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Support for Dell OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Summary: Dell Technologies provides the capability to manage your PowerEdge servers power management through OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager. Power Manager lets you view, measure, andSee more

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Dell OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Dell Technolgies support for server power management

Server power management is a key component of Dell 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 Technologies 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 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 OpenManage Enterprise, this extension is a vital piece of the OpenManage portfolio and provides seamless integration.

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

Dell OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Benefits of 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
  • Identify idle servers to repurpose or remove
  • 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
  • View CO2 emissions report as it releates to PowerEdge server usage
 
 

Dell OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager Power Usage

Features of 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 OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Enhancements to OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Dell Technologies is constantly improving OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager.

New in OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager 3.0

  • Manage Virtual Machine and groups
    • Create, edit, and delete virtual machine (VM) groups.
    • View power, virtual machine energy, total facility energy, overhead energy, and associated cost of VMs and VM groups.
    • Added integrated and custom reports for VM groups.
    • View information about power and vCPU usage of VMs associated with a device.
  • Manage Power Manager devices and groups
    • Added support for new devices.
    • View the IT equipment energy, total facility energy, overhead energy, associated cost, and carbon emission of devices and groups.
    • Added integrated and custom reports for VMs associated with devices. See View and download reports.
    • Added an ASHRAE specification of class H1.
    • Automatically create physical hierarchy for unplaced devices based on device location information configured in the device.
    • Update the device location in the device console as per the data in Power Manager.
    • Generate alerts for devices and groups when power consumption approaches the power cap.
    • Stagger power on of devices when EPR is disabled.
    • Enable force shutdown of devices while enabling EPR.
    • View the greenhouse gas carbon emissions for servers, chassis, static groups, and physical groups.
    • View new metrics of PowerEdge servers.
    • Identify idle servers in Power Manager.
    • Analyze and compare the server utilization metrics—CPU, I/O, memory bandwidth, and system usage.
    • Added support for Liquid Cooling System (LCS) Event-triggered EPR.

See OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager Documentation for the latest User's Guide and Release Notes for the complete list of enhancements as well as limitations, fixed issues and known issues.

  • Support for monitoring Power Distribution Unit (PDU) devices.
  • Support for monitoring Virtual Machines (VM) that are hosted on hypervisors that have been discovered in OpenManage Enterprise and added to Power Manager.
  • Power Manager: Virtual Machine Performance Report integrated to view VM details monitored in Power Manager.
  • Support for monitoring 8000 devices that include servers, PDUs, virtual machines, and 500 groups (static and physical).
  • Support for Scope-Based Access Control (SBAC) feature enhancing security.
  • Support for communicating with servers to collect data through Redfish telemetry protocol.
  • Support for creating physical groups by importing a CSV file.

See OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager 2.0 Release Notes for the complete list of enhancements, limitations, fixed issues, and known issues.

  • 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.

See 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 OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Use of 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 Portfolio Software Licensing Guide provides additional information for licensing options for your organization.

A 90-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, Enterprise or Data Center licenses. Learn more and download >

OpenManage Enterprise Advanced license SKU
SKU Description
528-BJEW APOS Legacy Platforms
528-BIYY POS Current and future platforms
528-BIYX APOS Current and future platforms
528-BJEV APOS Upgrade from server config license Legacy Platforms
528-BIYW APOS Upgrade from server config license Current and future platforms
Power Manager features for PowerEdge servers
OpenManage Enterprise Advanced or Advanced+ license iDRAC Basic iDRAC Express iDRAC Enterprise iDRAC Data Center Monitoring of devices and groups Management of devices and groups
Added Added Not added Not added Not added No No
Added Not added Added Not added Not added Yes No
Added Not added Not added Added Not added Yes Yes
Added Not added Not added Not added Added Yes Yes
OpenManage Enterprise Advanced license SKU
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 N/A Yes Yes Yes
PowerEdge MX7000 N/A Yes Yes Yes
PowerEdge VRTX CMC Express Yes No Yes
PowerEdge VRTX CMC Enterprise Yes Yes Yes
 
 

Dell OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Download and install for OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Power Manager 3.0 is a plug-in for the OpenManage Enterprise (minimum version 3.9). To download and install or upgrade this extension:

