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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

PowerChute Serial Shutdown
PowerChute Serial Shutdown Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: PowerChute prevents data corruption within a network in the event of an extended power outage or power problem by performing an operating system shutdown.

PowerChute is available in three editions: Personal, Business and Network. All three editions are covered in this entry.

PowerChute Personal Edition software provides safe system shutdown in the event of an extended power outage or computer power problem, in an attempt to prevent potential data corruption.

PowerChute Business Edition software provides Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) management, safe system shutdown, energy management capabilities and reports on system performance.

PowerChute Network Shutdown works in conjunction with specific hardware to protect both the physical and virtual environment by shutting down both the physical and virtual machine when there are issues related to availability.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.3
Decision Date: 03/28/2024 at 15:20:16 UTC
Introduced By: SCCM
Vendor Name: APC
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/28/2024 at 15:20:16 UTC).