To chart data center PUE, DCIE, ManageEngine integrates Intel's DCIM plug-in

Oct. 23, 2014
ManageEngine's real-time, continuous energy monitoring system now works in tandem with Intel's DCIM visualization tools.

IT and data center energy management technology specialist ManageEngine announced that it has integrated Intel's DCM Energy Management plug-in with its RackBuilder Plus 3D visual modeling software for data centers. The new plug-in leverages Intel's data center infrastructure management (DCIM) technology to let system admins know the power usage and temperature of their data center floors, racks and devices.

According to ManageEngine, the Intel DCM Energy Management plug-in empowers RackBuilder Plus to aggregate all the power usage data and calculate the power usage effectiveness (PUE) and data center infrastructure efficiency (DCIE) of a data center floor. Those metrics help admins understand the efficiency of their power for computing and understand how much power is wasted on cooling.

"Our partnership with Intel brings together leading-edge capabilities in energy monitoring and DCIM visualization," says Dev Anand, director of product management at ManageEngine. "Intel’s energy manager is now available as a plug-in for our RackBuilder Plus to help admins get the heat map view of their racks, apply power capping over energy-intensive equipment, measure and report on energy metrics such as PUE and conduct energy audits periodically."

As charcterized by a ManageEngine press statement, the new Intel DCM Energy Management plug-in monitors the power and temperature of the data center devices via various protocols such as iDRAC, IPMI, DCMI and SNMP. The plug-in helps admins monitor the power consumption and temperature of each device. RackBuilder Plus collects this data and provides actionable information on the power consumption and temperature for the data center floor, the individual racks and the individual devices.

RackBuilder Plus is built on OpManager, ManageEngine’s highly scalable, data center infrastructure management software that can monitor 50,000 devices or 1 million interfaces from a single server. For deeper data center visibility and management, data center admins can convert RackBuilder Plus into OpManager with a simple license key change and gain network management, physical and virtual server monitoring, fault management, workflow automation, asset management and more.

"While Intel DCM simplifies data center energy operations by providing a single solution that covers all the different server OEM protocols and proprietary techniques for power management, Intel’s DCM software stack just makes it easier for data center software and hardware vendors to integrate the DCM capabilities into their offerings," said Jeff Klaus, general manager for Intel DCM Solutions. "We are pleased that ManageEngine customers would now be able to simplify their power management operations with Intel DCM and the RackBuilder offering."

An online demonstration of the Intel DCM Energy Management plug-in is available at ManageEngine is demonstrating its new plug-in along with RackBuilder Plus and OpManager, its data center management software for large enterprises, in booth 124 at Data Center World being held Oct. 19-22, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit

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