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Maximizing power visibility and control with OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

As data center professionals, we are often faced with operational efficiency objectives from the business. These objectives become more demanding as the IT infrastructure transforms. At times, the need to maintain and control a reliable, cost-efficient environment can become overwhelming. Fortunately, Dell EMC puts the power in your hands. With the release of the new Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager, you can quickly identify areas to gain efficiencies and reduce costs.

OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager gives you the tools to recognize the power and thermal health of your servers. The intuitive user interface helps you monitor, set alerts, and cap the power within your server infrastructure. Additionally, you can monitor and set alerts for temperature fluctuations. The comprehensive dashboard helps you view, manage, measure, and control server power consumption so you can easily increase infrastructure performance.

The enhanced power management visibility and control provided by OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager is a critical tool in your quest to sustain uninterrupted power in your data center. Power interruptions and downtime are very costly, even detrimental, to your data center. With OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager, you can reduce power related downtime, and deliver a more cost-efficient IT environment.

Centralized control of power, thermal and server lifecycle management

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager is delivered as a plugin to the Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise console. The plugin extends the OpenManage FlexSelect value proposition with a unified dashboard that lets you manage data center power and server lifecycle tasks from the same interface. The Power Manager plugin is included with the OpenManage Enterprise Advanced License. After OpenManage Enterprise is installed, the Power Manager plugin can be easily activated by hitting “Install” on the Consoles and Extensions page of OpenManage Enterprise.

Once the Power Manager plugin is installed, you can view power and thermal status directly from the OpenManage Enterprise interface. You can also view power and thermal alerts on the main OpenManage Enterprise dashboard. Finally, when you enable the plugin, you enable power and thermal reports in the OpenManage Enterprise reports list.

Power and thermal visibility are the first step. OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager also gives you the information you need to make power-saving decisions and the tools you need to control the power in your infrastructure.

Reporting: As infrastructures transform, understanding the power history is important for planning and expansion. Reporting in Power Manager can highlight optimal placement of new servers, energy usage for specific groups, and identification of inefficient servers. Users can download various reports to view key information for optimal decision making.

Emergency Power Reduction (EPR): Many data centers require a comprehensive business continuity plan for unpredictable events. In the event of an urgent situation, Power Manager EPR can reduce power consumption and heat generation. In a few seconds, users can easily invoke EPR and continue server operation with minimal power. Once the disruptive event is resolved, Power Manager allows users to return to previous power levels.

Combined with OpenManage Enterprise, OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager uses an intuitive interface to automate, alert, and create reports that help you maximize resources, lower energy consumption, and prevent outages. Using the data reported with Power Manager, you can identify individual servers and groups of servers, which would benefit from relocation, workload adjustment, and power reduction. With Power Manager in the data center, you have the power to lower power costs, and reduce downtime.

Visit dellemc.com for more information on OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager.

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