Dell EMC provides the capability to manage your PowerEdge servers power management through comprehensive power manager consoles' integration with Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) embedded in 12th, 13th and 14th generation PowerEdge servers.
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.
OpenManager Power Center (OMPC) is the legacy management console that provides visibility over power consumption, anomalies, and utilization through fine-grained instrumentation.
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.
Use of Dell OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager is included in the OpenManage Enterprise Advanced License. Advanced features of Power Manager are dependant 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.
|OpenManage Enterprise Advanced License||iDRAC Basic||iDRAC Express||iDRAC Enterprise||Monitoring of devices and groups||Management of devices and groups|
|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 VRTX||CMC Express||Yes||No||Yes|
|PowerEdge VRTX||CMC Enterprise||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Power Manager is an extension for the Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise (minimum version 3.2). To download and install this extension:
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 OpenManage Power Center is free to download, install and use except for power capping multiple servers on a 1 : 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. Please 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.
|529-BBER||OMPC Policy and Budgeting, 14G|
|Trial SKU||SKU Description|
|529-BBES||OpenManage Power Center Policy and Budgeting Trial|
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 Enteprise 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)
OpenManage Power Center: Capacity Planning - Youtube Video:OpenManage Power Center: Capacity Planning
OpenManage Power Center: Placement Suggestion - Youtube Video:OpenManage Power Center: Placement Suggestion
OpenManage Power Center: Optimizing Rack Provisioning and Capacity - Youtube Video:OpenManage Power Center: Optimizing Rack Provisioning and Capacity
OMPC 3.0: Importing Power Cap Licenses - Youtube Video:OMPC 3.0: Importing Power Cap Licenses
OMPC 3.0: Reporting - Comparison Reports - Youtube Video:OMPC 3.0: Reporting - Comparison Reports
OMPC 3.0: Power And Rack Utilization - Youtube Video:OMPC 3.0: Power And Rack Utilization
OpenManage Power Center - Comparison - Youtube Video:OpenManage Power Center - Comparison
Features overview - Youtube Video:Features overview
Article ID: SLN312413
Last Date Modified: 08/20/2019 02:06 PM
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