White Paper | September 21, 2012

Simplifying Power Management In Virtualized Data Centers

Source: Eaton Corporation

Eaton Intelligent Power Manager plug-in for VMware’s vCenter Server integrates virtualization and power management

Server virtualization enables companies to increase efficiency and uptime while lowering hardware capital expenses and operations spending. It also poses a number of significant power management opportunities.

Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) can help IT managers reap the benefits of virtualization. In particular, it comes with a plug-in for VMware’s vCenter Server, currently the most popular virtualization management solution on the market. It enables IT managers to administer their backup power and power distribution assets in sophisticated ways via the same console they use to manage their physical and virtual servers.

This technology brief discusses the factors behind virtualization’s skyrocketing popularity, as well as the power management difficulties that virtualized data centers often encounter. It then provides an overview of how IPM helps mitigate those complexities, along with detailed step-by-step instructions for installing and using the IPM plug-in for vCenter Server.

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