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configuring Eaton IPM to gracefully shutdown host and physichal servers

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I have deployed the Eaton IPM vAPP and can see both my UPS's from my web browser. I also enabled the VMware connector. The UPS'es are Eaton 9355 and Eaton 9130.
Now I'm not sure how to configure IPM. The IPM manual is not the friendliest manual.

So a little background of my environment then..

I have two host's running Esxi 5.5 on one floor (host1 and host2) and two other host's on another floor (host3 and host4). Four host's in total and they are on a single HA-DRS cluster.
The 9355 UPS is protecting host1 and host2 and the 9130 UPS is protecting host3 and host4.
The IPM vAPP is residing on host1.

The most important scenario I need to achieve is, when UPS 9355 goes on battery, VM's should migrate to other host's and then gracefully shutting down the empty host's.
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Can you configure the vApp using a Web Browser, and configure which host, is connected to which power group on the UPS, and instruct VM startup and shutdown, using the vApp?
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I believe that's possible but I'm not sure where to go on doing those steps
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do you have an IP Address of the vApp ?

have you checked the vApp console screen ?
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Yes, I can connect to the vAPP through http/https and configure things. I was hoping on getting some guidance on this particular solution (Eaton Intelligent Power Manager) I don't seem to understand their logic to configure remote shutdowns
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Not ALL UPS solutions support Migrate VMs to other hosts when on battery, e.g. APC have only just put this functionality into their product.

Do you have this option in the configuration, do you also have a VMware HA Cluster and vMotion in VMware vSphere ?
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Yes I have, HA and DRS cluster and vMotion as well.
I'm starting to understand how to config the IPM. I guess I was stressed up when I started to configure it. The interface is a little overwhelming at first but playing around helps to understand how it works. A recommendation maybe would be not to start working on it under heavy pressure as I did (if you are a Eaton IPM newbie).
Also this help me a lot...
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not sure how to distribute points on this question
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