Eaton Intelligent Power Manager
Eaton Intelligent Power Manager is a comprehensive and effective software solution geared towards IT professionals who need to manage and organize multiple environmental devices effortlessly.
Considering the main purpose for which the application was designed for, Eaton Intelligent Power Manager is very versatile being compatible with any device that supports a network interface, including UPSs, environmental sensors, ePDUs and shutdown applications, to name a few. It enables grouping and management of multiple devices over various locations and helps you to reduce setup and maintenance time of devices with ease.
Since it is a web-based application, after the installation process is finished, it will launch in your default web browser from where you can easily manage the identified nodes, users and events. It will then perform a quick scan and will display all of the available devices available in your network.
The left panel of the program organizes all the information in four categories namely Views, Events, Management and Settings. In case you want to scan specific IP addresses, you can access the ‘Auto Discovery’ option from the Settings category. Additionally, you can set the node access parameters, remove specific nodes and export all the data to a CSV file.
With the help of the ‘Range Scan’ option, you can easily identify the nodes that are outside of the network segment, as well as edit IP address ranges and specifying authentication parameters, if required.
By accessing the ‘Node List’ option from the View menu you are able to supervise the current state of each compatible power device and application. Also, you are able to view all the occurred events and the shutdown duration for each device.
During our tests, we noticed that even SNMP devices are visible and their Web interfaces are accessible for editing and configuration the parameters accordingly.
To wrap it up, Eaton Intelligent Power Manager proves to be an effective and steady solution when it comes to monitoring and organizing devices such as UPSs, ePDUs and environmental sensors.