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Eaton Intelligent Power Manager
Integrated power management software for virtual environments

Eaton Intelligent Power Manager

Ensure Data Integrity

Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) software provides the tools needed to monitor and manage power equipment in your physical or virtual environment keeping IT devices up and running during a power or environmental event.

This innovative software solution ensures system uptime and data integrity by allowing you to remotely monitor, manage and control devices on your network. IPM provides a solution that is easy to use, maintains business continuity and allows you to do more with less.

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Increasing level of control

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 optimize power load and monitor and manage third-party power devices in addition to Eaton equipment.

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
Shut down storage module to keep data safe
Discover third-party devices from one dashboard
Customize the data monitored from your device using generic drivers
Group multiple devices to be acted on as a single device with configuration policies
Take basic actions (server, host and storage shutdown)
Plugin for VMware vCenter and Citrix XenCenter

Virtualized features

Power equipment that IPM can monitor and manage** Eaton only Eaton only Eaton and third-party
Enter and exit maintenance mode
Limit server power consumption to save on battery and fuel costs during a catastrophe by power capping on demand
Shut down specific virtual machines during a power event no matter what physical machine they are on
Migrate virtual machines to targeted hosts and shut down the non-critical server to conserve energy
Shut down or suspend a virtual appliance
Synchronize and start up disaster recovery site during a power or environmental event to avoid data loss using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
Trigger an advanced action (power cap, load shed, failover) on configured policies (groups of devices) during specific power or environmental events with a single command
Control rack PDUs (on, off and reboot sections or outlets)
Monitor and manage the health, risk and efficiency of your power infrastructure by integrating into VMware’s vRealize Operations Manager
Safely shut down and securely restore high availability environments without crashing virtual machines or host server
*One licensed node is defined as a UPS, ePDU or IPM/IPP instance
**Power equipment includes UPSs, rack PDUs and rack ATSs

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Simplify power management

IPM simplifies power management across the network through a single, web-based interface, giving you up-to-the-minute information on the status of power in your network. IPM provides additional management capability for HPE OneView and Cisco UCS environments. Integration with VMware vRealize Operations Manager and vCenter dashboard lets you manage power to your virtualized environment. Additionally, IPM works seamlessly with several other virtualization platforms, such as Citrix® XenServer, Microsoft SCOM, Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat® and other Linux open source platforms.

Validated alliance solution provider

  • VMware Technology Alliance Partner
    • Eaton’s IPM and Infrastructure Management Pack for vRealize Operations Manager are VMware Ready for Orchestration and Management
  • HPE Technology Alliance Partner
    • Eaton’s IPM integrates with HPE OneView unified API for simplified power management of Composable Infrastructures and Integrated Infrastructures
    • IPM, rack PDUs and UPSs are Composable Infrastructure Tested
    • Reference design and joint solution brief for HPE Integrated Infrastructures
  • Cisco Preferred Solution and DevNet Partner
    • Cisco Compatible solution provider of Eaton enclosures and conversion kits for Nexus switches
    • Cisco EnergyWise compliant managed rack PDUs
    • Eaton’s IPM integrates directly with UCS server management to provide power-capping capability, enabling users to extend runtime by setting server consumption limits during extended power outages
  • Dell EMC Technology Connect Advantage Partner
    • Eaton’s IPM, rack PDU and UPS are VCE Vblock Ready certified
    • Published VxRail, VxRack reference designs, solution overview and joint solution brief
  • NetApp Alliance Partner
    • Eaton’s IPM integrates directly with NetApp ONTAP operating systems to provide supervision and shutdown capability for FAS storage systems
    • Eaton rack PDUs are included in all FlexPod Modular Integration (FMI) systems
    • Reference designs and joint solution briefs for FlexPod systems
  • Nutanix Technology Alliance Partner
    • Eaton’s IPM, enclosures, rack PDUs and UPSs are Nutanix Ready, including AHV (Acropolis Hypervisor)
    • Reference design and joint solution brief for Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructures
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Alliance Partner
    • Eaton’s IPM integrates with Microsoft Hyper-V to allow for improved load shedding capabilities and provide remote agentless shutdown and maintenance mode initiation


Download the Eaton Intelligent Power Manager Brochure (PDF).