Support for Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager and Power Center


Support for Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager and Power Center


Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Dell EMC support for server power management

Server power management is a key component of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers. Server power management includes:
  • Measure power usage and thermal health
  • Mitigate risks from power and cooling events
  • Utilize capacity
  • Set policy-based controls

Dell EMC enhances your visibility into server power consumption and control utilization through the console’s integration with the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) embedded in Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.

  • OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

    OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager is the next generation of server power management. Power Manager lets you view, measure, and control server power consumption and increase your infrastructure’s performance. As an extension to Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise, this extension is a vital piece of the OpenManage portfolio and provides seamless integration.

  • OpenManage Power Center

    OpenManager Power Center (OMPC) is the legacy management console that provides visibility over power consumption, anomalies, and utilization through fine-grained instrumentation.

    Note: OpenManage Power Center is replaced by OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager. Additional functionality will not be added to OMPC.

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager provides increased visibility over power consumption, anomalies, and utilization through fine-grained instrumentation. This enables increased control, improved rack density, faster response times, greater accuracy, and broader decision-making intelligence than would otherwise be possible. Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager is an extension to Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise. This plugin is a vital piece of the OpenManage portfolio and provides seamless integration. You can access power information with Power Manager plugin interface or through a widget on the OpenManage Enterprise dashboard.


Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Benefits of Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

  • Measure energy consumed by IT equipment at a server, rack, row, or room level
  • Mitigate Risk by reducing power consumption per predefined policies that maximize the uptime of business-critical applications by reducing noncritical consumption
  • Increase data center density by identifying racks with equipment not using the power capacity that has been wired into it.
  • Reports containing CPU usage and power consumption that can be used for:
    • Chargeback
    • Workload balancing based on power consumption
    • Identifying rack space for server installations
  • To set power caps individually server or in groups of servers

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Features of Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

  • View real-time system airflow history of PowerEdge servers
  • View, analyze, and report the Subsystem power and Compute Usage Per Second (CUPS) values
  • Access to Device/Groups summary, events, policies, and power and thermal threshold settings
  • Reports:
    • Reporting "stranded power" in the data center
    • Predefined reports templates to create, run, and export reports
    • REST API support for reports
    • Identifying rack space for server installations
  • Manage remote devices and control power spikes during power-on operation
  • Configurable chassis inventory schedule and immediate execution on need basis

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Enhancements to Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Dell EMC is constantly improving OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager.

New in OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager 1.2

  • The Rack View feature utilizes the iDataVisualizationLab/HPCC open-source library. For more details on the license agreement, read more >
  • Support for creating and maintaining physical groups to replicate the data center structure.
  • Support for rack view to visualize the physical groups.
  • Support for airflow metric for static and physical groups.
  • Support for defining the device size in a rack.
  • Support for adding device details for rack management.
  • In-built and custom power and space headroom reports for physical groups.
  • Support for adding unmonitored devices in Power Manager.
  • View power and space headroom.
  • View top 10 underutilized racks for power and space consumption.

Refer to the OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager 1.2 Release Notes for the complete list of enhancements, limitations, fixed issues, and known issues.

  • Power Manager can now support devices up to 6000.
  • Disabled incompatible version of Power Manager after upgrading OpenManage Enterprise.
  • Flexibility to download the Power Manager files and install the extension at a convenient time.
  • Sort and filter information for all the features in Power Manager.
  • Support for configuring the power cap value in Watts or percentage at a group level.
  • Dedicated landing page for Power Manager.
  • Improvements in widgets for better user experience.
  • Support for creating and maintain temperature-triggered policies to prevent damage to managed devices due to overheating caused by failure of cooling infrastructure by applying Emergency Power Reduction (EPR) on the devices.
  • Added support to view temperature-triggered policy details in existing in-built reports.
  • View the top 10 devices and groups violating power and temperature thresholds.
  • Support for Dell EMC VxRail systems.
  • Support for PowerEdge servers with AMD processors with iDRAC version 4.10.10.10 onwards.
  • Support for iDRAC Datacenter license.

Refer to the OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager 1.1 Release Notes for the complete list of enhancements, limitations, fixed issues, and known issues.

  • Initial release of Power Manager.
  • Monitor power and thermal metrics for the supported devices and preserve data up to an year.
  • Create and maintain power policies that enable you to set a power cap on the power consumption of the devices or devices that are part of a group using the Policies feature.
  • Throttle down the power consumption or shut down the devices and devices that are part of a group during an emergency using Emergency Power Reduction (EPR) feature.
  • Create threshold limits for power and temperature specifying warning and critical limits for devices and groups using the Alert Threshold feature.
  • Generate predefined or custom reports to view power and thermal consumption of the devices and devices that are part of a group using Reports feature.
  • Addition to Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise dashboard to have quick access to Power Manager devices and groups.

