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Sentry Power Manager’s Easy Configuration

Posted by Linda Kennedy on Oct 3, 2016 3:22:48 PM


SNAP-01.pngIf you’re a data center system administrator, you’ll agree that the key to your success is in the details – your absolute attention to details. Award-winning Sentry Power Manager (SPM) makes it unbelievably easy to set all the details of your intelligent rack PDUs just how you want them and right where you want them. So, you can breathe a sigh of relief for the easy configuration of SPM and the control over your data center – right down to the last detail.
Do you ever feel like what’s supposed to be intuitive turns out to be a pain to do? You might have worked with systems like that, but it won’t be Sentry Power Manager. The well-designed SPM graphical interface lets you zip through a custom configuration in three easy steps. That’s right, just three.

Step 1. Connecting. Set system-wide values for SPM, manage SPM users, and maintain system backups.

All system, network, and email notifications are right here in one place so you can first make all the necessary connections. Then you can quickly establish users, set up user groups and their resources, and get LDAP and TACACS+ ready to roll.

Step 2. Configuring PDUs. Set operational values for your intelligent rack PDUs and use SNAP to mass-configure multiple PDUs.

Discover devices by adding intelligent rack PDUs to the system so they’re recognized by SPM for network communication. Use Server Technology’s patented SNAP technology to quickly push down key system and security settings for mass PDU configuration. Manage all areas of your devices: operations: environment, outlets, thresholds, predictive power, and more.

Step 3. Alerting. Set the measurement-based areas of your intelligent rack PDUs like alerts for breaker or fuse errors per branch, status of monitors and sensors, and overload on device lines.

Specify thresholds for total power alerts, edit PDU name, and determine the PDU’s parent cabinet. Configure high/low critical/warning current (A) settings and the reference name for one or multiple SPM-discovered device lines.

That’s it for SPM configuration. Done and done!

See for yourself how easy setting up SPM really is in the 2-minute video How to Configure SPM.

Take a closer look at the power of SNAP for mass PDU configuration in the 3-part video playlist Welcome to SNAP.

Every data center should be using the award-winning Sentry Power Manager, so now’s the time to give easy configuration a test drive with the SPM 120-Day Free Trial.

Topics: Sentry Power Manager, SPM, SNAP

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