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APC Metered Rack Power Distribution Unit and ISC-DHCPD

Posted on 2007-03-17 17:15:07, modified on 2007-03-17 18:34:03
Tags: Networking, DHCP

This APC power rails is a managed powerboard, which you can access via (ssh|telnet|http|etc).

By default it takes its address via BOOTP, but it can be done via DHCP too. But then, only when it finds a proper cookie in the DHCP answer. After some trying out, this is what you have to configure in the ISC-DHCP server to get it all working:

option space APC;
option APC.cookie code 1 = string;
class "apc-rpdu" {
        match if substring (option vendor-class-identifier,0,3) = "APC";
        vendor-option-space APC;
        option APC.cookie "1APC";
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Posted on: 2008-03-20 08:21:52
CommentThank you so much for posting this to the web, I had my PDU up on the net with your help in less than 15 minutes!

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