USB UPS and ESXi
Posted on 2010-11-29
I just set up an ESXi 4.1 host, and have an APC Back-UPS XS 1500. This UPS only has an RJ45 to USB console cable to monitor it's status. Unfortunately it does not have a NIC to support LAN based shutdown commands. Is there any way to get the ESXi host to see this device and perform a graceful shutdown if needed? I have plugged in the UPS and rebooted the host, but have no idea where to go from there.
Brand new to ESX. All I could find was USB passthrough (which doesn't list the device, by the way).