This script would be using two commands available on the esxi.
- /sbin/powerOffVms (Stop the current's running vms)
- /bin/poweroff (Stop the Esx host)
I have called it: auto-shutdown.sh ---------- Details: #! /bin/ash echo "shutting down VMs..please wait.." /sbin/powerOffVms echo "done." echo "shutting down the host now.." /bin/poweroff
Apply the execution's rights :
chmod +x /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/auto-shutdown.sh
Add this script in /etc/rc.local
/bin/echo "0 22 * * * /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/auto-shutdown.sh" >> /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root
This script would stop the vms and the Esxi host everyday at 22h.
On Esxi Version 5.1, editing /etc/rc.local is no longer valid and you need to use /etc/rc.local.d/local.sh instead.
V5.1, add the line into /etc/rc.local.d/local.sh