Intelligent Power Manager capability overview by license

Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) offers three versions—a basic edition, silver license and gold license. The gold license—our premium offering—provides the most complete set of capabilities including the ability to monitor and manage third-party power devices in addition to Eaton equipment. The table below outlines the capabilities of each license.

Standard Power Management Features BASIC [Free]

Up to 10 Power Devices
SILVER

Up to 100 Power Devices
GOLD

More than 100 Power Devices
BENEFITS
Protected Servers (IPP) and Virtual Servers Gracefully shutdown servers.
Storage Shutdown Module Remotely shutdown select storage devices.
Generic Drivers and Third Party Devices Monitor 3rd party devices via a generic SNMP driver.
Configuration Policy Create power & environmental event business continuity policies for groups of devices.
Control ePDU outlets Enable policy based control of ePDU outlets.
Advanced Event Action with Standard Events Use standard power events in configuration policies.
Advanced Event Action with Custom Events - Use custom user defined events in configuration policies.
Generic SSH action - Easily configure custom actions on any SSH enabled device.
3rd party power device support - - Create business continuity policies on events generated by supported 3rd party devices.
 
Virtual Infrastructure Features BASIC [Free]

Up to 10 Power Devices
SILVER

Up to 100 Power Devices
GOLD

More than 100 Power Devices
BENEFITS
Plugin for VMware vCenter Integrate power management into your vCenter environment.
Plugin for Citrix XenCenter Integrate power management into your XenCenter environment.
Basic Power Actions:
  • Shutdown Storage Devices
  • Shutdown Virtual Hosts
  • Shutdown Virtual Machines
  • Enter/Exit Maintenance Mode
•* •* Perform basic graceful shutdown actions in business continuity policies by shutting down virtual machines, virtual hosts, shutting down select storage devices and/or by entering/exiting maintenance mode.
Advanced Power Actions:

For VM/Volume:

  • Load shedding
  • Shutdown Targeted Virtual Machines
  • Migrate Virtual Machines to Targeted Hosts
For Hosts:
  • Shutdown VMware vApp
  • Automate VMware SRM Recovery Plan
- •* Reduce power load by integrating policy driven VM load shedding into your business continuity policies

Target a specific VM or groups of VMs for shutdown and/or migration in load shedding policies

Target VMware vApps for shutdown in load shedding policies

Automatically trigger the execution of your VMware SRM Recovery Plan when runtime hits a predefined threshold.

Virtual IT Infrastructure Level:
  • Fully virtualized cluster shutdown
- •* Enable 100% safe shutdown and restore of VMs and host servers in high availability environments
 
3rd Party IT Solution Connectors BASIC [Free]

Up to 10 Power Devices
SILVER

Up to 100 Power Devices
GOLD

More than 100 Power Devices
BENEFITS
Cisco UCS Manager Dynamically power cap Cisco UCS devices in your business continuity policies.
NetApp Storage Trigger the shutdown of NetApp storage devices in your business continuity policies.
CA Nimsoft Open IPM from directly within Nimsoft.
 
Management Packs BASIC [Free]

Up to 10 Power Devices
SILVER

Up to 100 Power Devices
GOLD

More than 100 Power Devices
BENEFITS
Eaton IPM Management Pack for VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Monitor and analyze power information directly from within VMware vRealize.

*Not included for Eaton Essential UPS Models (9E and 93E) and all non Eaton UPS Models.
  Competitor UPS customers need to purchase Gold License to enable Basic and Advanced virtualization features.