Vertiv has introduced the latest version of Vertiv Power Insight, which directly integrates with VMware vCenter Management Platform, the industry’s most popular centralised monitoring application. This is the first version of the Vertiv Power Insight software to provide single-pane-of-glass management capabilities in vCenter. Vertiv Power Insight v2.4 can be downloaded now from the Vertiv website.

Designed for users with distributed IT systems and a need for centralised management of their power infrastructure, Vertiv Power Insight is easy to install and use and simplifies the management of UPS systems and rPDUs across those distributed, virtualised environments. With Vertiv Power Insight v2.4, data center and IT managers can manage up to 100 devices, including Vertiv uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and rack power distribution units (rPDUs), directly from the Power Insight software or their vCenter application.

Commenting on the development, Ramesh Menon vice president of single-phase UPS, Vertiv, said, “Today’s networks are more powerful than ever, but also more complex and decentralised, relying on virtualisation to maximise their efficiency and reliability”. “This evolution has reduced visibility into critical power protection equipment and limited the ability of organisations to respond to issues expeditiously. Vertiv Power Insight provides much-needed visibility and control that leads to increased efficiency and availability”, he added.

The key addition to Vertiv Power Insight v2.4 is the VMware vCenter Plugin for seamless integration with the VMware vCenter Management Platform. This enables single-view monitoring, configuration, control, and shutdown of virtual machines and improves application availability with automatic virtual machine migration through VMware’s vMotion. The new version also includes alarm enhancements and management updates.

Vertiv Power Insight aggregates data from up to 100 devices, reducing the need for manual processes and simplifying decision-making for IT managers. It automatically discovers devices added to the network and provides real-time alerts when issues arise, which improves response times and helps organisations prevent or respond quickly to critical events. And, when necessary, Vertiv Power Insight protects IT equipment, applications, and data by ensuring a graceful shutdown of host and virtual machines

Meanwhile, Smrutiranjan Das, ASI head, IT & Management Systems Business, Vertiv, said, “With the rapid increase in digitisation across business processes, robust and reliable infrastructure solutions have become the backbone of all organisations operating remotely. Critical power solutions require a centralised management platform to ensure all IT and power infrastructure is functioning smoothly and any discrepancies can be resolved immediately”. “Our new and improved Vertiv Power Insight software integrates seamlessly with VMware vCenter Management Platform, enabling automatic virtual machine migration through VMware’s vMotion”