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How to deploy PowerChute Network Shutdown v4.3 Appliance in vSAN cluster.

Published date: 07 April 2020

Issue:
After deploying the PowerChute Network Shutdown Appliance to a vSAN Datastore, a configuration change is required to allow for graceful shutdown of the vSAN Cluster.

Product Line:
PowerChute Network Shutdown version 4.3

Environment:
PowerChute Network Shutdown Appliance version 4.3 deployed on vSAN Datastore on one of the Hosts that is part of the vSAN Cluster.

Cause:
Software issue

Solution:
  1. Log into the PowerChute Appliance as root
  2. Enter the command systemctl stop PowerChute to stop the PowerChute service
  3. Edit pcnsconfig.ini The command to enter is vi /opt/APC/PowerChute/group1/pcnsconfig.ini  If not familiar with using vi editor another option is to copy the file to a Windows system. Edit with text editor then copy the file back. 
  4. Add Skip_Maintenance_Mode = true to the [HostDetails] section of the pcnsconfig.ini file (see example below) and save the file. 
  5. Enter the command systemctl start PowerChute to start the PowerChute service
[HostDetails]
ConfigurationMode = Managed
Server = 192.168.1.190
Server_Protocol = https
Server_PORT = 443
nutanix_support = false
is_VCSA = true
Skip_Maintenance_Mode = true
 

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