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PE1950 III and PMBUS

Hi,


I do not see any power monitoring information on PE1950 III systems while on PE2950s III it does work.

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kajtzu
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RE: PE1950 III and PMBUS

with OMSA 5.4 and attempting to obtain that information using SNMP. Also DRAC says on PE1950 III:s that it does not have a PMBUS.
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RE: PE1950 III and PMBUS

Do you have the latest bios/firmware on all components ?
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kajtzu
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RE: PE1950 III and PMBUS

I can doublecheck but this is stuff that came from the factory two days ago ;-)
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RE: PE1950 III and PMBUS

I got some more information from the marketing manager. There are two power supply configuration options available with the 1950 III and 2950 III when you order it. In the US it defaults to "Energy Smart" power supplies, which can be monitored, but if you change the configuration to "Redundant Power Supply", that includes a different power supply which can not be monitored for power and is a less efficient.

I update the page to show this at the bottom.

I am anticipating your next question, but go ahead and ask it. :-)
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kajtzu
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RE: PE1950 III and PMBUS

"I got some more information from the marketing manager. There are two power supply configuration options available with the 1950 III and 2950 III when you order it. In the US it defaults to "Energy Smart" power supplies, which can be monitored, but if you change the configuration to "Redundant Power Supply", that includes a different power supply which can not be monitored for power and is a less efficient.

I update the page to show this at the bottom.

I am anticipating your next question, but go ahead and ask it. :-)"
Okay, I'm still not buying the story ;-) If you compare tag 9HNXM3J (1950 III) and 24SXM3J (2950 III) they have the same kind of power supplies according to the online original system configuration. PSU is "PE2950 III REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY NO POW" or "PE1950 III REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY NO POW". Neither has been purchased as "ES"


On the 1950 it does state that the PSUs are not power monitoring capable:

% omreport chassis pwrsupplies
...
Individual Power Supply Elements
Index : 0
Status : Ok
Location : PS 1 Status
Type : AC
Maximum Output Wattage : 670 W
Online Status : Presence Detected
Power Monitoring Capable : No

Index : 1
Status : Ok
Location : PS 2 Status
Type : AC
Maximum Output Wattage : 670 W
Online Status : Presence Detected
Power Monitoring Capable : No

While on the 2950 III they are:

% omreport chassis pwrsupplies
...
Individual Power Supply Elements
Index : 0
Status : Ok
Location : PS 1 Status
Type : AC
Maximum Output Wattage : 750 W
Online Status : Presence Detected
Power Monitoring Capable : Yes

Index : 1
Status : Ok
Location : PS 2 Status
Type : AC
Maximum Output Wattage : 750 W
Online Status : Presence Detected
Power Monitoring Capable : Yes


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kajtzu
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RE: PE1950 III and PMBUS

Two 1950 III have the following PSU FRUs

Device : Power Supply 1 (PS 1)
Serial No. : CN1797281O0FK0
Part No. : 0HY105
Revision : A02
Manufacturer : DELL
Manufacture Date : Fri Jan 25 03:24:00 2008

Device : Power Supply 2 (PS 2)
Serial No. : CN1797281O0FK4
Part No. : 0HY105
Revision : A02
Manufacturer : DELL
Manufacture Date : Fri Jan 25 03:31:00 2008

Device : Power Supply 1 (PS 1)
Serial No. : CN1797282G0TWA
Part No. : 0HY105
Revision : A02
Manufacturer : DELL
Manufacture Date : Sun Feb 17 16:17:00 2008

Device : Power Supply 2 (PS 2)
Serial No. : CN1797282G0TWB
Part No. : 0HY105
Revision : A02
Manufacturer : DELL
Manufacture Date : Sun Feb 17 16:17:00 2008


while 2950 III have PSUs built in march, below two examples

Device : Power Supply 1 (PS 1)
Serial No. : CN1629383A003L (and CN1629383A003K)
Part No. : 0C901D
Revision : A00
Manufacturer : DELL
Manufacture Date : Mon Mar 10 12:00:00 2008

Device : Power Supply 2 (PS 2)
Serial No. : CN1629383A003J (and CN1629383A003M)
Part No. : 0C901D
Revision : A00
Manufacturer : DELL
Manufacture Date : Mon Mar 10 12:00:00 2008


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RE: PE1950 III and PMBUS

Haven't forgotten about you, lots of internal communication happening. Someone is looking at your specific config right now, but best guess is that your orders were part of a "deviation" on the manufacturing line. We have multiple suppliers for parts and instead of not shipping the systems, some were built with the HE supplies even though the customers did not order them or specify them in the build.

The "REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY NO POW" is supposed to be the regular redundant supply WITHOUT power monitoring capability.

I'll let you know more as I get it, or they might chime in directly on this thread.

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kajtzu
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RE: PE1950 III and PMBUS

Hi,


Appreciate it Smiley Happy
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