Powering VMware vSphere built on FlexPod

The FlexPod solution shown is composed of Cisco UCS servers and Nexus switches, and NetApp FAS storage arrays with clustered Data ONTAP software. NetApp and Cisco collaborated with VMware to deliver the VMware vSphere on FlexPod solution for virtualized enterprise environments. A member of the NetApp Alliance Partner Program, Eaton provides a powerful, integrated and scalable infrastructure designed to properly protect and support the FlexPod requirements.

View solutions that power medium and small FlexPod Express environments

FlexPod Reference Design Storage Server Network Hypervisor
110 virtual machines NetApp FAS 8020A Controller, NetApp 2246 Disk Shelf UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis Cisco UCS 6248UP Switch,
Cisco Nexus 5548UP Switch
VMware ESXi 5.0
400 virtual machines NetApp FAS 8040A Controller, NetApp 2246 Disk Shelf UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis Cisco UCS 6248UP Switch,
Cisco Nexus 5548UP Switch
VMware ESXi 5.0
550 virtual machines NetApp FAS 8040A Controller, NetApp 2246 Disk Shelf UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis Cisco UCS 6248UP Switch,
Cisco Nexus 5548UP Switch
VMware ESXi 5.0

Eaton provides a powerful, integrated and scalable infrastructure designed to properly protect and support the FlexPod requirements. Key Eaton solution benefits:

  • Integration/Control – Eaton’s Intelligent Power Management software uses a simple dashboard display that seamlessly integrates into the VMware vCenter hypervisor. This added functionality allows you to easily automate the ability to move, consolidate or suspend virtual machines (VM) in the event of a power disruption. If you can’t move your VMs to a safe place, we offer remote agentless shutdown to gracefully bring down your equipment and avoid data corruption. If you are already using the NetApp Data ONTAP operating system, Eaton integrates into the FAS data storage systems as well.

  • Scalable/Flexible – Power requirements are unique to the locations they reside and constantly change with new business requirements. At Eaton, we anticipate these changes, designing platforms that scale for hyper growth but incorporate well into existing IT environments.

  • Partnerships/Support – Eaton collaborates with NetApp, Cisco and various virtualization platforms to offer a physical and virtual infrastructure that seamlessly integrates into the FlexPod environment. We are committed to the ongoing partnerships, offering customers many different integration points within the server, storage and networking layers. Our award-winning service and support organizations have global reach and the capability to deliver service 24/7, when and where you need it.
Eaton 9PX UPS Product Brochure
English (US)
28-Jul-2017
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Intelligent Power Manager brochure
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12-Jun-2017
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BladeUPS brochure (standalone or pre-assembled configurations)
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9-Dec-2015
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Eaton enhances Cisco Integrated Infrastructure performance brochure
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19-Nov-2015
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Eaton: The fifth element of converged and hyper-converged infrastructures brochure
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21-Sep-2015
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FlexPod Powered by Eaton joint solution brief
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25-Sep-2014
396 kB
Software partner integration brochure
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18-Aug-2014
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Powering your FlexPod environment
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3-Oct-2013
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Eaton and NetApp FlexPod solution brief
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11-Aug-2017
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Cisco UCS Sizing Application Guide
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15-Apr-2015
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Powering Converged Infrastructures
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7-Oct-2013
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Eaton Strengthens Power Management Solutions for FlexPod at NetApp Insight
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8-Oct-2015
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Eaton Powers NetApp Storage and FlexPod Solutions at NetApp Insight
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22-Oct-2014
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FlexPod power reference design - 550 virtual machines
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20-Nov-2014
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FlexPod power, redundant reference design - 400 virtual machines
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20-Nov-2014
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FlexPod power, non-redundant reference design - 110 virtual machines
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20-Nov-2014
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Eaton FlexPod competitive comparison
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4-Dec-2014
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Eaton 9PX UPS Visio Stencils
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23-Aug-2013
10447 kB
Eaton S-Series Racks Visio Stencils
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30-May-2012
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Eaton BladeUPS Visio Stencils Feb 2011
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24-Feb-2011
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Eaton ePDU Visio stencils
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7-May-2010
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