Refer to the OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager 1.0 Release Notes for the complete list of enhancements, limitations, fixed issues, and known issues.


Licensing for Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Use of Dell OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager is included with the OpenManage Enterprise Advanced License. Advanced features of Power Manager are dependent on the server's iDRAC and/or modular enclosure license. Advanced licenses are available at server point of sale (POS) and after point of sale (APOS) utilizing these SKUs. The OpenManage Enterprise Software Licensing Guide provides additional information for licensing options for your organization.

A 30-day evaluation OpenManage Enterprise Advanced trial license is available which includes Power Manager to fully test and experience all the features. This trial license is limited to work with iDRAC9 Express or Enterprise licenses only. Learn more and download >

Power Manager features for PowerEdge servers
OpenManage Enterprise Advanced License iDRAC Basic iDRAC Express iDRAC Enterprise iDRAC Data Center Monitoring of devices and groups Management of devices and groups
No Yes No No No No No
No No Yes No No No No
No No No Yes No No No
No No No No Yes No No
Yes Yes No No No No No
Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes
Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes
Power Manager features for PowerEdge modular enclosures
Modular enclosure model Modular License Monitoring Power policy Emergency Power Reduction (EPR)
PowerEdge FX2 or FX2s CMC Express Yes No Yes
PowerEdge FX2 or FX2s CMC Enterprise Yes Yes Yes
PowerEdge M1000e NA Yes Yes Yes
PowerEdge MX7000 NA Yes Yes Yes
PowerEdge VRTX CMC Express Yes No Yes
PowerEdge VRTX CMC Enterprise Yes Yes Yes

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Download and install for Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Power Manager 1.2 is an extension for the Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise (minimum version 3.4). To download and install or upgrade this extension:

Ensure user of Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise version 3.4 or newer.
  1. Connectivity to the Power Manager extension
    • Online repository: Ensure connectivity to the downloads.dell.com portal from OpenManage Enterprise
    • Offline repository: Download the Power Manager extension files and extract to your offline repository
  2. Launch Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise
  3. In Applications Settings, click Console and Extensions. The console and Extension page is displayed.
  4. In Power Manager section, click More Actions > Install. The Install Extension window is displayed.
  5. Click Download Extension. The extension is downloaded, and the status of the download is displayed on a green color band at the top-right corner.
  6. Review and ensure that you meet the list of prerequisites that are mentioned in the Prerequisite section.
  7. In Install Details, select the required version of Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager from the Version(s) drop-down menu, and then click Install Extension. The details of the number of users who are logged in to OpenManage Enterprise, tasks in progress, and schedule jobs are displayed in the confirmation window. To confirm the installation, select I agree that I have captured the snapshot of the OM Enterprise appliance prior to the upgrade option, and then click Confirm Install. The status of installation is displayed.
Ensure use of OpenManage Enterprise version 3.4 or newer.
To upgrade to Power Manager version 1.2 from Power Manager version 1.1, do the following:
The settings that are configured in older version of Power Manager are retained in latest version of Power Manager.
  1. Click the Refresh the Check for Updates option on the Console and Extensions page. To go to the Console and Extensions page, in OpenManage Enterprise, click Application Settings > Console and Extensions. Power Manager version 1.2 is now available for update.
  2. Upgrade to Power Manager version 1.2.
To upgrade to Power Manager version 1.2 from Power Manager version 1.0, do the following:
The settings that are configured in older version of Power Manager are retained in latest version of Power Manager.
  1. Upgrade OpenManage Enterprise versions 3.2.1 or 3.3.1 to OpenManage Enterprise version 3.4 according to OpenManage Enterprise upgrade instructions.
  2. Click the Refresh the Check for Updates option on the Console and Extensions page. To go to the Console and Extensions page, in OpenManage Enterprise, click Application Settings > Console and Extensions. Power Manager version 1.2 is now available for update.
  3. Upgrade to Power Manager version 1.2.

Resources for Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Community

Engage in the OpenManage Systems Management community to find:

  • Boards to post questions and answers
  • Blogs to read and comment on articles
  • Idea exchanges to improve products and vote for ideas that other community members have posted
  • And more....

Documentation

Refer to Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager Documentation for the latest documentation.

Videos

Identify zombies with OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Identify servers that are drawing high power and perform low compute by analyzing a server's power and compute metric history.

October 2019

Adding the Power Manager extension for OpenManage Enterprise

OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

How to add the Power Manager extension for OpenManage Enterprise and verify successful installation.

October 2019

Report power in OpenManage Enterprise with Power Manager

OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Reporting capabilities of OpenManage Enterprise with Power Manager.

