How to configure ESXi to shutdown using an APC SmartUPS (with lamw scripts)

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    This tutorial will show you how to configure a VMWare ESXi install to shutdown using an

    APC SmartUPS. This proven practice came about because our company was sending a

    Dell PowerEdge T300 server with ESXi and a APC UPS to one of our sales offices.

    Because it would just be this server and the UPS there, we needed a way for ESXi to

    shutdown the guest operating systems and then itself gracefully.

     

    This document assumes that you have a VMWare ESXi install with VIMA running on it and

    an APC SmartUPS with a network management card installed.

     

    This document includes scripts from the VMWare Communities user “lamw.” His scripts

    are available at http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9531 Lamw's scripts do not

    need the enabling of the unsupported SSH option within ESXi.