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Can I monitor the selftests of my APC?



My APC UPS is running selftests on a regular schedule. I'd like to be able to monitor the results so I know when to replace the battery. Is that possible?

apc oid selftest usv

Created on Mar 24, 2017 7:31:09 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

Last change on Mar 24, 2017 7:48:51 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 16 or later


This works with the SNMP Custom Sensor, which allows you to query a specific device OID. In combination with the Lookups, this will give you the metric you're looking for, nicely formatted.



SNMP Sensors need to work in general on your appliance. Check out our SNMP Guide if you need to set this up first.

  1. Create a new SNMP Custom Sensor on the device
  2. Set the OID to
  3. If you like, enable the change trigger notification
  4. Hit Continue
  5. Save the lookup below as prtg.standardlookups.apc.selftest.ovl to
    C:\Program Files (x86)\PRTG Network Monitor\lookups
  6. Click the small gear and set the lookup to prtg.standardlookups.apc.selftest

You're done! It should look something like this:

The finished sensor, monitoring the APC Battery Selftest

OID List

Parameter NameDescription of the last self test.
1 - Passed
2 - Selftest failed
3 - Invalid Result!
4 - In Progress


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <ValueLookup id="prtg.standardlookups.apc.selftest" desiredValue="1" undefinedState="None">
      <SingleInt state="OK" value="1">
        Selftest passed!
      <SingleInt state="Error" value="2">
        Selftest failed!
      <SingleInt state="Warning" value="3">
        Invalid Result!
      <SingleInt state="OK" value="4">
        Selftest in progress...

Created on Mar 24, 2017 7:43:58 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

Last change on Sep 18, 2023 9:19:15 AM by  Jacqueline Conforti [Paessler Support]

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