Vertiv Liebert Nform, Centralized Monitoring Software
Monitoring Software And Interface Products
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Liebert Nform centralized infrastructure monitoring software solution provides data center monitoring of equipment for companies of every size. It provides network management of distributed Liebert equipment with notifications and messaging, with software versions available to meet business needs.
Infrastructure Monitoring That Makes Sense For Your Business
Getting the information you need to know about critical support equipment for IT systems has never been easier or more cost-efficient.
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
A small problem in a data center or communications facility can quickly escalate into a disaster. Knowing what is happening with power and cooling equipment can keep that protective “envelope” at peak operating efficiency, vital to system reliability.
Today’s Data Centers Require Flexible Monitoring Solutions
Only Vertiv can deliver full-scale monitoring and control of these critical support systems by providing the ability to gather operating information from each piece of equipment and pull it together in one central location. The Liebert family of monitoring products meets the varying requirements of critical space applications. From leak detection to discrete monitoring, unattended orderly computer shutdown to enterprise-wide monitoring, there is a Liebert hardware or software solution that fits. By utilizing a network infrastructure approach to monitoring, Liebert solutions align a customer’s needs for real-time knowledge and system flexibility with critical system uptime and capital allocation constraints. This type of system can provide the information you need to manage your critical equipment, giving you a variety of ways to receive and manage this data — through computers at your site or even on the web via standard browser software. From the traditional centralized data center to constantly evolving distributed network topologies, there is a Liebert solution that provides just the right amount of control, monitoring, and protection for your critical space requirements.
Getting The Right Information To The Right People
Business runs on information. That information, however, must be managed and protected. Vertiv offers the tools to keep the people on the front line — such as IT, network, data center and facility managers — informed as to the status of their critical systems. To maintain the high level of availability that users expect, your monitoring system must be able to keep your people up-todate on any changes in the condition of your network infrastructure.
Liebert Nform Meets These Needs
Liebert Nform is a network communications system that will enable you to leverage the distributed monitoring capabilities of your network connected equipment. This software solution combines full-scale monitoring with cost-effective deployment through the use of the existing network infrastructure. It is both scalable and adaptable so it can grow as your systems expand and business needs change.
Liebert Nform is available in three editions - Express, Standard and Enterprise – each offering the features and options designed to meet specific application requirements based on business size and needs.
When Systems Are Critical Monitoring Is Not An Option
Power Conditioning Units
A grounding problem in your power conditioning system causes small voltage disturbances which are reflected in the trend graphing of the Liebert vEM-14 controller. After further analysis, facility engineers discovered and corrected the problem.
Liebert Nform receives a warning of a failed UPS battery test and forwards the conditions to the Liebert Services Response Center, dispatching a service technician for a battery replacement site visit.
Your data cabling is lying in a growing puddle of water under the raised floor because of a plumbing leak. It is just a matter of time before that affects your operation. With installed leak detection products, a water-detected summary alarm was transmitted to Liebert Nform by the Liebert vEM-14 controller. The facility engineer was notified and corrected the faulty plumbing.
IT recently installed Liebert MP Advanced Power Strips inside their rows of rack enclosures. Now, with the control of each receptacle, overloading of circuits is prevented. Liebert Nform users can easily control access to which outlet circuits are enabled or disabled.
A surge protector has safeguarded your site through many thunderstorms. Unfortunately it self-destructed protecting you from that last surge and you don’t know that it needs to be replaced. Since Liebert Nform was monitoring the TVSS summary alarm, maintenance was notified to incorporate testing of the surge suppression device due to its recent heavy usage.
Recent runtime on the generator has consumed most of its fuel. Since the low fuel summary alarm was being monitored by the Liebert Rack Monitoring controller, an event triggered in Liebert Nform, sending a request for refueling to the local fuel supplier.
The entrance of unauthorized personnel into a remote shelter is a big problem. The real problem is that the person who needs to know this is happening is unaware and possibly isn’t in the same building – or even the same state. Security personnel were alerted when the Liebert Rack Monitoring controller reported a door ajar alarm to the Liebert Nform system.
DC Power Systems
An overvoltage condition in an essential DC power system causes an alarm conditon. Telecommunications engineers are dispatched through Liebert Nform notifications, allowing the engineer to quickly replace the faulty rectifier before the critical overvoltage threshold was reached.
Environmental HVAC Systems
A high temperature alarm was reported through the Web interface to the Liebert Nform system. With advance notification, the standby unit was remotely activated, maintaining the desired operating temperature setpoint within the data center.
Static Transfer Switches
A faulty transfer switch could fail when your primary power feed goes down in the middle of the night. Before the primary power source failed, however, facility engineers received a “secondary source not available” alert from Liebert Nform via SMTP supported cell phones. The heads-up was given and the problem was resolved before the system went critical.
