Adding NUT Monitoring support to ESXi

Here is a quick and dirty How-To to enable NUT ( This is a quick rewrite of the French version written by the NUT VIB author. 

Security Warning

In order to install the ESXi VIB for NUT support, you have to enable unsigned VIBs to be installed. This is open-source software and you can view the code at

Enabling Community Support

Using the console, ssh, or esxcli command SDK, run the following command. This command allows ESXi to install unsigned VIBs. The NUT VIB is unsigned. 

#> esxcli software acceptance set --level CommunitySupport


  1. Download the current binary version of the VIB. The current version can be found at The current version is 2.1.1 as of the writing of this article. 
  2. Scp downloaded tarball to the /tmp directory of the ESXi server.



Client NUT pour ESXi 5, 6, 7 et 8







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