Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager is a plugin to the Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise (OME) console and uses fine-grained instrumentation to provide increased visibility to power consumption, system anomalies, and resource utilization on Dell EMC servers. Also, Power Manager supports virtual machine monitoring, and alerts and reports about power and thermal events in servers, chassis, and custom groups consisting of servers and chassis. This reporting enables increased control, faster response times, greater accuracy, and broader decision-making intelligence than is otherwise possible.
When used with PowerEdge servers, modular systems with an iDRAC Enterprise or iDRAC Datacenter license, or supported chassis and OpenManage Enterprise Advanced license, Power Manager leverages information from the OME console to deliver platform-level power reporting. Power Manager then communicates with Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) or Chassis Management Controller (CMC) on each managed device to provide power-management data and execution of control policy—making it easy for administrators to identify areas in which they can gain efficiencies and cut wasteful costs. Also, Power Manager supports monitoring and managing power load on Power Distribution Units (PDUs) by communicating with the PDU firmware.