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Optimizing Datacenter efficiency with Dell OpenManage Power Center (OMPC) v.3.2

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With significant, ongoing increase in data center workloads, the demands on IT managers to improve their operating efficiency marches on. To support growing workloads, maintaining an ongoing practice of maximizing server density within your existing data center footprint and fully utilizing the power and cooling available in existing servers are effective approaches to getting the most out of your data center. Server power management isn’t new. In a recent survey of data center administrators conducted by Dell, over half of IT administrators are already using some kind of power management solution.

In order to pursue the twin goals of increased density and power utilization, it’s important to utilize tools that provide extensive control and rapid, accurate monitoring of server power and thermal characteristics. With that in mind, consider that Dell OMPC is a powerful and practical tool designed to actively monitor, optimize, and control server power utilization and thermal limits. In addition to managing Dell PowerEdge servers, OMPC is also able to monitor third-party devices. With the most recent release of OMPC, version 3.2, support has been added for the latest generation of Dell PowerEdge servers, report templates have been enhanced, and this console now supports up to 6,000 devices.

OMPC overview

Power Center is a powerful tool that instruments the datacenter and can support power management, static and dynamic power and thermal policies that include prioritization of server workload, collection and comparison of thermal and power information. OMPC was built to monitor both Dell and non-Dell servers and other devices in the datacenter. In addition, the most recent version, v3.2, supports pre-defined templates to create, customize, run and export reports – so you can manage and compare to previous reports and manage your way through tasks, with results that can be filtered to make them most relevant to the task at hand. OMPC supports multiple generations of Dell servers, giving customers full control over their current and future PowerEdge servers’ power consumption, utilization, and thermal profile through tight integration with the fine-grained instrumentation and embedded intelligence in each server’s integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC). This enables better visibility, improved control, greater rack density, faster power-capping, and greater accuracy, all of which leads to better decision-making for data center operators.

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