configuring Eaton IPM to gracefully shutdown host and physichal servers
Posted on 2014-03-31
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.