Hibernation in WS 2016 Essentials

Robocop-UK 1 Reputation point

I have a DELL EMC Poweredge T140 with Windows Server 2016 Essentials connected to an APC Back-Up Pro 550 UPS. The UPS provides Hibernate instruction via the USB to the server on power loss ( a problem we have here; today a lightning strike tripped the power breakers again)

How can I enable the server to respond to the Hibernate instruction and shut itself down before the battery runs out?

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP

    You can download the software here for this purpose.

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  2. Robocop-UK 1 Reputation point


    I have the APC software installed and this is the message I get when it loads. Before I bought the new server and the MS 2016 Essentials the APC software shut down the server quite well, no problems.

    I had some feed back from DELL about enabling the functionality but is doesn't prompt Windows to show the Hibernate feature.

    Where are the settings I need to change to the allow the UPS to instruct the server to hibernate?

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  3. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP

    You can try here.

    but note that hibernate is generally a desktop operating system feature.

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  4. Limitless Technology 39,461 Reputation points


    Thank you for reaching out.

    Additionally, you can check to enable it from UPS (web url) console if its mabaged UPS.

    Thank you.

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