PCNS with vMA4.1

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Experts,

I already installed vMA4.1 and configured Powerchute.
But I have questions when I have two UPS and 3 hosts.
How to configure this ?

If a power failure occurs, is it enough to configure one UPS, to shutdown all my hosts ?
And what about my VM's ? They are done automatically or do I have to install PCNS on each VM ?

Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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ianmellorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi,

Is the below your PowerChute software?

http://www.grape-info.com/doc/win2000srv/power/upsshutdown.html

With this you will be able to call the powershell script from the cmd file. Like the below example

powershell -noexit "&" "C:\Script\VMShutdown.ps1""".

Cheers,
 
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ianmellorCommented:
Hi,

You will have to shutdown you vm's first then your hosts or you can run a script from your ESX host to shutdown your vm's. Below is a link to a script to do this (look at the bottom of the page).

Hope this helps.
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
He's running ESXi
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ianmellorCommented:
Hi,

If you are running ESXi have a look at the below.

http://www.virtu-al.net/2010/01/06/powercli-shutdown-your-virtual-infrastructure/

Hope this helps.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok this sounds interesting.
Can you tell me step by step how to implement this script?
How the script recognize that a powerfailure kicks in ?
How to change the script just to test with one vm ?
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cdjcCommented:
vMA doesn't have PowerCLI, because it's based on CentOS 5.3 64bit, not Windows.  You'll need to do the equivalent commands using the vSphere CLI, which should already be installed in the vMA.

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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
In this moment I configured to UPS for the shutdown.
UPS2 is responsible for the VM's with a shorter delay
UPS3 is responsible for the hosts with bigger delay.

Always when we have a power failure, all UPS 's kicks in.

Is this one way how to do it ?

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ianmellorCommented:
Hi,

Sorry, miss read your post. The above script is for PowerCLI which you will have to run on a windows machine. All you have to do is copy the script into your favourite text editor change the details to match your setup. Then save is as VMShutDown.ps1. Then use your UPS software to call the script when it detects a power failure.

Cheers,  
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok, with PowerChute I cannot call a script.
Can I do this with a shutdown script in windows ?

What happens I configure a shutdown policy and every time a powerfailure kicks in, the UPS sends the signal. What kind of shutdown is then ? Does the shutdown script policy in windows work ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Hi,
this link is for powerchute plus.
We are using the free version.
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