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I'm looking for a script that will shutdown the ESXi host that I can tie to my UPS agent from a Windows VM. I found some command line tools that will allow me to do what I want, but here lies the dilemma:

vmcontrol.pl lets me cleanly shutdown the VM's, but has no way to shut the host down

vicfg-hostops lets me shutdown the host, but only gives me an option to either power off or suspend the VMs

I can't really use one after the other because after issuing vmcontrol, my VM will probably be shutdown before it can issue the host shutdown from vicfg-hostops

At the end of the day, I just need command that I can issue to the host that will cleanly shutdown the guests, then power off the host. Any advice on how you guys are doing this?
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I have a paid version, however I need to do this via a Windows box, so VMA is out.
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And you say:
"my VM will probably be shutdown before it can issue the host shutdown from vicfg-hostops"
Did you mean it "will probably NOT be shutdown before it can issue the host shutdown..."


And what about vmware-cmd:
http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_script_startup_shutdown_vmware_servers.htm
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