APC PowerChute Network Shutdown - Authentication Phrase

​Was installing APC PowerChute Network Shutdown (PCNS) on a customer’s server and couldn’t find a record of the Authentication Passphrase that I set ages back on their Smart UPSes Network Management 2 Card.

So I went to reset it on the card and start anew… it took a lot of digging to find it on their particular release of firmware:

Go into the UPS tab, then into “shutdown” inside the “Configuration” category:

You may then need to change the passphrase being used on other servers. To do this, open up PCNS in your browser and click into the area shown below:


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