Ensure use of OpenManage Enterprise version 3.9 or newer.
  1. Connectivity to the Power Manager plug-in
    • Online repository: Ensure connectivity to the downloads.dell.com portal from OpenManage Enterprise
    • Offline repository: Download the Power Manager plugin files and extract to your offline repository
  2. Launch OpenManage Enterprise
  3. In Applications Settings, click Console and Plugins. The Console and Plugin page is displayed.
  4. In Power Manager section, click Install. The Install plugin page is displayed.
  5. Select the plug-in version from the Available Version drop-down menu that supported on the installed version of OpenManage Enterprise. Review the list of prerequisites.
  6. Click Download plugin. The plugin is downloaded, and the status of the plugin is updated to Downloaded on the Console and Plugins page.
  7. In Install Details page, click Install plug-in.
  8. Review the agreement and then click Accept option.
  9. 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 the I agree that I have captured a snapshot of the OpenManage Enterprise appliance prior to performing a plugin action. option, and then click Confirm Install.
  • To instantly view the latest list of devices and groups that are part of Power Manager as a result of any license changes made on the target devices, click Run Inventory in OpenManage Enterprise, and then click the Refresh Power Manager capabilities option on the Power Manager Devices page.
  • View the count of overall power-capable devices from the Power Manager Devices Statistics section of the OpenManage Enterprise dashboard.
Ensure use of OpenManage Enterprise version 3.9 or newer.
To upgrade Power Manager, perform the following steps:
  1. Launch OpenManage Enterprise, and click Application Settings > Console and Plugins. The Console and Plugins tab is displayed.
  2. In the Power Manager section, click Update Available. The Update Plugin page is displayed.
  3. To view the updates for this version, click the Release Notes link. The support page is displayed.
  4. To download the update, click Download Plugin. The Enable plugin during update option is selected by default. If you want to disable the plugin post upgrade, clear the Enable plugin during update option. The plugin is downloaded, and the status of the download is displayed on a green color band.
  5. To update Power Manager, click Update Plugin.
  6. In the End User License Agreement window, review and click the Accept option.
  7. 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 the I agree that I have captured a snapshot of the OpenManage Enterprise appliance prior to performing a plugin action. option, and then click Confirm Install.
To view the list of devices and groups that are Redfish capable, click Run Inventory in OpenManage Enterprise, and then click the Refresh Power Manager capabilities option on the Power Manager Devices page.
 

Resources for 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 OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager Documentation for the latest documentation.

White Papers

Data Center Carbon Usage


May 2022
16 page white paper
This white paper provides guidance to measure the data center’s carbon usage based on energy consumed during operations. Emissions measurement is crucial to meet data center sustainability goals.

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Importing Physical Groups and Device Association from a CSV file


October 2020
13 page white paper
Use this white paper to import your existing device groups into OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager as physical groups to replicate the devices and their locations in your data center and, leading to an effective rack management system.

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Installation Guide for OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager


September 2020
34 page white paper
This technical white paper provides guidance for setting up Power Manager for the first-time with details on how to install it on OpenManage Enterprise and setting up Power Manager to kick start power monitoring and management for a data center.

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Using OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager for Chargeback


September 2020
17 page white paper
This technical white paper provides information about the best practices that you can follow using Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager Plugin 1.2 to optimize the usage of Dell EMC servers and chassis for power cost reduction and efficient budget.

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Overall Best Practices for OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager


September 2020
23 page white paper
This technical white paper provides information on the overall best practices for the usage of OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager plugin.

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Usage of Reports in Data Center through Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager


August 2020
19 page white paper
This technical white paper provides information on the overall best practices for the usage of OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager plugin.

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Emergency Power Reduction (EPR) feature with OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager


August 2020
38 page white paper
This white paper provides an overview about the effective utilization of Emergency Power Reduction feature in a datacenter environment with OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager.

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Static Power and Temperature-Triggered Policies with OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager


August 2020
37 page white paper
This white paper provides an overview about the effective utilization of Power and Temperature-Triggered Policies in a datacenter environment with OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager.

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Best practices for Alert Management using OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager


September 2019
22 page white paper
This technical white paper describes the process of configuring and following some best practices of using the Alerts features in OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager version 1.0 to manage the data center better by leveraging the power monitoring and management capabilities.

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Videos

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Reporting capabilities of OpenManage Enterprise with Power Manager.

October 2019

Cause

Dell

Resolution

Dell Technologies

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Affected Product

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

Product

OpenManage Power Center, Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise

Last Published Date

20 Sep 2022

Version

15

Article Type

Solution