I have set up an APC UPS on our 2003 Small Business Server with an APC SmartUPS connected to it via the USB port. I have set up PowerChute on the server with the following settings:
After 1 minute with no power run command file, after 2 mins start shuting down Exchange Service, after 3 mins start shuting down IIS, after 4 mins start shutting down SQL and finally after 10 mins start shutting down the OS.
All this works fine except in the command file, I want to send a remote command to shut down our Hyper V server, I'd normally use the shutdown command but I have a few concerns...
- If I shut down the Hyper V server with shutdown command what happens to the VMs?
- Do I have to shutdown each VM first?
- If so, will I have to keep updating the file every time a new machine is added?
- We are running a dedicated Hyper V server not a Windows server running Hyper V - as shutdown is a DOS command I know it should work anyway. But will the Hyper V server support it being run from a remote machine?