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Power Consumption (VMware) service

The Power Consumption (VMware) service monitors the overall power consumption of ESXi servers. If the ESXi host does not provide any power consumption data, this service will not display the Power Usage metric.

SolarWinds N-central uses the CIM services and ports for monitoring.

If your ESX/ESXi server is operating on either Dell or HP hardware, it is strongly recommended that you install the Dell or HP Offline Bundle before the Windows probe discovers the ESX/ESXi server.

Service Type ESXi
Instances on a Device 1
Supported Systems/Applications

ESX or ESXi 4.x, 5.x and later

ESXi 3.5 is not supported.

Device Class Server - ESXi
Monitored By Windows probes
Scan Interval 5 minutes

This service cannot use Self Healing.

Metric Name Description
Power Usage The amount of power, in Watts, being used by the ESXi server.
Power Management Technology The CPU power management technology currently being used by the ESXi server. ESX/ESXi supports both Enhanced Intel SpeedStep and Enhanced AMD PowerNow!
Power Management Policy The CPU power management policy currently in effect for the ESXi server.