Cisco Catalyst Power Management

Remote Power Reboot for Cisco Catalyst 9400

VMR-HD4D-8 Series Switched, Metered PDUs series are designed to deliver redundant, controlled power to Cisco Catalyst 9400 LAN switches and other high amp devices.

In the event that your Cisco Catalyst 9400 requires a hard boot after locking up or reset, you can remotely reboot or cycle power to all power supplies from anywhere!

In the example at the right, the VMR's eight switched IEC C-19 outlets are used to provide redundant, remote power control for a Cisco Catalyst 9400. In addition to controlling power, the VMR-HD4D-8 can also measure power consumed by the switch, and report results via web GUI, data export or polling.

Remote Power Reboot for Cisco Catalyst 9400


  • Secure Out of Band IP Access
  • Switch Up to 20 Amp Loads per Outlet
  • Deliver, Switch AND Meter High Amp Power
  • Outlet Sequencing and Power Up Delays
  • IP Sec / Open VPN
  • RESTful API
  • FREE Online Demo!
High Density Remote Power Control for Blade Chassis
and other High Amp Devices

VMR-HD4D Series Switched Metered PDUs are available in 16, 20, 30 and 32 Amp configurations, as described in the table below:


  VMR-HD4D16 VMR-HD4D20 VMR-HD4D30 VMR-HD4D32 VMR-HD4D30-12B VMR-HD4D32-12B VMR-HD4D30-8 VMR-HD4D32-8

Power
Inlets:
(2) 16 Amp (2) 20 Amp (2) 30 Amp (2) 32 Amp (2) 30 Amp (2) 32 Amp (4) 30 Amp (4) 32 Amp

Voltage: 200V - 240V AC 100V - 240V AC 200V - 240V AC 200V - 240V AC 200V - 240V AC 200V - 240V AC 200V - 240V AC 200V - 240V AC

Circuit
Breakers:
(4) 16 Amp (4) 20 Amp (4) 16 Amp (4) 20 Amp (6) 20 Amp (6) 16 Amp (8) 20 Amp (8) 16 Amp

Outlets: (4) IEC C19 (4) IEC C19 (4) IEC C19 (4) IEC C19 (12) IEC C19 (12) IEC C19 (8) IEC C19 (8) IEC C19

Total
Kilowatts:
7.6 kW 9.6 kW 14.4 kW 15.3 kW 14.4 kW 15.3 kW 28.8 kW 30.7 kW

Compatible
Devices:
Catalyst 9408
Catalyst 9300
Catalyst 9500
Juniper QFX10002
Catalyst 9408
Catalyst 9300
Catalyst 9500
Juniper QFX10002
Catalyst 9408
Catalyst 9300
Catalyst 9500
Juniper QFX10002
Catalyst 9408
Catalyst 9300
Catalyst 9500
Juniper QFX10002
Catalyst 9300
Catalyst 9500
Juniper QFX10002
Catalyst 9300
Catalyst 9500
Juniper QFX10002
Catalyst 9410
Juniper QFX10008
Juniper QFX10016
HPE C7000
Catalyst 9410
Juniper QFX10008
Juniper QFX10016
HPE C7000

Note: When selecting a VMR unit for your remote power management application, make certain to take into account the number of power supplies present on the managed device, the total current that the managed device will draw and the level of activity that the managed device will be required to support.



VMR-HD4D-8 Series Metered Switched PDUs feature four 30 Amp or 32 Amp power inlets, eight IEC C19 outlets and eight 16 Amp or 20 Amp UL-489 circuit breakers. Each circuit breaker protects one IEC C19 outlet and will support up to 20 Amps. The VMR-HD4D-8 is ideal for remote power control and management of Cisco Catalyst LAN Switches, Cisco Data Center Switches, HP Enterprise BladeSystem units, Juniper QFX10000 Series modular Ethernet switches and other high-amp equipment.

Advanced power metering capabilities allow the VMR-HD4D-8 to measure and report Kilowatt Hours, Kilowatts, Amps, Voltage and Temperature. When any of these factors exceed threshold values, the VMR can switch or reboot power and promptly send notification. In addition to its many alarm functions, the VMR can also perform remote reboots and power shutdowns on individual outlets according to a user-defined schedule, when a ping command fails or on demand.

Energy consumption data from your IT equipment can be individually assessed at each VMR outlet and used for billing, heat calculation and load distribution. The VMR's intelligent, feature-rich design allows you to meter, report and control total current, power and energy consumption in your rack, cabinet or remote site. This provides the perfect solution for data centers striving for reduced energy costs and LEED certification.

The VMR can be configured and operated via its convenient IP web browser interface or by any SNMP MIB based enterprise management software. To see a complete list of approved management software, or to recommend additional software or compatibility testing, please see our Software Integration section.


Other High Amp Applications:

The VMR-HD4D-8 Series is ideal for high amp power control applications, such as rebooting blade servers, firewalls, routers, switches and other devices, as described in the following examples:


Power Management for HP Enterprise C7000 BladeSystem

The VMR-HD4D-8 is the perfect tool for controlling 200 to 240V AC power to a Hewlett Packard Enterprise C7000 BladeSystem Server. The VMR includes four separate power buses; this makes the VMR particularly well suited for devices such as the HPE C7000 that require power supply redundancy. Each circuit includes two switched IEC C19 outlets, for a total of eight outlets (one outlet per breaker, two breakers per bus.) The VMR-HD4D-8 can also remotely reboot or power down the HPE C7000 BladeSystem, monitor power consumption, temperature and other factors, and generate alarm notification when critical events are detected.

Power Management for HPE C7000 BladeSystem


Measuring and Controlling Power to Juniper QFX10008 Switches

The VMR-HD4D-8 is well suited for controlling power and reboot functions for Juniper QFX10008 Core Switches. In addition to power control and reboot functions, the VMR-HD4D-8 also provides the ability to meter energy use by the Juniper QFX10008 and report findings in text or graph format; a very valuable tool for those who need to track power use and energy costs. The VMR's eight switched, IEC C-19 outlets allow remote power control for the Juniper QFX10008.

Measuring and Controlling Power to Juniper QFX10008 Switches


Enterprise Management Software

In order to simplify the task of managing multiple power reboot units spread throughout a large network infrastructure, all VMR series high amp metered PDUs include WTI’s innovative Enterprise Management Software. The Enterprise Management Software provides a centralized command interface that can be used to manage, label and control multiple VMR units in large network applications, drastically cutting the time required to locate specific units in order to reboot attached devices.


Remote Power Reboot for Cisco NEXUS 7010 Switch with Enterprise Management Software


The Enterprise Management Software can search a user-defined IP Address range and discover and recognize all WTI devices within the range. Once units have been discovered, they are added to the Enterprise Management Software’s inventory list and a descriptive tag can be assigned to each unit to denote the location or function of the device. In addition to providing a centralized interface for controlling power switching and reboot functions, the Enterprise Management Software can also be used to control firmware updates for compatible WTI products and edit and manage user accounts at individual or multiple VMR units.




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