Hibernation in WS 2016 Essentials

Robocop-UK 1 Reputation point
2021-09-17T14:44:19.637+00:00

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
    2021-09-17T14:51:42.797+00:00

    You can download the software here for this purpose.
    https://www.apc.com/shop/us/en/tools/software-firmware/

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  2. Robocop-UK 1 Reputation point
    2021-09-18T10:15:50.16+00:00

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    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
    2021-09-18T12:22:09.54+00:00

    You can try here.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-client/deployment/disable-and-re-enable-hibernation

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

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  4. Limitless Technology 39,461 Reputation points
    2021-09-20T08:54:58.87+00:00

    Hello,

    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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