[CentOS] Monitoring power consumption

Wed Apr 13 15:37:16 UTC 2011
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Wed, 13 Apr 2011, Kai Schaetzl wrote:

> I'm not aware of an IPMI command that shows current power consumption.

That entirely depends on the system as far as I'm aware.

Dell R610 will give you this information from "ipmitool sdr":

Current 1        | 0.28 Amps         | ok
Current 2        | 0.28 Amps         | ok
Voltage 1        | 240 Volts         | ok
Voltage 2        | 238 Volts         | ok
System Level     | 126 Watts         | ok

So that's per-PSU volts and amps, and a combined power figure.

Not quite as nice as what you can get out of the dell specific tools, as it'll
then return you peaks and total power consumption since a point in time.