The Dell Energy Smart Solution Advisor (ESSA) and Data Center Capacity Planner help IT professionals plan and tune their computer and infrastructure equipment for maximum efficiency. Offering a wide range of configuration flexibility and environmental inputs, both tools can help right size your IT environment.

ESSA is a model driven tool supporting a large number of products and configurations for infrastructure sizing purposes. ESSA models are based on hardware measurements with operating conditions representative of typical use cases. Workloads can impact the power consumption greatly, meaning the same percent CPU utilization and different workloads can lead to widely different power consumption. It is not possible to cover all the workload, environmental, and customer’s data center factors in a model & provide percent accuracy figures with any degree of confidence. With that said, Dell would anticipate (NOT guarantee or claim) a potential for some variation. Customers are always advised to confirm ESSA estimates with actual measurements under their own, actual workloads.

Energy Smart Solution Advisor (ESSA)

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Supported products:


Modular Solutions Enclosures: M1000e, C8000, C6300, C6000, Servers: M830, M630, M820, M620, M520, M420, M915, M910, C8220X, C8000XD, C6320, C6220II

Rack Servers: R930, R730, R730XD, R630, R530, R430, R920, R820, R720, R720XD, R620, R520,R420, R320, R815, R715, R610, R515, R415, R410, R330,R230,R310, C6145 1MB, C6145, C1100

Tower Servers: T630, T620, T420, T330,T320,T130, T410, T310, T110 II, T110

Shared Infrastructure Enclosure: VRTX; FX; Servers: FC830,M630, FC630,FC430,FD332, FM120 ,M820,M620,M520


    FS Series: EqualLogic FS7600, EqualLogic FS7610, Compellent FS8600
    MD Series: MD3860f, MD3820f, MD3800f, MD3660f, MD3620f, MD3600f, MD3860i, MD3820i, MD3420, MD3400, MD3460,MD3660i, MD3620i, MD3600i, MD3260i, MD3220i, MD3200i, MD3260, MD3220, MD1400,MD1420, MD1200, MD1220,MD1280, MD3060e,

    NX Series: NX3330, NX3230, NX400

    PS Series: PSM4110, PS4210 2.5” , PS4210 3.5”, PS6210 2.5”, PS6210 3.5”, PS6610, PS6500ES, PS6500X, , PS6510ES, PS6500X,

    SC Series: SC9000, SC8000, SC4020,SC2080, SC2020, SC2000, SCv2080, SCv2020, SCv2000,SC420,SC400, SC280, SC220, SC200, SC180, SC120, SC100

    XC Series: XC430, XC630, XC730, XC730xd, XC6320Enclosure, XC6320 Sled

    DSMS(Microsoft Storage Spaces): R730, R630, MD1420, MD1400, MD3060E

    Nexenta: R730, MD1420, MD1400, MD3060E

    Tape: ML6030, ML6020, ML6010, TL4000, TL2000, 124T LT06, 124T LT05, 124T LT04,LTO 7, LT06, LT05-140, LT04-120HH, 114X


    Modular Networking: PC M8024-k, PC M6220 FI, Brocade M5424, Cisco® Catalyst® 3130X FI, Cisco Catalyst 3130G FI, Mellanox® M3601Q

    PowerConnect: PC 7048, PC 7024, PC 6248, PC 6224, PC 3548, PC 3524, PC 2848, PC 2824, PC 2816, PC 2800

    Force10: Dell Force10 S60, Dell Force10 S55, Dell Force10 S25, Dell Force10 S4810, Force10 S4810-ON,S4820T –R2D2

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