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How to install APC PowerChute Network Shutdown software on ESX Server

The following is a step by step how to on how to install the APC PowerChute Network Shutdown software on an ESX Server. We would assume the name of the ESX server here to be TestESXServer

Before you start open ports 3052 and 6547 udp and tcp on the ESX server. To do this, SSH to the ESX server and give the following commands (without quotes):
esxcfg-firewall -o 3052,udp,in,apcups”
“esxcfg-firewall -o 3052,udp,out,apcups”
“esxcfg-firewall -o 3052,tcp,in,apcups”
“esxcfg-firewall -o 3052,tcp,out,apcups”
“esxcfg-firewall -o 6547,tcp,in,apcups”
“esxcfg-firewall –q”

Spoof your caller ID

If you are in North America, you can spoof your phone caller id. I have tried this from Canada and it does work. The process is very easy. You can even use a free trial, you are allowed three phone calls to try it.

Free 411 directory assistance from your cell phone or mobile

Google launched the free 411 (directory assistance) service not too long ago in Canada. Many of you might have the 411 service included with your Cell phone or land line phone packages and might have to pay extra every time you have to make a 411 directory assistance call.

Google's 411 (also called GOOG-411) lets anyone in Canada and use this service from a land line or cell phone free of charge. For folks residing in Canada and US can simply dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) anytime anywhere and ask for a business or personal listing stating the name of the state / province and the city.