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Topic # 96384 26-Jan-2012 09:01
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Is this function in built? I'd like two VMs to be power off, and then on automatically at 1am every day(they are running non persistent disks, restarting as a guest doesn't make it go back to how it was). Is it possible?

I'm not sure what terms I should be googling for


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  Reply # 573445 26-Jan-2012 09:36
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You could set up a scheduled task to shutdown the servers within their own OS...

As for scheduling a startup I'm not so sure...but you'd be halfway there :)



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  Reply # 573446 26-Jan-2012 09:38
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We have Vcentre here, I suspect that could manage it?

Thanks for that though, but I can't shutdown the physical machine :( 



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  Reply # 573447 26-Jan-2012 09:38
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Oops, misread you. I'll have a look into that option. Thanks :)

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  Reply # 573451 26-Jan-2012 09:45
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silver565: We have Vcentre here, I suspect that could manage it?

Thanks for that though, but I can't shutdown the physical machine :( 

Are you trying to shutdown the VMs or the actual ESXi host? I have a script which can shutdown an ESXi server remotely. When the script initiates the shutdown, the VMs will be shutdown first of course followed by the actual host.
In order to turn it back on, just use a Wake on Lan script.



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  Reply # 573454 26-Jan-2012 09:51
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I have two VMs on an esxi server. I'd like them to "power off" and "power on" at 1:30am in the morning so the non persistent disks reset

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  Reply # 573470 26-Jan-2012 10:11
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silver565: I have two VMs on an esxi server. I'd like them to "power off" and "power on" at 1:30am in the morning so the non persistent disks reset

ok, I have a script for you and some instructions. It's best if I e-mail it to you. Can you please pm me your e-mail address.



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  Reply # 573474 26-Jan-2012 10:15
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Done!

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  Reply # 573480 26-Jan-2012 10:26
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ok, just sent the e-mail. I use it to shutdown the ESXi servers automatically from the UPS monitoring software in an event of power outage.

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