Sentry Power Manager (SPM) is a software package from Server Technology that provides a central location to manage, monitor and control all of the intelligent PDUs within your datacentre. This cost-effective software solution provides complete visibility for both power and environmental monitoring with easy installation and setup. The price is per node with a one year service contract. EcoPowerSupplies can provide a one-day installation and training day (chargeable). A free trial is available for 5 licenses for 90 days.
Sentry Power Manager is easy to install and configure. Server Technology’s new StartUP Stick allows for individualised settings per PDU and standard settings for all connected ServerTec PDUs. The SNAP feature allows users to create templates and automatically push down key system, IP and security ratings to each ServerTec PDU. Firmware updates can also be automated via Sentry Power Manager including name and threshold settings. Sentry Power Manager software allows for simple to create NOC views, providing ‘at a glance’ overall system status views, a programmable slide show of all NOC views and open tabs. Users can set schedules to view and export and email system reports: billing/invoicing carbon footprint, cabinet redundancy, and total energy consumption. Trending of key power and environmental information includes predictive trending, with multiple parameters including temperature and power usage on the same trend.
Server Power Manager incudes a trending feature to help predict future power usage. Each trend shows the Min/Max/Average values with predictive trends for two ascension rates based on different times to allow users to proactively forecast when additional (power and temperature) resources might be needed before thresholds are exceeded. An open API provides for seamless integration allowing Sentry Power Manager to share critical power and environmental information with systems including BMS and DCIM solutions. These services include key information like system, location, cabinet, outlet, PDU, phase, branch and sensor information.
Please contact us to book a free on-line demonstration. We can also provide a demo for download to your local PC or workstation. Requirements for this include:
- VMWare Player, Workstation, ESX or ESXi
- 1GHz or faster processor (2GHz multi-core recommend)
- 1GB RAM (2GB or more recommended)
- 6GB disk space
- The VMware Player and/or VMserver must be configured to allow for 64 bit Operating Systems. For VMware Player, this could mean turning on a BIOS setting to allow for 64 bit virtualization
- 2 network ports
- Connect at power on
- Automatic MAC address
- Adaptor = E1000
- Virtualization Mode = Automatic
- Absolute minimum 512 MB
- Default video settings
- CD ROM is not needed
- No other special resource rules are specified for CPU, memory, disk, or advanced CPU\memory
Server Technology’s new StartUp Stick applies individualised settings per PDU and standard settings to all. The unique SNAP feature allows SPM users to create templates and then automatically push down key system, IP and security settings to the PDU. Users can also automate firmware updates through SPM, including name and threshold settings, are also pushed down to the PDU via SPM. These features save the user valuable time and effort when configuring and maintaining their PDUs.
Simple to create NOC views allow the user to “at a glance” understand overall system status, including a programmable slide show of all NOC views or any open tabs. Users can set schedules to view, export and email System reports, including information on billing, carbon footprint, cabinet redundancy and total energy. Trending of key power and environmental information includes predictive trending, showing multiple parameters like temperature and power usage on the same trend.
SPM provides a trending feature that predicts what the power usage might be in the future. Every trend shows the Min/Max/Average values along with predictive trends showing two ascension rates based on different times. This allows the user the ability to check proactively when additional resources might be needed from the power or temperature system point of view as this trend predicts an estimated date and time when capacity or a power or temperature threshold will be exceeded.
An open API that is well documented allows SPM to share critical power and environmental information with other systems like BMS and DCIM solutions. These services include key information like system, location, cabinet, outlet, PDU, phase, branch and sensor information for users that want to take advantage of SPMs features but also have a single pane of glass view.