Features and Benefits:
- Leverages the network connectivity capabilities of your Liebert power protection or precision air equipment.
- Triggers event actions such as e-mail alerts or local notifications.
- Provides monitoring of system by multiple vendors.
- Monitors and controls a wide range of support systems.
- Simple navigation of monitored systems from a centralized location.
- Ensures the availability of each monitored piece of equipment by active monitor polling.
- Gives more runtime to the most critical systems by sending shutdown commands to non-critical systems.
- Self-diagnostics ensure messaging and notifications can be transmitted to the appropriate personnel at the right time.
Lowest Total Cost Of Ownership
- Eliminates the need for expensive third-party monitoring applications.
- Simplified installation and configuration reduces overall start-up, reducing costs.
Ideally Suited For
- IT managers responsible for large or medium size companies
- Multiple data centers across many locations
- Network Management System integration
- Shutdown of servers and workstations on environmental and power conditions
- Centralized monitoring and control of SNMP devices through existing NMS
- Provides email alerts and local notifications
- Offers a scalable software solution for businesses of any size
The Liebert Nform Dashboard Provides:
a complete view of the entire critical system, allowing immediate response to changes, ensuring higher availability and reducing downtime.
Critical Infrastructure Management Made Easy
Resolve System-Affecting Events Before They Happen
Provides Real-Time Monitoring And Centralized Management Of Your Critical Infrastructure
Leveraging The Existing IT Infrastructure
Vendor neutral monitoring delivered utilizing the SNMP and Web Technologies built into the critical infrastructure.
The Information You Need, Every Time You Need It
Gaining Real-Time Visibility And Control
Automated Shutdown — Protect critical systems from costly damage and data loss that can result from power failure and high density heat conditions.
Email and SMS Notifications — Deliver the right information at the right time so IT Managers can respond quickly and track changes within the infrastructure.
File Write Action — To maintain extended history of events, the file-write can be used for logging and database collection.
Run External Command — Ping devices on the edge of the network, including routers and switches that represent a network path to resources within your critical business operations.
Additional Capabilities Included in Business And Enterprise Editions
SNMP Set Request Action — On alarmevents, the system can turn on stand-by units, reboot Rack PDU receptacles and close relay contacts for external alarming.
SNMP Trap Forwarding — Eliminate the noise by forwarding the most critical events to the Network Management Software System.
Trend Data Action — During critical events, the system can trend and record equipment performance, ensuring design integrity of the IT infrastructure.
Data Analysis And Trend Reporting
Tracking The Effects Of Consolidation And Virtualization
Be Prepared For Change
Liebert Nform provides trending of current parametrics and historical analysis of changes to the Data Center. As the demands on the IT Infrastructure increase through consolidation and virtualization Liebert Nform delivers the tools to help track and manage changes.
Trends can dynamically update at operator-defined intervals or on specific alarm-events. This prevents the system from creating unnecessary traffic on the IT Network.
Goes Beyond Just Providing Alarms
The trend analysis and reporting capability can help you detect changes in your equipment’s performance by graphically illustrating its history operation. This provides the information you need to prevent system down-time by responding in a time of non-duress.
Liebert Nform has the ability to easily export current and historical data to external sources that create reports to help understand the efficiency and capacity of the data center.
On Demand Auto-Discovery
Liebert Nform can discover equipment across multiple networks, simplifying the deployment of new equipment within your Data Center.
Advanced Integrated System Features
Internationalization — In addition to English, Liebert Nform is designed to simultaneously support French, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese and Japanese, allowing multiple operators to access the same information at the same time in their respective languages.
Location Independent Views — Using a centralized database, Liebert Nform allows administrators to create user accounts with specific navigation views, and assign policies that define the access and ability of each user.
System Security — System includes three default users groups; Administrator, Power User and User. Additional users and groups can be created and customized. An audit log contains records of user logins, logouts and system configuration changes.
Liebert MultiLink Automated Shutdown Control For Maximum Data Protection
Meeting The Increased Demands For Consolidation And Virtualization
The Right Strategy: Are You Ready?
Server consolidation and virtualization create opportunities to reduce IT costs, enhance computing performance and improve data center space utilization. But this also changes the power and cooling profile of the data center. Liebert Nform integration with Liebert MultiLink automated shutdown software allows you to actively protect data on servers supported by the Liebert UPS equipment you are monitoring, using the same Liebert IntelliSlot Web Cards. Liebert MultiLink initiates proper shutdown commands to your servers when power and/or cooling exceed user-defined thresholds.
