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ThinkServer Smart Grid Power Management

ThinkServer Smart Grid provides data center power management solutions for enterprises with complex needs. Based on Intel® Data Center Manager (DCM) technology, Smart Grid delivers policy-based power management controls and sophisticated monitoring. When you need a solution that addresses dozens — even hundreds — of servers, ThinkServer Smart Grid is the answer; Smart Grid can manage up to 1,000 servers, both Lenovo ThinkServer systems and other servers alike.

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Lab Test Results
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Scenarios Best Served by Lenovo Smart Grid power management technology

  • Older data centers maxed out on power capacity
  • Systems that currently require a separate infrastructure of IP-based intelligent power strips
  • Inability to track actual server power consumption, with propensity toward over-provisioning to maintain reserve margins
  • Idling servers that consume 50% of peak power at low load levels
  • Lack of an integrated view of your server pools

ThinkServer Smart Grid Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
Server discovery & grouping Identifies ThinkServers and groups them automatically for reporting, monitoring, and controlling
Power monitoring Monitors real-time power data aggregated by user-defined parameters, including rack, row, room, and physical or logical groups
Alerts based on custom power events
Power trending & reporting Saves one year of data history for capacity planning
Enables reporting on power consumption trends for day/week/month, by server and by group
Reports on power saving by server and by group
Power control Enables establishment of intelligent group policy
Supports multiple concurrent active power policy types at multiple hierarchy levels
Accepts workload priority as policy directive
Allows scheduling of policies including power capping, by time of day and/or day of week
Maintains group power capping while dynamically adapting to changing server loads
ThinkServer Smart Grid
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Drivers & Software
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