> Services > Power Consumption (VMware) Service

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.

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. For instructions on installing the Dell or HP Offline Bundle, refer to the following articles in the MSP N-central online knowledge base:

Service Type


Instances on a Device


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 About self-healing.

Metric Name Description
Power Usage Indicates the amount of power, in Watts, being used by the ESXi server.
Power Management Technology Indicates 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 Indicates the CPU power management policy currently in effect for the ESXi server.