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Re: [datacenter] Understanding power billing

On 10/18/05, Charles Sprickman <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hope this list is still active...

Me too (:

> I'm working on a VERY small in-house "ghetto co-lo" setup.  So far, so
> good, but one thing I'm stuck on is figuring out our actual power costs so
> that I can give management some numbers along the lines of "this server
> consumes 120 Watts, which costs us $X/month".

Accurate metering on a per server basis is going to be very difficult.
Most PDUs are wildly inaccurate to the point of being near useless;
certainly not accurate enough for billing purposes. Is monitoring on a
per server/device basis a requirement?


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