ESXi and USB-controlled UPS

Arrggg…. You would think that there would be an elegant solution for a controlled UPS-based shutdown of ESXi but, unless you have invested in a network-based UPS, this is not the case! While ESXi 5.1 can access the UPS from the guest OSes, there is not an elegant solution! I wonder how many instances where a small branch office needs to use ESXi to reduce hardware costs but do not want to incur the costs of a network-based UPS…

Anyway, there are some workarounds but I wish that VMware would include a UPS daemon (upsd ring a bell?) in the core ESXi install.

Anyway, I will work away at some of the interesting solutions out there to get this to work!

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