Authored on: Mar 25, 2014
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.