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How to create a local user account that PowerChute will use to communicate with VMware ESXi hosts and vCenter Server Appliance.

Issue:
Need to create a local account the PowerChute will use to communicate with VMware ESXi hosts and vCenter Server Appliance.

Product:
PowerChute Network Shutdown v4.4, and 5.x

Environment:
VMware ESXi  7.0.x, and 8.x
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 7.0.x, and 8.x

Cause:
Informational

Solution:

For version 4.x see "Shared Local Account for vCenter Server and VMware hosts" starting on page 62 of the attached PCNS 4 VMware User's Guide
For version 5.x see Add a PowerChute User to vCenter Server vsphere.local domain.pdf and "Add a PowerChute User to a VMware ESXi host.pdf attached to this FAQ.

For information on required user permissions see PowerChute Network Shutdown versions 4.x, 5.x Required VMware vSphere Permissions

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