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.