I have a rubbish old tower server that I am using to run a single VM, whose sole purpose is to attach to an old UPS via some sort of rj-45 to USB cable. Now, for whatever reason (and I don't really care why) the VM and entire host it seems, looses connection to the UPS every (as of yet uknown) amount of time.
The connection stays down even with VM restarts. The only way to get it up and running again is to bounce the whole host...which is not a big deal.
Rather than continue to try and troubleshoot this legacy system "legitimately", I would like to "system of levers and pulleys" the problem using technology!
What I am thinking is, if possible, to program VCenter to instruct only that host and its single resident VM to gracefully reboot themselves after a certain amount of days have gone by, to preempt this disconnect nonsense. Is there a way to do this?
Thanks for your help and any insight you can offer.