Systems Director - What AEM Licences should I have?
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This is part 2 of Systems Director licensing or at least working out what you are doing with System Director that requires a license.
In part 1, we looked at listing (via the command line) the POWER machines that Systems Director was connected too.
This time we what to find out the machines that Active Energy Manager (AEM) is controlling.
Once you have installed AEM it is tempting to start monitoring and controlling all your Power Systems electrical use and temperatures but you should only use AEM if you have a license for AEM for each particular machine. Currently, this is not enforced but is on an "honour" basis. That might change in the future (this is not an announcement). So using the following commands, you can easily find out what machines AEM is aware of and check you legal position. If you find AEM is controlling Power machines that are not licensed you can then take an action:
On the Systems Director GUI, you can very simply check the machines being controlled by AEM because AEM creates a machine group for them.
From the Resource Manager the top Group is the one you need:
Select the top one again for the machines (resources) managed):
and you get the list of AEM machines (in my case just 11 of them) as below:
Now this is an interesting page in its own right! It is giving you the Average Input and Output Watts (first two number columns and so the efficiency of you power supplies) and the Input and Output Temperature in Celius. Note: the "grey" machine is a POWER6 p570 machine that came out before the Energy and Thermal gizmo became available. If you have 100's of machines this view is a right pain in the "***" - What you really want to do license checking is a text list that you can get into a spreadsheet etc.
So how can we get that machines using AEM list from the command line interface (CLI)?
It took many goes on the CLI to find a way to do that but here is what works. When AEM is install there are AEM specific commands added to the CLI and the most useful for our purpose are below: smcli lspowerinfo and smcli lsproperties