[SASAG] VMware Server UPS Management

Donald Plummer donald at netriver.net
Thu Oct 18 08:38:11 PDT 2007

Isn't it possible to connect a serial or USB device to a guest in VMWare
server? I've been able to with the free Server (formerly GSX I think).
Which version are you running?


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[mailto:members-bounces at lists.sasag.org] On Behalf Of Eric Kahklen
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:34 AM
Subject: [SASAG] VMware Server UPS Management

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. 

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