RemotEye III User Manual – 6233-005

Add to my manuals
167 Pages


RemotEye III User Manual – 6233-005 | Manualzz

Appendix A: Install RemotEye Client Shutdown Software on

VMware ESXi 5

The following steps detail how to install and configure the Remote Shutdown Client software to work with ESXi

servers. Figure 0-1 shows an array of ESXi servers hosting a variety of Guest OS which are shut down gracefully by

the vMA Guest which is controlled by the RemotEye.

Software Needed

Toshiba Provided:

• RemotEye II Firmware v4.10 or higher.

• RemotEye III Firmware v1.05 or higher

• RemotEye ESXi Client Shutdown Daemon (TAR file)

Customer Provided:

• ESXi 5 OS (Operating System) – Full or Evaluation Version (not the Free version)

• VMware vSphere Client for Windows (Allows Windows access to ESXi)

• vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) Operating System

• WinSCP

• Basic knowledge of UNIX/Linux commands

RemotEye Shutdown Commands




Guest OS1


Guest OS2


Guest OS3



VMware ESXi Server 3


Guest OS1


Guest OS2


Guest OS3





VMware ESXi Server 3


Guest OS1


Guest OS2


Guest OS3

VMware ESXi Server 3

Figure 0-1 Network with RemotEye and ESXi Servers

RemotEye III User Manual – 62330-005 125

Setup Procedure for RemotEye ESXi Client Shutdown Daemon*

* Daemon – A program on Unix/Linux-like operating systems that runs unobtrusively in the background, waiting to be activated by the

occurrence of a specific event or condition.

1. Confirm that ESXi is a Full or Evaluation version. (The Free version does not support this function.)

2. If vMA is already installed in ESXi skip to Step 7. Otherwise, download vMA OS (SUSE OS) from the

Downloads section of the VMware website,


3. Install vMA OS (SUSE OS) on ESXi server by navigating to File > Deploy OVF Template and follow the instructions.

4. Run vMA OS.

Note: Default username is vi-admin. When prompted for the password, just press the Enter key.

5. Change the vMA settings. Ensure RemotEye has access to the vMA network. (Example: Assign the IP to

6. Create the Super User password:

6.1. Type “sudo passwd” into the command line prompt and press Enter. Follow the instructions to create the root password.


Type “su root” into command prompt and press Enter. Follow the instructions to log in as root. Note:

When logged in as Super User, text color turns


. (See Figure 0-2)

Figure 0-2 Text turns RED in Super User Mode

7. Add the server to vMA using “vfip addserver [ESXi Server IP]”, then enter the ESXi password. (Example:

IP= (See Figure 0-3)

Figure 0-3 Add Server to vMA

8. Confirm ESXi was added to vMA: On the command line type “vifp listservers and press Enter. The

command returns: ESXi (See Figure 0-4)

Figure 0-4 ESXi Added to VMA

9. Enable SSH in vMA (if not Enabled).

9.1. On the command line prompt type: “vi /etc/hosts.allow” and press Enter.

9.2. Type “l” and press Enter. (edits file)

9.3. Type “sshd: ALL: ALLOW” and press Enter.

9.4. Press the ESC key.

126 RemotEye III User Manual – 62330-005

9.5. Type “w” and press Enter. (writes to file)

9.6. Type “q” and press Enter. (exits file)

10. Connect to vMA using WinSCP software to transfer the RemotEye Client shutdown software.

Open WinSCP and select either SFTP or SCP for the file protocol, and enter the vMA IP address/Host

Name, User name, and Password. (Example: Host Name - Then click the Login button.

(See Figure 0-5)

Figure 0-5 WinSCP Login Screen

10.1. Locate SD_ESXi_TSB_V100.tar file (left side), then select the directory where you want it stored on the

vMA (right side) and press the F5 key. (See Figure 0-6)

RemotEye III User Manual – 62330-005 127

Figure 0-6 WinSCP vi-admin Screen

10.2. Close WinSCP program.

11. Return to the vMA command prompt and change the directory where the SD_ESXi_TSB_V100.tar was placed in step 10.

12. Extract the software: Type “tar xvf SD_ESCi_V100.tar” in the command prompt and press Enter.

13. Go to the newly created folder SD_ESXi_TSB: Type “cd SD_ESXi_TSB” and press Enter.

14. Install the software: Type “sh” in the command prompt and press Enter. Follow the instruction

prompts. (See Figure 0-7)

128 RemotEye III User Manual – 62330-005

Figure 0-7 Install Screen Shot

15. Verify that RemotEye and ESXi server are communicating. Go to RemotEye web interface and look for

the "Connected Client Table" web page. Open the Connected Client Table web page. (See Figure


Figure 0-8 Connected Client Table in RemotEye III

16. Go back to VMware vSphere Client program and select the ESXi server IP address -> Configuration ->

Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown -> Properties… to set up Client OSs (guests) to shut down before the

vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) as shown in Figure 0-9.

Make sure that the check box for Allow virtual machines to start and stop automatically with the system is

checked and the Shutdown Action is set to Guest Shutdown. (See Figure 0-9)

RemotEye III User Manual – 62330-005 129





Figure 0-9 vSphere Management Asistant Screen Shot

17. Install WMware Tools for the client OSs by going to Inventory -> Virtual Machine -> Guest ->

Install/Upgrade VMware Tools.

NOTE: If VMware Tools are not installed, the graceful system shutdown will not be carried out properly.

18. Enter UPS Shutdown Events in RemotEye. This designates those UPS Events whose occurrence trigger the

RemotEye to send the shutdown command to the ESXi server.

18.1. Open RemotEye II/III and click on UPS Agent > UPS Management > UPS Shutdown.

18.1.1. In the UPS Shutdown Events table, select the action (Disable, Client Warning, or Client

Shutdown) and Shutdown Delay (if applicable), for each event listed in the UPS Event column. (See

and Error! Reference source not found. and Figure 0-10)

18.1.2. Click the Set Values button when completed.

130 RemotEye III User Manual – 62330-005

Figure 0-10 RemotEye III UPS Shutdown Events Table

19. Test it. (See Figure 0-11)

NOTE: Testing the SHUT DOWN function will shut down all affected servers.

Figure 0-11 RemotEye III Main Display with Shutdown Test Buttons

RemotEye III User Manual – 62330-005 131


Was this manual useful for you? Yes No
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the workof artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Related manuals

Download PDF


Table of contents