RPS Software > UNITS
The left window contains a list corresponding to the number of RPS Units that the software license can monitor. ( If in DEMO Mode, you are allowed to configure 2 RPS Units Only. ) There are several versions of the software available which can control up to 250 RPS Devices ( more on a customization basis ).
When the program is operational, each monitored or scheduled RPS Unit will be given a color so you can quickly determine a units status.
- A Bold Green Unit indicates an OK condition
- A Bold Red Unit indicates a failure condition
- A Blue Bold Unit indicates a device that has a schedule active
- When a unit is not active, it appears in the window in black normal text
With a quick glance and scroll, you should be able to locate any problems with your network. Each unit is individually named. If an IP address is configured, it will also be shown in this window.
Click on any unit in the window will bring up the specific configuration for the device.
Units > General
Unit Name – Enter the Unit Name to describe the device the RPS Unit is controlling.
Unit Location – You may enter in further details about this device.
Associated IP Address – If you are going to monitor this devices activity by periodically pinging, enter in the IP address. ( Entry optional depending on the Unit Monitor and Control Method Selected Below )
Associated HTTP address – If you are going to monitor this device by http, enter in the full https://www.deltronix.com URL. ( Entry optional depending on the Unit Monitor and Control Method Selected Below )
Unit Telephone Number – This is the telephone number that will be dialed to access the RPS device to perform power control operations.
2 Digit Security Code – This is the 2 digit security code that is appended to the ##88 initial RPS command sequence to access the unit for control operations. If you have added an additional 2 digit security code, you will need to enter it here. Otherwise, leave this entry blank.
Unit Active – check off this box if the unit is active and should be monitored/scheduled within the program. If this is left unchecked, this device will appear in the units window in normal black text.
Unit Monitor and Control Method – There are 2 selectable options that control how this device will be monitored. Selecting ‘Check and Control Operation‘ will configure this device for either ping or http checks, or, ping and http checks. Selecting ‘Schedule Operation‘ will allow only for scheduling operations ( Examples – Power On at 11am, Power off at 4 pm Daily * Weekly reboot at 1am * One time Power On at 2pm etc. )
Current Power Status – Either ON, OFF or Unknown. Any configured device that returns a ping or http check during initial program start will automatically have this notification set to ON. If you use the Units > Unit Configuration Window to set the RPS Device ON or OFF, it will also update notification. Schedule operations to turn a unit ON, OFF or REBOOT update this notification.
The Activity Screen located at the bottom of the main window will reflect any activity occurring during program operation.
To begin monitoring and activate scheduling, click on the START button. A modem and internet connection check is performed almost immediately. You will be notified of any errors occurring. When stopping the program, click the button and wait till the visible prompt tells you that the program has cleared the cache, and ended.
Units > Ping & Http Check Options
Check interval in Minutes – Your monitored device will be checked every XX minutes. Enter the number of minutes between these tests.
Check Method – Select Ping, HTTP or Ping and HTTP.
External Verification Check – If the program is registered and you have subscribe to the External Verification Check, you can select to have failures verified by having the program contact the server at Deltronix Enterprises. The server will perform the same test as the RPS Software is monitoring. This will confirm a failure or OK response from your device. If the RPS Software reports a failure and the external check reports OK, the RPS software will place the device in OK (pass) status and continue testing. If the failure is confirmed, the RPS software will continue with its preset instructions. If the external verification cannot be reached for any reason, the RPS Software will continue with its preset instructions. You will be notificed via email of any activity.
Units > Alert & Reboot Options
Send Email – Check off this box if you want to be notified when a failure occurs with your monitored device.
Failure Count before Sending Email – this is the number of failures that occur consecutively before an alert email notification is sent.
Email Address – the email address to send the above notification too. You can click the default button to quickly enter the default email address given in the SETTINGS > Internet Connection screen.
Reboot Unit – Check this off to enable a device to be rebooted automatically by the RPS Software
Failure Count for Reboot – this is the number of failures that must occur consecutively before a reboot command is sent to the RPS device. This number will usually be a minimum of the same number as the ‘Failure Count Before Sending Email’ value but is usually set to a higher number to allow the initial failure notification to reach the designated person before the program performs its automatic functions.
Email Address – the email address to send the above reboot notification too. You can click the default button to quickly enter the default email address given in the SETTINGS > Internet Connection screen.
Time Required for Reboot – The program halts monitoring operations for the number of minutes designated to allow for the remote device be become active (reboot). For instance, if you are rebooting a server, it may take several minutes for the server to become active and return a ping or http request. Place the value in this box.
Maximum Number of Reboots – this is the maximum number of times the rps device will be called to reboot the device. Once this number is reached, no further reboots will be performed. An email notification will be sent when this maximum number has been reached. During program operation, you can clear the reboot count by clicking the button.
Test Email Configuration – Sends a test message to the designated email addresses on this screen.
Units > Scheduling
This window allows you to configure up to 10 events to be performed by the program. An event is a Power On, Power Off or Reboot of the device. ( If you need more events, you can simply configure another device on the unit window with the same RPS Device telephone number, configure the device as a scheduled device, and set the events in the schedule window.) An event can be inactive, occur one time, daily, weekly or monthly at the designated time. When the program is activated and the RPS Unit is schedule is active, the crosshairs are removed from the next active scheduled event.
Perform each schedule action X times to Assure response – to make sure the event is completed successfully, you can designate the event to be repeated up to 4 times. For instance, if you are using the software to turn on the lights at your vacation home, calling multiple times and issuing the same commands over the modem to the RPS device will just assure that the device is power OFF or Powered ON per your instructions.
Send Email Notifications – Check off this box if you want to be notified when a schedule event occurs for the device.
Email – Enter the email address to receive notifications or select the default button to place the SETTINGS > Internet Connection Check values into this box.
Units > Unit Configuration
This window allows you to automatically call the RPS device for power and configuration operations. Select the configuration or activity desired and click the DIAL AND CONFIGURE Button..Details of each activity is shown in the window. For the best operation with the RPS Software it is recommended that the RPS Unit be configured to pick up after 3 rings. The software will also work when configured to pick up after 15 rings. You can also use this window to quickly power on, off or reboot a unit while the program monitoring function is inactive ( the start button has not been clicked. )