Brightlayer Data Centers suite

Software comparison

Refer to the table below for a comparison of featues between two of Eaton's Brightlayer Data Centers Suite components - Visual Power Manager (VPM) and Visual Capacity Optimization Manager (VCOM)

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  Visual Power Manager (VPM) Visual Capacity Optimization Manager (VCOM)
Features Essential Professional  
Maximum monitored devices supported * Up to 1,000 Up to 500,000 Up to 500,000
Fully HTML5 web Interface
Auto discovery
Send email notifications
Monitor third-party devices
List based asset catalog
Virtual appliance
Microsoft™ Active Directory integration
Supports LDAP authentication
Power aggregation through the power chain  
Event-based automation
Mass node-settings configuration tool
Mass firmware upgrade tool
Virtualized host shutdown  
Targeted virtual machine migration  
Targeted virtual machine graceful shutdown  
Trigger actions from third-party devices  
Integrated reporting engine
Dashboard with trend analysis
Multi-tenant user access control
Enhanced data visualization via PowerBI™ integration
Data extraction through RESTful API
Location based navigation  
Visual, map based alarm status  
3D rack elevation builder  
Rack group aggregated data analytics  
Intelligent single click, remote device power cycling  
ITSM integration (ServiceNow™, Remedy™, etc.)  
Integrated controls and monitoring of TANLock™ Electronic Access Control System  
Full end-to-end facilities monitoring  (utility entrance to IT application)  
Power port mapping  
Advanced port mapping (network and fiber)    
Workflow management (project, task, work order)    
Security Studio – cameras, sensors, etc.    
3D visualization – facilities equipment, IT rack and hardware, office space, chilled water, cable tray    
Project planner (IT and facilities deployment tracking)    
Capacity planner / "what if" scenarios (by project or ad hoc scenarios)    
Impact/root cause analysis    
Asset warranty/service deployment tracking maintenance log    
Site level dashboards and business intelligence    

* Based on standard architecture, more can be achieved with evaluation by Eaton.

The Brightlayer Data Centers suite

Whether you’d like to monitor a single UPS, integrate with leading virtualization platforms, or monitor an entire data center, Eaton has a solution for you. Eaton’s Brightlayer Data Centers suite is comprised of power management software solutions that keep mission critical environments running longer.

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