I am looking for a battery backup unit which is capable of shutting down three VMs in my VMware host/DELL T320 PowerEdge Server. These three VMs are in automatic startup/shutdown list. I also have one 48 port Gigabit Switch, one 24 port PoE Gigabit Switch but they don't need to be on battery backup side. They just need to be protected against power surge.
I read an EE article with ID: 27544852.
and understand that you can run a command to shutdown the VMs.
But not sure what brand/model of UPS to buy. In the past, I have used APC, Tripp Lite and Belkins UPS products in the past. I like to find something under $500 that has LCD panel and capable of sending commands to ESXi 5.5 (paid version) to shut down VMs in case of power failure.
Thank you in advance.