Stay In Control
Because today’s critical business applications are often virtualized and consolidated between several computers or servers, there is a need for shutdown software capable of protecting information on multiple machines. Liebert Nform with Liebert MultiLink performs the critical task of protecting your business from costly damage and data loss as a result of extended power failures and extreme environmental conditions that often exist with higher density servers.
Advantages of Liebert Nform integration with Liebert MultiLink automated shutdown software:
- Automated and Orderly Shutdown on Environmental, UPS and Power conditions
- Network Based
- Suitable for Single Workstation or Network of Servers
- Wide Operating System Capabilities
Liebert Static Transfer Switch 2 / Power Distribution Unit Specifications
|System Features||Express Edition||Standard Edition||Enterprise Edition|
|Remote Concurrent Clients||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Users and Groups||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Supporting Operating Systems||Windows XP, Windows 2003/2008 Server, Windows Vista||Windows XP, Windows 2003/2008 Server, Windows Vista||Windows XP, Windows 2003/2008 Server, Windows Vista|
|SQL Database||Embedded Only||Embedded Only||Embedded and Microsoft SQL|
|Export Data and Alarm Events||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Real-Time Monitoring Control||Express Edition||Standard Edition||Enterprise Edition|
|Device Status Polling||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Device License Included||30||30||100|
|Web Card Integration||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Maximum Devices Supported||30||480||Unlimited|
|Open Architecture Monitoring of 3rd Party SNMP||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Devices Support||All UPS, Power and Cooling systems that support SNMP||All UPS, Power and Cooling systems that support SNMP||All UPS, Power and Cooling systems that support SNMP|
|Parametric Data Logging||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Set point Control||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Notifications and Actions||Express Edition||Standard Edition||Enterprise Edition|
|Propagate Viewer to foreground||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Play Sound Wave||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Run External Command||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|MultiLink Shutdown Clients||Sold Separately||Sold Separately||Unlimited Included|
|Set Data on Event||Yes|
|Get Graph on Event||Yes|
|SNMP Trap Forwarding||Yes|
|Nform Addition Licenses|
|Part Numbers||Nform Additional Managed Device Licenses|
|NFORM-30D||30 Device License||1 Year
|NFORM-100D||100 Device License||1 Year
|NFORM-500D||500 Device License||1 Year
|MultiLink Network Shutdown License, Unrestricted|
|MLLKU||MultiLink Network Shutdown License allows you to efficiently shutdown workstations and servers running MultiLink throughout the network via Event-Alarm conditions from OpenComms Nform|
Professional Services - The Ultimate In Customer Service:
Applications Engineering Services
This service provides all Liebert customers, at no charge, ultimate product support with direct access to factory-trained Monitoring Engineers. Our engineers receive in-depth instruction and hands-on experience in providing support for monitoring software and hardware.
- Instant Phone Assistance - 24 X 7 X 365 1.800.222.5877 614.841.6755 (Outside U.S.)
- Email an Engineer - M-F 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. email@example.com
Liebert Nform Software Assurance Web Site
Liebert Nform Software Assurance provides a full range of benefits in a single program, including access to the latest software, tools and resources that help you get the most out of your critical infrastructure software investment.
- Technical resources
- Software Support Site Access
- Around-the-clock phone support
- Latest software updates
- Tools for device deployment
These value-added benefits help you manage costs, take advantage of the latest enhancements and minimize system downtime.
Software Assurance is available for the Nform Express, Standard and Enterprise editions, as well as node licenses. This subscription plan is available in 1, 3 and 5 year programs.
Software Assurance Activation
Activating Software Assurance is done on-line by the customer at the Liebert Nform Support Site. The Liebert Nform System Administrator must register within 90-days on the web site with a valid email address and the license keys provided with the system. All customers that have active accounts are guaranteed access to updates and all major upgrades free of charge.
Software Integration Services (SIS)
The further your resources are stretched, the less time you have to quickly deploy your monitoring products. Software Integration Services is designed to help implement and verify the Liebert software and hardware in a timely efficient manner. A Monitoring Engineer will assist with the deployment of your monitoring solution on-site.
- Installation and Start-up
- Configuration and Verification
- On-Site Training and Education
- On-Line Support Overview and Web Site Registration
Remote Monitoring Service: When You Need To Know — But Can’t Do It Yourself
The key to providing proper service for critical support systems is being aware of that equipment’s operating status at any given time. That’s why Vertiv is so firmly committed to providing monitoring capability in our products. Our Remote Monitoring Service, provided by Vertiv’s Liebert Services, is designed to maximize the capabilities of your Liebert equipment by maximizing the effectiveness of your monitoring systems.
Download the Vertiv Liebert Nform Monitoring Software Datasheet (.PDF)
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