Network Software streamlines support system management.
June 12, 2007 -
Supporting centralized, real-time monitoring of IT support equipment, Liebert Nform v2.0 features desktop dashboard that gives snapshot of IT support systems. It utilizes Ethernet network that uses SNMP to manage alarms on cooling/power systems. Software offers notification updates for status of notifications attempted as result of alarms, device diagnostics reports, alarm filtering that sorts through alarms, and auto-discovery that helps setup of new devices on network.
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Emerson Network Power
8000 W. Florissant Avenue, Bldg. AA
St. Louis, MO, 63136
Emerson Network Power Enhances Monitoring of IT Support Systems with Liebert Nform 2.0
Columbus, Ohio [May 22, 2007] - Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity(TM), today introduced Liebert Nform 2.0, a network-based management system supporting centralized, real-time monitoring of IT support equipment. Liebert Nform 2.0 features a new desktop dashboard that gives IT managers a snapshot of the entire IT support systems, streamlining and simplifying support system management.
Liebert Nform provides a centralized monitoring view from distributed support equipment by utilizing an Ethernet network that uses SNMP (simple network management protocol) and web technologies to deliver and manage important alarms on most any cooling or power system; thereby ensuring the infrastructure is maintained and available to support and protect IT systems. The network communications software is installed on a single workstation and can be configured to monitor SNMP-enabled power protection and precision cooling equipment. Liebert offers a family of interface cards that allow a wide variety of support systems - including equipment from other manufacturers - to be monitored by Liebert Nform.
"IT systems are dependent on a network of support systems for their availability and reliability," said Abraham Hinojosa, Liebert monitoring product manager for Emerson Network Power. "A power quality or environment problem at any point along the network can have serious consequences for the business. Liebert Nform 2.0 is a powerful tool that simplifies alarm management using the existing network to enable fast, often proactive, response to many conditions that threaten IT system availability."
The desktop interface of Liebert Nform 2.0 provides a visual summary of the entire system of distributed, managed critical devices, as well as easy access to key configuration features. Large status icons display a total count of devices in each status category: Normal, Alarms Present and No Response. Clicking a status icon produces a list of all managed devices in the selected status category in the same window. IT managers can sort the list by device name, address or type. Function buttons display various types of device data in the same window, including alarm management, notification updates, device diagnostics, parametric data and network statistics for performance management. IT managers can print the data or save it to a text file.
Other new features of Liebert Nform 2.0 are listed below.
Notification Updates offer a detailed report of the status of notifications attempted as a result of alarms. The updates allow resources to respond accordingly, removing the redundancy of alarm reaction.
Device Diagnostics Reports provide detailed information on the overall state of monitored equipment and all its interfaces, allowing quicker response to problems.
Alarm Filtering sorts through numerous alarms to ensure critical alarm events that need some sort of immediate response are forwarded to the network management system.
Auto Discovery simplifies the start-up and setup of new devices on the network by using the settings from the device as the default settings in Liebert Nform.
Device Support expanded to now include Alber Battery Monitoring BDS40, BDS256, Liebert DS with iCom, Liebert vEM-14 and Liebert MP devices.
For more information and a demo of Liebert Nform 2.0, or information on any other Liebert technologies and services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.liebert.com.
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity(TM). The company is the trusted source for adaptive and ultra-reliable solutions that enable and protect its customers' business-critical technology infrastructures. Backed by the largest global services organization in the industry, Emerson Network Power offers a full range of innovative power, precision cooling and connectivity products and services for computer, communications, healthcare and industrial systems. Key product brands within the Emerson Network Power family include Liebert, ASCO, Astec, and Lorain. The Liebert Adaptive Architecture creates power, cooling and monitoring platforms for IT systems that combine high reliability and flexibility while delivering the lowest total cost of ownership. For more information on Liebert visit www.Liebert.com. For more information on the full spectrum of enterprise-wide solutions from Emerson Network Power, visit www.gotoemerson.com.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2006 were $20.1 billion. For more information, visit www.gotoemerson.com.