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Installing the APC Powerchute Network Shutdown software on VMware ESXi hosts (1007036)

Purpose

This article provides information on installing the APC PowerChute Network Shutdown software on ESXi hosts.

Note: APC PowerChute is a third-party product and is not officially supported by VMware. Consult your software vendor for further updates and support. For more information, see APC Power Chute Network Shutdown.

Resolution

APC PowerChute Network Shutdown software works in conjunction with the APC UPS Network Management Card to provide a graceful, unattended shutdown of multiple computer systems over a network.

To install PowerChute Network Shutdown on ESXi hosts, see:
For information on using PowerChute Network Shutdown in an HA Cluster, see Clean Shutdown of Virtual Machines using PowerChute Network Shutdown in a HA Cluster Environment.
 
For information on using PowerChute when an ESXi host is not shutting down, see VMware ESXi host is not shutting down when commanded to by PowerChute Network Shutdown running on vMA 4.1 & 5.x.
 
Note: You only need one vMA appliance in your environment which can be used to manage all hosts.

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Additional Information


You can access all PowerChute documentation here.

Note
: The preceding links were correct as of December 18, 2013. If you find a link is broken, provide feedback and a VMware employee will update the link.

Tags

third-party-software

See Also

Update History

04/15/2011 - Added ESX/ESXi 4.1 to Products 01/30/2012 - Added information on ESXi 5.0 05/15/2012 - Added APC link to installing PCNS 3.0.1 on ESXi 5.0 with vMA 5.0 9/17/2012 - Removed link for 2.2.3 since APC has discontinued the product and no documentation is available. 10/09/2012 - Added link for HA Cluster using PowerChute. 05/27/2013 - Added ESXi 5.1 to Product Versions. 02/20/2014 - Added ESXi 5.5 to Product Versions and added PowerChute 3.1 version installation document

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