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Hey everyone, last week we posted Part 1 of a blog about how ConfigMgr 2007 R3 calculates power consumption and cost calculations. In this follow up post, we dive into the 2nd portion of the topic; cost calculation.
We have had a lot of interest from you about how ConfigMgr 2007 R3 calculates power consumption, and cost of power since we released R3. We took these questions and spoke with our Sr. Program Manager Onur Koc, to see if we could publish something that places some clarity around these. In this post we will cover the second area of understanding Power Cost Calculations.
Thank you to Onur and his team for providing this!
Power Cost Below is a typical power cost report the admin might see when the daily power cost report is run.
How is the Cost of Power Calculated? Power cost is calculated by multiplying power consumption with the cost of kWh report constant. For an example, we will again use Company X,
How to modify power cost constants? Administrators can go to the SQL Server Reporting Services report properties and modify the power cost constants (Cost of kWh and Currency) used for the power consumption reports. This allows your organization to be flexible about your own cost of power, and your localized currency. With any organization that is even partially distributed, this is extremely powerful. Different locations can be running on separate power grids within a city, state, province, country or more. This is even further complicated by currency differences. through this simple SQL Server Reporting Services customization, you can get an accurate picture of your cost of power.
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Jeff Wettlaufer Sr Technical Product Manager System Center, Management and Security Division