Eaton Corporation’s Intelligent Power Manager software and shutdown modules are the first in the industry to integrate into VMware’s vCenter server virtualisation platform.
Eaton’s power management software allows data centre and information technology managers to quickly monitor and manage all of their power devices across a virtual network from the vCenter Server console eliminating the need to open multiple screens for various applications. Moreover, upon a prolonged power interruption, Intelligent Power Manager is designed to work with VMware’s vMotion to transparently move virtual machines from the affected server to a non-affected server, promoting data integrity and increasing the likelihood of zero downtime.
Intelligent Power Manager presents a consolidated view of the main operating parameters of all uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), which can be easily configured according to the type of UPS, location, operating status and other user-defined factors. This is a key advantage for data centre and IT managers. Through colour-coded displays and customised tree structure views, administrators can activate advanced functions such as automatic shutdown of unattended servers, automatic reboot and system operation scheduling of multiple devices over multiple locations.
In addition to quickly managing power devices across the enterprise, users can view critical power information such as status of UPSs, Eaton ePDU products, Power over Ethernet midspans, as well as temperature and humidity sensors from the vCenter console screen. Critical information such as the state of UPS batteries, load levels, battery runtime and other vital data can be accessed instantly in vCenter.