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Does PowerChute support Shall / PowerShall command via USB connection?

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Does PowerChute support Shall / PowerShall command via USB connection?

This question was originally posted by Stanley on APC forums on 4/14/2016


Hi all,

I would like to use PowerChute to run Shall / PowerShall command to shutdown ESXi server once power outage, but I have some questions...

 

1. ESXi server connect with UPS via USB connection, is it work?

2. What PowerChute version should I install?

3.How to install?

4.Any alternative methods?

 

Thanks,

 

Stanley 

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Re: Does PowerChute support Shall / PowerShall command via USB connection?

This reply was originally posted by Bill on APC forums on 4/18/2016


Hi,

The cable number is 940-0024. Here is a link the the product web page

http://www.apc.com/shop/us/en/products/UPS-Communications-Cable-Smart-Signalling/P-940-0024

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Re: Does PowerChute support Shall / PowerShall command via USB connection?

This reply was originally posted by Bill on APC forums on 4/14/2016


Hi,

On 4/14/2016 2:27 AM, Stanley said:

1. ESXi server connect with UPS via USB connection, is it work?

No. PowerChute does not support communications to ESXi host via USB. Serial communication is supported. 

On 4/14/2016 2:27 AM, Stanley said:

2. What PowerChute version should I install?

PowerChute Business Edition can be installed on VMware VMA that is running on the ESXi host and configured to power down the host. The scripts to power down the ESXi host are incorporated into PowerChute so there is no need for you to write your own scripts. 

NOTE: PowerChute Business Edition must be connected to a Smart-UPS via Serial comm. 

On 4/14/2016 2:27 AM, Stanley said:

3.How to install?

Please review Knowledge Base documents FA166093 and FA165747 

On 4/14/2016 2:27 AM, Stanley said:

4.Any alternative methods?

You can purchase a Network Management Card for the Smart-UPS and in stall PowerChute Network Shutdown. I also understand that APCUPSD will shutdown ESXi. 

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Re: Does PowerChute support Shall / PowerShall command via USB connection?

This reply was originally posted by Stanley on APC forums on 4/15/2016


Hi Bill,

 

Thank you for your reply, so you mean PowerChute Business version support USB connection with ESXi server to shutdown once power outage?

 

Thanks,

Stanley

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Re: Does PowerChute support Shall / PowerShall command via USB connection?

This reply was originally posted by Bill on APC forums on 4/15/2016


Hi,

No. PowerChute Business Edition does not support USB comm to VMware ESXi host. It does support Serial comm. 

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Re: Does PowerChute support Shall / PowerShall command via USB connection?

This reply was originally posted by Stanley on APC forums on 4/18/2016


Hi Bill,

Thank you for your reply, could you mind to tell me this Serial cable is bundle with UPS device package?  Is it LAN to Serial cable?

I am using HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server with SUA 1500RMI 2U.

 

Thanks,

Stanley

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Re: Does PowerChute support Shall / PowerShall command via USB connection?

This reply was originally posted by Bill on APC forums on 4/18/2016


Hi,

The cable number is 940-0024. Here is a link the the product web page

http://www.apc.com/shop/us/en/products/UPS-Communications-Cable-Smart-Signalling/P-940-0024