APC and vCenter Server 5 Essentials

Posted on 2011-10-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We have an installation of VMWare esxi coming up (paid license). I've heard that APC UPS installation on paid licenses only works best. However I can't seem to find any installation information about this. Is this easy to do or are there certain rules to be followed?

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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    The APC software installs in the vMA.

    The software is called        PowerChute Network Shutdown v3.0.0 for VMWare ESXi

    this is the link to the download

    you will need to login to APC to download.
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    Once you have download and extracted the pcns300ESXi.tar.gz, there is a Installation.pdf document which guides you through the installation.

    You must have a supported APC Smart UPS and APC Network Management card.

    For ESXi:

    - You need to install PCNS on a VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant (VIMA,
    also known as (vMA) instance running on the ESXi server.

    - You must add the ESXi server as a fastpass target for that VIMA/ vMA using the
    command - vifp addserver. (See the VMware guide for administrators and developers
    for information on adding a target server to VIMA).

    vMA is a Linux-based vSphere virtual machine that is pre-installed with a command-line interface and select third-party agents needed to manage your vSphere infrastructure.

    Download here for vMA
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    Thank you very much for the response!
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    No problems

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