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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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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

http://www.apc.com/tools/download/software_comp.cfm?sw_sku=SFPCNS300&id=127&family=&part_num=&swfam=127&tsk=##

you will need to login to APC to download.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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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

http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vima/
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Thank you very much for the response!
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