Powerchute Network Shutdown – ESXi/vMA install

Powerchute Network Shutdown – ESXi/vMA install
Powerchute Network Shutdown –
ESXi/vMA install
Powerchute Network Shutdown version 3.0.0 software for ESXi is now free when
you purchase a network shutdown management card from the APC website.
1. Download VMA (vSphere Management Assistant)
1. Highlight VM Host> File> Deploy OVF Template> Browse to VMA
Folder and Select the OVF> Next> Accept Licence> Next> Keep
Default Disk Configuration> Next> Finish
1. This will create a new VM on the host.
1. Using the VIC attach a CD Drive to the VMA Virtual Machine
1. Start the Virtual Machine
1. Follow the Wizard (Default Option is show in Brackets)
Step1) Configure IP Address, Subnet, Gateway/DHCP or
Static
Step2) Configure DNS Servers/DHCP or Static
Step3) Configure Hostname for the VIMA VM ie
VIMA.domainname.local
Step 4) Confirm the settings
1. The VM will now apply the settings and restart the VM
Network
1. Enter a password for the vi-admin account
1. Open a terminal emulation application such as Putty and
Connect to the VIMA Vm using its IP Address on port 22 (SSH)
1. Login as vi-admin, using the password you created in the
previous step
1. When you are connected you will be presented with a
terminal.
Enter the following string into the terminal window
Vifp addserver “name of server” or “IP Address” (name of
server preferred)
1. Enter the password for the host when prompted (Vmware Host
Root User Password)
1.Enter the following string into the terminal window
Vifp listservers
1. This should return the IP Address and name of the Vmware
Host that you just added
1.Enter the following string into the terminal window to
enable FastPass to the Host
1. Vifptarget -s “SERVERNAME – Vmhost Server”
1. To confirm the above step has worked type
Vicfg-nics –l
This should return a list of NICS
1. Install the UPS, configure the Network management card and
configure your settings with the UPS Management Console
(browser)
1. Insert your media into the VMHost and attach it to the VMA
Virtual Machine (ie CD)
1. Connect to the VMA management console via Terminal Emulator
1. Login to the Management Console
1. Create a mount point : sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom
1. Change the permissions on the mount point: sudo chmod 666
/mnt/cdrom
Type: sudo mount –t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
Type: cd /mnt/cdrom/ESXi
Type: sudo cp /etc/vma-release /etc/vima-release
Type: sudo ./install.sh
1. Accept the licence agreement
1. Press enter to keep default PowerChute Instance
1. Press enter to keep default installation directory
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Confirm the installation
This will install the Java Runtime
Type: CD /opt /APC/PowerChute/group1Enter
Type: sudo ./PCNSConfig.sh
Enter your root Password
1. Select your UPS Configuration Option
1. Enter the Management Card IP Address
1. Select yes at the do you want to register these settings
1. Select Yes to starting the Powerchute Network Shutdown
Service
1. You will then be show a configuration
1. Download VMA (vSphere Management Assistant)
1. Highlight VM Host> File> Deploy OVF Template> Browse to
VMA Folder and Select the OVF> Next> Accept Licence>
Next> Keep Default Disk Configuration> Next> Finish
1. This will create a new VM on the host.
1. Using the VIC attach a CD Drive to the VMA Virtual
Machine
1. Start the Virtual Machine
1. Follow the Wizard (Default Option is show in Brackets)
Step1) Configure IP Address, Subnet, Gateway/DHCP or
Static
Step2) Configure DNS Servers/DHCP or Static
Step3) Configure Hostname
VIMA.domainname.local
for
the
VIMA
VM
ie
Step 4) Confirm the settings
1. The VM will now apply the settings and restart the VM
Network
1. Enter a password for the vi-admin account
1. Open a terminal emulation application such as Putty and
Connect to the VIMA Vm using its IP Address on port 22
(SSH)
1. Login as vi-admin, using the password you created in the
previous step
1. When you are connected you will be presented with a
terminal.
1. Enter the following string into the terminal window
1. Vifp addserver “name of server” or “IP
Address” (name of server preferred)
1. Enter the password for the host when prompted (Vmware
Host Root User Password)
1. Enter the following string into the terminal window
1. Vifp listservers
1. This should return the IP Address and name of the Vmware
Host that you just added
1. Enter the following string into the terminal window to
enable FastPass to the Host
1. Vifptarget -s “SERVERNAME – Vmhost Server”
1. To confirm the above step has worked type
Vicfg-nics –l
This should return a list of NICS
1. Install the UPS, configure the Network management card
and configure your settings with the UPS Management
Console (browser)
1. Insert your media into the VMHost and attach it to the
VMA Virtual Machine (ie CD)
1. Connect to the VMA management console via Terminal
Emulator
1. Login to the Management Console
1. Create a mount point : sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom
1. Change the permissions on the mount point: sudo chmod
666 /mnt/cdrom
Type: sudo mount –t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
Type: cd /mnt/cdrom/ESXi
Type: sudo cp /etc/vma-release /etc/vima-release
Type: sudo ./install.sh
1. Accept the licence agreement
1. Press enter to keep default PowerChute Instance
1. Press enter to keep default installation directory
1. Confirm the installation
1. This will install the Java Runtime
1. Type: CD /opt /APC/PowerChute/group1
Enter
1. Type: sudo ./PCNSConfig.sh
1. Enter your root Password
1. Select your UPS Configuration Option
1. Enter the Management Card IP Address
1. Select yes at the do you want to Register these settings
1. Select Yes to starting the Powerchute Network Shutdown
Service
1. You will then be show a configuration
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