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 features Basic Silver Gold
Number of nodes supported* Up to 10 Up to 100 Up to 500
Shut down server and host without crashing X X X
Shut down storage module to keep data safe X X X
Discover third-party devices from one dashboard X X X
Customize the data monitored from your device using generic drivers X X X
Group multiple devices to be acted on as a single device with configuration policies X X X
Take basic actions (server, host and storage shutdown) X X X
Plugin for VMware vCenter X X X
Plugin for Citrix XenCenter X X X
Virtualized features
Power equipment that IPM can monitor and manage** Eaton only Eaton only Eaton and third-party
Enter and exit maintenance mode X X X
Limit server power consumption to save on battery and fuel costs during a catastrophe by power capping on demand   X X
Shut down specific virtual machines during a power event no matter what physical machine they are on   X X
Migrate virtual machines to targeted hosts and shut down the non-critical server to conserve energy   X X
Shut down or suspend a virtual appliance   X X
Automatically back up data during a power event to avoid data loss using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)   X X
Trigger an advanced action (power cap, load shed, failover) on configured policies (groups of devices) during specific power events with a single command   X X
Control rack PDUs (on, off and reboot sections or outlets)   X X
Monitor and manage the health, risk and efficiency of your power infrastructure by integrating into VMware's vRealize Operations Manager   X X
Safely shut down and securely restore high availability environments without crashing virtual machines or host server   X X

*one licensed node is defined as a UPS, ePDU or IPM/IPP instance

**Power equipment includes UPSs, rack PDUs and rack ATSs