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VMware shutdown with HP R5500 UPS

chuckk281
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VMware shutdown with HP R5500 UPS

Larry was looking for some help with Power Manager scripting:

 

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I need to shutdown a complete infrastructure when the UPS detects a power outage.
The configuration contains :

- 1 EVA4400
- 1 c7000
- BL860c under OpenVMS (a do have the proper RPC command to shut it down)
- 1 BL460G1 running th Vcenter (nor virtuliased)
- 4 BL460G1 as ESX servers (v4.1)

How would you manage a graceful shutdown with the PowerManager givent with the UPS ?

 

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Adam suggested:

 

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Assuming that PowerManager can run a script when it detects a shutdown, then could you have  a powershell script on the Virtual Center server that does an orderly shutdown?

This guy has a script that should work…

 

http://www.atthedatacenter.com/vmware/ShutdownVMWare.htm

 

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Any other help or suggestions? Have you done this?

 

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chuckk281
Trusted Contributor

Re: VMware shutdown with HP R5500 UPS

Phoebe had some additional input:

 

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As you know, HP Power Manager doesn't support any VMware OS via below Support OS matrix.

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/cpq-products/servers/proliantstorage/power-protection/software/power-manager/sup_oss.html

 

If you want to use UPS in VMware eenvironment, you need to buy HP UPS Management Module.

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/power-protection/software/module/ups/sup_oss.html

 

 

BTW,You should install HP UPS Management Module's agent into Host OS not Guest OS.

And use Host's setting(VMware infrastructure Client without vCenter) to shutdown Guest OS.