4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2013 5:00 AM by tkrn

    UPS Eaton And Esxi Download Step By Step

    ArielStu Enthusiast

      Eaton UPS: Download of VMware  ESXi & Guests and Hosts Step By Step


      NOTE:  The Esxi should be unlocked

      On VMware ESXI we need to install pre-defined Virtual machine

      Because ESXI does not have Administrative console for hypervisor

      A pre-defined Virtual machine called:   vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)

      Need to be downloaded from the Vmware Site, to The local drive of yours

      For Example   ->    D:\ Vmware_VIMA_Vma

      Download the vSphere Management Assistant 4.0.0   , see  link below



      How to import it

      Open the Vsphere, Click on File then -> Deploy OVF Template

      Browse to the folder on your local disk where was downloaded, should be the OVF file

      When finish will show on the inventory a guest machine -> vSphere Management Assistant


      Power it on, and follow the instructions,   vi-admin is a given user, then it asks a password

      Then give IP into your LAN, can with DHCP or without Dhcp

      For Root:   sudo –s then give the password for vi-admin


      For installing Eaton Ups into vMA


      Go to this link:    http://powerquality.eaton.com/pp/registration_app.asp

      Click on Download Software & Drivers

      Click on Intelligent Power Protector   (The upper one)

      Pick   <Your_UPS_Model> and VMware ESX    check on I agree terms and conditions -> Save and continue


      Now on the Upper left of the screen will see the Language and the OS to choose

      Pick   English for language and VMware for OS

      Will see the first one:   Intelligent Power Protector V.1.10rpm Software installer

      X86_64 for Vmware pay version of ESXI 4.0  & 4.10 (Vsphere4 & 4.10)

      Click on it, and then I agree then will download the file:


      Upload the package with Winscp software to the vMA guest machine, once is there

      Putty to the vMa client    logon with vi-admin

      sudo –s    to change to root   (same password as vi-admin)

      Before installing the rpm check if Firewall ports are opened, if not see below, between lines



      Network architecture

      All hardware elements must have an operational network configuration that allows them to dialog freely

      with each other.

      Make sure in particular that vMA firewall authorises:

      _ connections on tcp port 4679 and 4680 to enable a remote access for supervision and

      configuration through Web Browser. These ports are reserved at IANA (http://www.iana.org).

      _ Connections through TCP port 80. It must be opened as a destination port (for output) on the

      machine hosting Intelligent Power Protector.

      To enable communication between Intelligent Power Protector and Network Management Card:


      sudo iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT

      sudo iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 5000 -j ACCEPT

      sudo iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 4679 -j ACCEPT

      sudo iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 4680 -j ACCEPT

      sudo iptables -I INPUT -p udp --dport 4679 -j ACCEPT

      sudo iptables -I INPUT -p udp --dport 4680 -j ACCEPT

      To enable communication between Intelligent Power Protector and Connect UPS


      Nota: in this command we propose the –I (insert) option but –A (append) is possible to use as well.

      It isn’t not exactly the same. Please refer to firewall documentation for the best command for you.


      sudo iptables -I INPUT -p udp --dport 161 -j ACCEPT

      sudo iptables -I INPUT -p udp --dport 200 -j ACCEPT

      sudo iptables -I INPUT -p udp --dport 2844 -j ACCEPT

      sudo iptables -I INPUT -p udp --dport 2845 -j ACCEPT

      sudo iptables -I OUTPUT -p udp --dport 161 -j ACCEPT

      sudo iptables -I OUTPUT -p udp --dport 200 -j ACCEPT

      sudo iptables -I OUTPUT -p udp --dport 2844 -j ACCEPT

      sudo iptables -I OUTPUT -p udp --dport 2845 -j ACCEPT

      Then save the changes by command:

      service iptables save ->  Don’t forget this command to save


      Install  rpm

      rpm –i  ipp-linux-1.10.045-1.x86_64.rpm    ->   Accept all the defaults requests

      At the end, connect to Intelligent Power Protector using your web browser. by typing :


      http://<@IP-or-name-of-vMA>:4679/ (for a HTTP access)   

      https://<@ IP-or-name-of-vMA>:4680/ (For a HTTPS access


      Click Auto discover, (to discover the power source) if fails, do it manually by Address Scan, then write the IP

      Logon admin admin (the default password is admin) and click on Shutdown

      You should be able to see under configuration, a Power source defined

        Click on it  then EDIT   Shutdown configuration ,

      Shutdown type:  Script   

      Shutdown Script:   /ups/<Name_of_script>.sh        (I opened a folder called ups, )

      Define the script on vMA write:    vi <Name_of_script>.sh

      Where the Script  ->  <Name_of_script>.sh

      has inside the one row or more  depending of the number of ESXi hosts needed to download:

          ssh root@<IP_Of_ESXI_1>   ‘/sbin/shutdown.sh ‘ 

          ssh root@<IP_Of_ESXI_2>   ‘/sbin/shutdown.sh ‘ 

         ssh root@<IP_Of_ESXI_3>   ‘/sbin/shutdown.sh ‘ 

        where ESXI_1  is one ESXi host,     ESXI_2 is the second and ……. As needed

      that means will run on each ESXI the command -> ‘/sbin/shutdown.sh ‘  

      but the Script is located on vMA guest machine under folder /ups/  in this case

      The shutdown will download the ESXI host and guests VM’s see the Pdf document to define download and startup order of VM’s guests on ESXI host  (Also has the full documentation)


      For avoiding asking password when the script runs, will define keys as the following: see between lines


      Generate Private & Public Keys to Logon on the ESXI from the vMA without Password

      Create your sshkey (puttykeygen or ssh-keygen) on the client,  on the vMa machine

      Logon as root, and under root folder write:  ssh-keygen

      Will create a     /root/.ssh     folder with two keys   id_rsa     and      is_rsa.pub

      Create “.ssh” directory on the root of ESXi device                                                                          Repeat this for Every ESXi

      Place the keyfile (id_rsa.pub) from the client to the host (Each ESXi) , into the   .ssh  folder created

      Goto the ESXi host .ssh folder run this command        cat id_rsa.pub >> /.ssh/authorized_keys      Repeat this for Every ESXi

      chmod 0600 -R /.ssh     on the ESXi                                                                                        Repeat this for Every ESXi


      important NOTE: Every folder (like /.ssh) and all folders added manually will be removed Automatically

      by the Esxi,  each time the Esxi reboots

      To overcome this read the following:

      At booting time, the script /etc/rc.local is executed. Furthermore it’s possible to modify this script and it still survives the reboot.

      1) Copy the /.shh   folder   to /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/

        see command    cp  –r  /.shh/  /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ 


      2) edit /etc/rc.local   (suggest to backup it first to e.g. rc.local.gib)

      Edit and add a row inside  the file the   /etc/rc.local  file   and write this command   ->    cp -r /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/.ssh/ /.ssh  

      and save the  rc.local


      Will restore the /.ssh folder every reboot

      Now you can do a test from the Ups,  the Gests and the Hosts will be downloaded  but not poweroff

      If you want to poweroff each Esxi,  Vi /sbin/shutdown.sh  (suggest to backup it first e.g. download.sh.gib)

      and append the last row the word: poweroff   then   save