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Email Enhancements in SPM 6.1

Posted by RJ Tee on Sep 1, 2017 9:18:54 AM

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Sorry, hang on.  I just got an email from my rack PDU.

And with that, the word is out about the latest version of our Sentry Power Manager software.  In the new 6.1 release, the first major upgrade to the award-winning SPM 6.0 platform, the intelligence behind our power distribution units just got a little smarter.

Seriously, smarter intelligence in now a thing.

While the SPM introduced the data center and colocation world to outlet-level metering and management in a single pane of glass, our latest release brings your rack power distribution to new and uncharted territory:  your inbox.

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Here are some features of the new enhanced email release, all designed to allow you to send the right message at the right time to the right people:

Distribution groups.  You can set up single user or groups as recipients of alarms and notifications from your devices.  Multiple groups can also be created to support different policies that require notification of different personnel or departments.

Alarm policies.  You can set up separate policies for different types of alarms, based on the level or type of the alarm.  Depending on the situation, you can also establish the delay rules for the policy, which controls the amount of time between the alarm and the release of an email to the distribution group assigned to the policy.  Once set up, you can also toggle the alarm on and off.

Escalation.  If the alert is not resolved within an established timeframe, or within the distribution group you have established for the original policy, it will automatically roll over to the next policy in the chain.

Learn more about SPM alerts here.

For more information about our enhanced email escalation feature, check out the new Server Technology technical note about the software update. 

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Topics: Remote Power Monitoring, Sentry Power Manager