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APC ties data center management tool into VMware: News in brief

APC’s InfraStruxure 6.2 now correlates location of VMware VMs back to their physical hosts; and SIOS is promoting SteelEye Protection Suite for marooned HP Serviceguard shops.

APC updates InfraStruxure, integrates with VMware vSphere 4.1
APC is shipping version 6.2 of its InfraStruxure management software portfolio that now integrates with VMware vSphere 4.1, correlating virtual machines with their physical location in order to move them in the event of a power, cooling or other failure.

Also new in InfraStruxure Operations Suite 6.2 is enhanced network management, including a report that shows available network capacity; simplified configuration and setup by importing data such as room shape, equipment placement and power and cooling dependencies directly from the InfraStruxure Designer data center design and configuration tool; future trending based on historical data; customizable alerts; and the new migration utility for moving from the older InfraStruxure Manager to InfraStruxure Central 6.2.

APC is now formally known as APC by Schneider Electric.

HA alternative to discontinued HP Serviceguard
SIOS Corp. touts its SteelEye Protection Suite for Linux v7.3 as a high availability (HA) alternative for organizations migrating from the discontinued Hewlett-Packard Serviceguard or adopting Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6. SIOS claims SteelEye SPS 7.3 can manage the availability of the entire system stack, while also providing monitoring and management capabilities in the event of failure. It supports a variety of I/O fencing mechanisms, including Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) reservations, Shoot the Other Node in the Head (STONITH), and Witness servers, and is available now.

New switched three-phase PDUs from Tripp Lite
Data center managers looking for more control and visibility into power in their environments can get new power distribution units (PDUs) from Tripp Lite designed for three-phase applications running from 5.7 kVA to 12.6 kVA. With it, data center managers can turn on, turn off, recycle or lock out power to individual devices or groups of devices, as well as gather power information at the “receptacle” level. Power consumption of the PDU can be viewed per-phase or per-receptacle, either locally at the PDU, or remotely via Ethernet.

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