Auto shutdown and start of server

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I am planning to install Hyper-V in one IBM server with 5 VM's. I need to shutdown the server and VM's in the night and start them in the morning as we dont have sufficient power backup. How I can automate this. Shutdown all VM's and Host server at 10PM and start Host server and VM's at 8AM

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kolathaya123Asked:
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arnoldCommented:
lack of power backup is no reason to auto-shutdown the server.
Configuring the server's BIOS/POWER scheme to boot when power is restored would be the means to deal with loss of power.

You would need to look at the bios on whether it has an auto-start/bootup mechanism process.
then at 10 pm, you would schedule the shutdown on the host by issuing shutdown/hibernate to the Vms allowing .....
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kolathaya123Author Commented:
how to shutdown 5 VM's and the host.
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arnoldCommented:
An MS technet example using powershell can be seen
http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/02/21/use-powershell-to-perform-an-orderly-shut-down-of-a-hyper-v-server.aspx

before you go the shutdown route, look at whether the IBM server supports scheduled bootup.
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