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Archive for June 24th, 2010

Using a USB connected APC UPS with Windows Server 2008 and VMware Server 2.0

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/06/24

Recently I took over some system management at a client.

They run Windows 2008 Server x64 and a Windows Server 2008 VM under VMware Server 2.0 and a LAN with some client machines
A lot of things were not covered, backup, power outage, etc, so I’m implementing those step by step.

They now have an APC UPS connected through USB.
There are a lot of references on the internet about the APC software (well, more like UPS vendor supplied software in general) being crap.

Luckily, Windows Server 2008 (and 2003) have built-in support for APC UPSes.
Furthermore when Windows Server shuts down, VMware Server needs to perform some actions on the guests as well.

This post covers the configuration of both :-) Read the rest of this entry »

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