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    CISCO Power Usage


    by kulastone ·

    Is there a command in the CISCO IOS that would allow me to track the power usage of my CISCO devices?

    If not, is there any way of tracking it?

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    • #3273934


      by kulastone ·

      In reply to CISCO Power Usage


    • #3273933

      I don’t think so. They don’t have power meters.

      by georgeou ·

      In reply to CISCO Power Usage

      Only the modern blade servers in modern blade chassis have that level of reporting.

      What kind of device are you talking about?

    • #3273912

      What specifically

      by girlgeek12 ·

      In reply to CISCO Power Usage

      Are you trying to see if the power source is failing, poe on the ports? The Cisco Network Assistant will give you some statistics regarding both of these. For people who are used to IOS I know the gui doesn’t have all the glam but some of the functions are a must.

      • #3225543

        Track power

        by kulastone ·

        In reply to What specifically

        I am trying to track how much power is needed so i dont over power a power strip and by looking at the back of the device i get to see the max useage but it would be more helpful if i could track each device and its useage…

        • #3225334

          can’t do that

          by georgeou ·

          In reply to Track power

          I gave answer in other post.

        • #3225324

          George is right

          by cg it ·

          In reply to can’t do that

          there’s no power metering.

          you would have to setup external meters on each device and then monitor it to find the average amperage each device uses.

          If it was me, I’d just calculate the max on each device you want to use, then add em up. If it exceeds the mfg suggested high limit, then add another strip.

        • #3289800

          Oh is that all he’s looking for? Simple solution.

          by georgeou ·

          In reply to George is right

          I missed his question there. If all he wants to do is figure out how much power he needs to allocate, there are two simple solutions.

          1. Get a power strip with a built in AMP meter. Those are pretty slick and it will tell you how close to the 15 AMP limit you’re at.

          2. They have non-intrusive power clamp meters where you don’t need to unplug the server or appliance. You just clamp the cable and it tells you how much amperage is flowing. This lets you measure everything.

    • #2485758

      Power Consumption OID

      by mbenitez ·

      In reply to CISCO Power Usage

      From what I have read, the power consumption OID is available as long as cdp is enabled.

      Perhaps one of these MIBs will display the info you are looking for.


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