[SASAG] VMware Server UPS Management

Lee Damon nomad at castle.org
Wed Oct 17 10:55:17 PDT 2007

I'm using apcupsd to monitor my UPSs.  It has a network mode that can
listen to the one box (also running apcupsd) that has the UPS connection
and DTRT when the UPS signals a problem.

Of course this means I get 8 notices every time the power flickers but
that's better than none.

note: I have no idea if apcupsd is available for windows but I expect
there are equivalent programs out there.


Eric Kahklen wrote:
> As the threat of windstorms presents itself, I started to double check 
> our APC systems for the small number of servers we have.  This summer I 
> began testing VMware Server running a few Windows 2003 Guests.  
> Unfortunately the APC Power Chute agents can't see the UPS's because I 
> cannot physically connect the guest via a USB or serial cable.  Has 
> anyone found a good solution for this type of situation? I'd also be 
> interested what other people are doing for battery backup solutions in a 
> small environment. 
> Thanks,
> Eric
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