IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager (AEM) software, an extension of IBM Systems Director, is an energy management software tool that can help provide a single view of the actual power usage across systems in your infrastructure as opposed to the benchmarked power consumption.
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager can effectively help allocate, match, and cap power and thermal limits in the data center at the system, chassis, or rack level. By enabling these energy management technologies, you can effectively manage your systems while improving your cost of computing.
AEM is part of the enterprise data center strategy and is delivered as part of IBM Systems Director. Active Energy Manager measures, monitors, and manages the energy management components built into IBM servers and provides a cross-platform management solution. It also provides a source of energy management data that can be exploited by Tivoli enterprise solutions. Active Energy Manager also retrieves temperature and power information via wireless sensors and collects alerts, events, and data from certain facility providers related to power and cooling equipment.
Soft power capping
Users can set a lower energy cap value to help enable clients to save energy.
Users can set a power or temperature threshold and be notified when it is reached (or allow an action to automatically be taken).
Users can set a power cap for a group of servers (such as all the servers in a rack).
Alerts and monitoring
Additional power events will be monitored and alerts surfaced to help enable corrective action that may be taken by the operator.
You can enter an altitude, which AEM will pass to the IBM servers so that it can be used to help adjust fan speed.
Additional power savings modes
You can set the power savings mode to maximum performance or maximum power savings to help provide greater control on performance/energy trade-offs.
CLI supportProduct Highlights
Data from servers and all energy controls is available via command-line interfaces (CLI) so it can be scripted and actions may be taken by the operator.
- Web-based user interface requiring only a browser, eliminating the need to install a client
- Translation into nine languages in addition to English