Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager and Power Center

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 a 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 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

    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. OMPC is not planned for additional functionality and will only support up to Dell EMC 14th Generation PowerEdge servers.

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 Enteprise 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 pre-defined policies that maximize the uptime of business-critical applications by reducing non-critical 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 Enteprise 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
  • Easy access to Device/ Groups summary, events, policies and power/thermal threshold settings
  • Reports:
    • Reporting "stranded power" in the data center
    • Pre-defined reports templates to easily 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 Enteprise Power Manager

Licensing for Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

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.

Power Manager features for PowerEdge servers
OpenManage Enterprise Advanced License iDRAC Basic iDRAC Express iDRAC Enterprise Monitoring of devices and groups Management of devices and groups
No Yes No No No No
No No Yes No No No
No No No Yes No No
Yes Yes No No No No
Yes No Yes No Yes No
Yes 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 Enteprise Power Manager

Download and install for Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Power Manager is an extension for the Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise (minimum version 3.2). To download and install this extension:

  1. Connectivity to the Power Manager extension
    • Online: Ensure connectivity to the downloads.dell.com portal from OpenManage Enterprise
    • Offline: 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 dispaleyd.
  5. Review and ensure that you meet the list of prerequisites that are mentioned in the Prerequisite section.
  6. 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.


Dell EMC OpenManage Enteprise Power Manager

Documentation for Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

  • OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager Manuals & documents
  • OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager User's Guide PDF | HTML
  • OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager RESTful API Guide version 1.0 PDF | HTML
  • OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager Release Notes PDF | HTML

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 Enteprise 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 pre-defined policies that maximize the uptime of business critical applications by reducing non-critical 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
    • Assist 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 on the 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 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.

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 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)


Documentation


Whitepapers


Videos

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: 07/18/2019 06:02 PM


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