmental monitoring and management tasks. Which UPS and software package we recommend is based on your unique requirements and environment.