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yunardi
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power usage of HP itanium server

Hi all,

Previously I have RP8400/7410, currently in iddle condition after a migration, and I'm just realize in the iddle condition it's consume more than 3000 VA.
It's shown using MP>CM>PS
HW status for rp8400 cabinet : NO FAILURE DETECTED
Total Power Available 5000 VA
Total Power Needed 3246 VA
Power Redundancy : redundant
Power Viability : viable

I just want to ask, how to find the current power consuption/ power usage of itanium server. I have RX7640, RX6600 and RX3600. I can't find the menu from MP>CM.

It's very important now as our datacenter have very limited power supply, but we still want to use these old server for testing / development purpose, I'll compare it with those new generation server. Which one better, buy new one or using the old but pay more for power :)

Thanks,
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Viveki
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Re: power usage of HP itanium server

Hi Eko,

The command PS is available gor all theses servers as well.

MP>CM>PS will give you the outputs. Didn't you try this in the servers?

Also please note that the power consumption will vary time to time and system to system according to the configuration and load.
Torsten.
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Re: power usage of HP itanium server

Yes, the "PS" command will give you that.

Example (rx6600):

MP:CM> ps


PS

For System Processor Status see the SS command.

System Power state: On

System Power usage: 546 Watts

Temperature : Normal
...





from a rx8620 (should be similar to yours)

PS -> select cabinet

...


Total Power Available 6000 VA

Total Power Needed 4172 VA

Power Redundancy : redundant

Power Viability : viable

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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yunardi
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Re: power usage of HP itanium server

Yes, it's should be same with RP76/84, but it's shown diferent information in RX6600 and RX3600.

It's only displaying power status, not power consumption.


[srmprd-mp] MP:CM> ps


PS
For System Processor Status see the SS command.

System Power state: On
Temperature : Normal

Power supplies State
-----------------------------------------------------------
Power Supply 0 Normal
Power Supply 1 Normal

Fans State
-----------------------------------------------------------
System Fan 1 Normal
System Fan 2 Normal
System Fan 3 Normal
System Fan 4 Normal
System Fan 5 Normal
System Fan 6 Normal
Torsten.
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Re: power usage of HP itanium server

From a rx3600:

MP:CM> ps


PS

For System Processor Status see the SS command.

System Power state: On

System Power usage: 364 Watts

Temperature : Normal

...




I would check if the firmware is up-to-date.


MP:CM> sysrev

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Viveki
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Re: power usage of HP itanium server

Hi,

The system might has a lower MP FW. In my system I can see

PS

For System Processor Status see the SS command.

System Power state: Off
System Power usage: 42 Watts used in Auxiliary Mode

Temperature : Normal

Power supplies State

-----------------------------------------------------------

Power Supply 0 Normal l
Power Supply 1 Normal
Fans State
-------------

System Fan 1 Normal
System Fan 2 Normal
System Fan 3 Normal
System Fan 4 Normal
System Fan 5 Normal
System Fan 6 Normal

The system fw revisions I have

sysrev


SYSREV


Current firmware revisions



MP FW : F.02.17
BMC FW : 05.21
EFI FW : ROM A 07.12, ROM B 07.12
System FW : ROM A 04.03, ROM B 04.03, Boot ROM A
PDH FW : 50.07
DHPC FW : 01.23
UCIO FW : 03.0b
PRS FW : 00.08 UpSeqRev: 0c, DownSeqRev: 08
HFC FW : 00.04 SetRev: 0
yunardi
Frequent Advisor

Re: power usage of HP itanium server

hmmm... its strange ss also doesn't show the power usage.

srmqa:/>model
ia64 hp server rx3600

[mp-srmqa] MP:CM> ss


SS

System Processor Status:

Monarch Processor: 0

Processor Module 0: Installed and Configured
Processor Module 1: Installed and Configured


[mp-srmqa] MP:CM> sysrev

SYSREV

Current firmware revisions

MP FW : F.01.58
BMC FW : 05.14
EFI FW : ROM A 05.66, ROM B 05.66
System FW : ROM A 02.03, ROM B 02.03, Boot ROM A
PDH FW : 50.04
DHPC FW : 01.23
UCIO FW : 03.0a
PRS FW : 00.08 UpSeqRev: 0c, DownSeqRev: 08
HFC FW : 00.03 SetRev: 00


May be you both right, my FW is not up to date. But for firmware update do I need to restart MP only or restart the server.
Torsten.
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Re: power usage of HP itanium server

Your firmware is from 2007 - much too old.

Get the new firmware (either patch, ISO or EFI file), restart the server, update and boot again.



http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3257032&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3257031&swLang=13&taskId=135&swEnvOID=54#2927

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Steve Reece_3
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Re: power usage of HP itanium server

If you have a local friendly electrician, they should be able to put a clamp meter round the cable(s) and tell you what the systems are pulling off the mains.

This could be easier in the long run, rather than mucking about upgrading firmware only to decide that the beasties draw too much power anyway.

Doesn't get the data from within the system console, but gives a result.

Steve
Torsten.
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Re: power usage of HP itanium server

I would upgrade the firmware because of the fixes anyway ...

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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