By Owen Allen on Nov 21, 2013
Keeping energy costs down is an ongoing challenge in any datacenter. Knowing how much energy each of your systems consumes, and how much they each cost to run, is an important piece of data.
Well, Ops Center can provide this data - it can give you data about the energy consumption of monitored servers, and about how much that energy costs.
The first step in getting this working (apart from discovering the server assets) is providing the cost of energy per kilowatt-hour in your datacenter, which you do using the Edit Energy Cost wizard in the Administration section.
Once Ops Center has that bit of data, it can give you detailed information about how much each server costs to run. You can select an asset and click the Energy tab to view the system's power consumption, power policy, and total cost for one day, or click the Charts tab and see the system's power consumption over time.