Vmware ESXi 6.x NUT Client Installation and Configuration

Requirements

Installation

  1. Secure copy the NutClient-ESXi-2.x.x.tar.gz to your ESXi server’s /tmp directory by either using WinSCP/pscp in Windows or scp in Linux.
  2. Set ESXi Community Acceptance level:
esxcli software acceptance set --level=CommunitySupported
  1. Untar NutClient-ESXi-2.x.x.tar.gz:
tar -xzf NutClient-ESXi-2.x.x.tar.gz
  1. Install Client:
sh upsmon-install.sh
  1. If installation was successful you should see the following output:
Installation Result

   Message: Operation finished successfully.

   Reboot Required: false

   VIBs Installed: Margar_bootbank_upsmon_2.7.4-2.1.0

   VIBs Removed:

   VIBs Skipped:
  1. You can delete the files in the /tmp directory and disable the SSH service if desired.

ESXi Configuration

  1. In the ESXi Web client, navigate to Host —> Manage —> System —> Advanced Settings. In the Search box enter UserVars.Nut (Figure 1).

Figure 1

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  1. Configure the following variables:
  1. In the ESXi Web client, navigate to Host —> Manage —> Services —> NutClient —> Actions —> Policy —> Start and Stop with Host (Figure 2).

Figure 2

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  1. In the ESXi Web client, navigate to Host —> Manage —> Services —> NutClient —> Actions —> Start (Figure 3).

Figure 3

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Tips

/tmp # sh upsmon-remove 
/opt/nut/sbin/upsmon -c fsd
2019-09-22T13:28:07Z upsmon[2111424]: Communications with UPS ups@UPSHOST established

 

 

 


Revision #2
Created 12 March 2022 16:55:50 by Dino Edwards
Updated 5 September 2022 23:50:56 by Dino Edwards