October 2019

Setting Alerts and Thresholds in OpenManage Enterprise with Power Manager

OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Setting thresholds in OpenManage Enterprise with Power Manager for power usage to trigger alerts.

October 2019

Policy creation in OpenManage Enterprise with Power Manager

OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Creating power policies in OpenManage Enterprise with Power Manager.

October 2019

Configuring OpenManage Enterprise with Power Manager settings

OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Customizing OpenManage Enterprise with Power Manager settings and sampling.

October 2019

Dell EMC OpenManage Power Center (OMPC) management console provides increased visibility over power consumption, anomalies, and utilization through fine-grained instrumentation. This enables increased control, improved rack density, faster response times, greater accuracy, and broader decision-making intelligence than would otherwise be possible. When used with a 12th, 13th, or 14th-generation PowerEdge server with an iDRAC Enterprise license on a system with an Intel chipset, OMPC leverages Intel Node Manager technology for platform-level power reporting and capping of Intel chipsets. Power Center then communicates with the Dell iDRAC on each managed server to provide node, rack, row, or data-center level aggregation of power-management data, as well as execution of control policy - making it easy for IT professionals to identify areas to gain efficiencies and cut wasteful costs.

The latest version of OMPC is 4.1.

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Center

Key Benefits of Dell OpenManage Power Center

  • Measure energy consumed by IT equipment at a server, rack, row, or room level
  • Mitigate risk by reducing power consumption per a predefined policies that maximize the uptime of business critical applications by reducing noncritical consumption
  • Increase data center density by identifying racks with equipment not using the power capacity that has been wired into it.
  • Reports containing CPU usage and power consumption that can be used for:
    • Chargeback – physical and VM
    • Workload balancing based on power consumption
    • Identifying rack space for server installations
When used with Dell PowerEdge servers with an iDRAC Enterprise license, these additional features are available:
  • Enable oversubscribed power supply configurations
  • Customers can set power caps individually or in groups
  • Millisecond fast power capping before tripping a circuit breaker (additional license required for 13th generation Dell servers)

Features in OMPC

  • Hardware Support for additional 14G PowerEdge Platforms (OMPC version 4.1)
  • Reporting of power consumption by individual VMs
  • iDRAC RESTful API based on Redfish protocol
  • Customized Dashboard
  • Policy to reduce power upon reaching thermal threshold
  • Group power calculation based on the PDU
  • Analysis and Planning Features:
    • Analyze the server power characteristics per server model for future expansion
    • Help in capacity expansion and placement suggestions.
    • Identify the underutilized servers in the data center based on power consumption pattern.
    • Identify the potential cooling concerns in the data center.
  • View real-time system airflow history of the 13th and 14th generation of PowerEdge servers.
  • View, analyze, and report the Subsystem power and Compute Usage Per Second (CUPS) values
    • CPU and Memory Subsystem power consumption (Dell PowerEdge 12G onwards)
    • CPU Utilization (Dell PowerEdge 13G Onwards)
    • Memory bandwidth utilization (Dell PowerEdge 13G Onwards)
    • I/O bandwidth utilization (Dell PowerEdge 13G Onwards)
  • Power Monitoring of non-Dell servers with a customer purchased license. (For more information about supported models, refer to user guide)

Licensing for OpenManage Power Center

Dell OpenManage Power Center is free to download, install, and use except for power capping multiple servers on a one to many basis from the OMPC console. To enable this feature requires importing the below license to OMPC, once this license is imported to OMPC, that functionality becomes active. Note, The Power Policy/Capping and Budgeting requires servers with iDRAC Enterprise licenses installed. To order an add-on license for Power Capping, contact Dell sales.

SKU Description
529-BBER OMPC Policy and Budgeting, 14G
For a 90 day, 5-managed-node evaluation license, ask for this SKU:
Trial SKU SKU Description
529-BBES OpenManage Power Center Policy and Budgeting Trial

Download and Install of OpenManage Power Center

Download the OpenManage Power Center Windows and Linux installation files and install on most versions of Microsoft Windows Server, Windows 8 & 10 client, RedHat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating systems. Specific information for hardware and software support can be found in this section of the User's Guide.

To test Dell iDRAC, Modular enclosure and PDU/UPS connectivity from your management station, you can use the Dell Troubleshooting Tool (supported on Microsoft Windows OS)


Documentation


Whitepapers


Videos

OpenManage Power Center: Capacity Planning

OpenManage Power Center: Placement Suggestion

OpenManage Power Center: Optimizing Rack Provisioning and Capacity

OMPC 3.0: Importing Power Cap Licenses

OMPC 3.0: Reporting - Comparison Reports

OMPC 3.0: Power And Rack Utilization

OpenManage Power Center - Comparison

Features overview





Article ID: SLN312413

Last Date Modified: 07/07/2020 05:00 PM

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