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I would use cron for this if you don't need to do this shutdown on demand, but rather according to a schedule. Use "poweroff" in your command line to shut the systems down and power them off. Is there any harm to letting the systems just run?


If you need to initiate commands on your (Ubuntu) Linux machines orchestrated centrally from another host, the tool of choice is usually ssh. This is not all that different if your orchestrator host is a Windows machine. Cygwin comes with OpenSSH's version of the client (and the server in the same package, but I certainly would recommend removing the server ...

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