I am looking for some advice on the best way to configure and use APC PowerChute Network Shutdown to gracefully shutdown our server's in the event of a loss of power.
First let me describe our set up....
6 x APC UPS's (with network cards)
6 x Physical Servers
(approx) 40 x Virtual Servers (VMWare)
I have been reading about the possible integration into vSphere for the virtual servers but I think to begin with I want to keep it simple and not integrate it.
I have installed Network Shutdown on one of my physical servers and linked one UPS so that I can have a look at it. I am struggling however to find a decent user/setup guide.
Is it just a case of writing command files to trigger at the start of a particularity event?
***Power cut = UPS on battery***
>> This triggers a command file to be executed (with a delay of 60 seconds)
shutdown -s -f -m \\SERVER1 -t 60 -c "Shutting down due to loss of power. Save work and close apps."
shutdown -s -f -m \\SERVER2 -t 60 -c "Shutting down due to loss of power. Save work and close apps."
shutdown -s -f -m \\SERVER3 -t 60 -c "Shutting down due to loss of power. Save work and close apps."
Is it as simple as that? Or am I missing something?