marius1
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

ESXi and UPS

I am planning to implement ESXi on an HP DL385 server.

Does ESXi manage an UPS?

Given the DL385 server is connected to an external UPS and power fails, can ESXi detect the problem and perform a graceful shutdown (or suspend) of guest Virtual Machines?

Regards

Marius

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asatoran
Immortal
Immortal

ESXi doesn't have a console that you would use to install any UPS software. The usual recommendation is run the RCLI virtual machine appliance and install the UPS agent in there. Then have tthe RCI appliance shutdown ESX.

http://communities.vmware.com/message/949744#949744

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1056938#1056938

Guy_Mortlock
Contributor
Contributor

Another "solution" (assuming you are using an APC UPS) is to wait for the new APC software which will (from what I understand) install an agent in VIMA which will then shut down the guests and the host.

The following is cut from a post in the VIMA newsgroup.

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Good Afternoon,

PowerChute Network Shutdown for VMware ESXi will be available in 2009.

This is a fully compatible version with VIMA and ESXi.

John Noone

Product Manager

American Power Conversion

I had thought I had seen a statement some where that it would be the 1st quarter of 2009 (but I may be confused with the next version of Veeam Backup which is also due soon).

Regards

Guy

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s1xth
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Wow this is great news!

http://www.virtualizationimpact.com http://www.handsonvirtualization.com Twitter: @jfranconi
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barber50701
Contributor
Contributor

Any more news on this...like when it will be released?

Nick
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