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EnergyWise devices

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Oct 06, 2016

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This topic explores how you can use NCM in conjunction with NPM to enable and manage your Cisco EnergyWise devices.

What is EnergyWise?

EnergyWise is Cisco's response to the call to cut energy costs, address environmental concerns, and adhere to government directives around green technologies. By purchasing EnergyWise capable devices and enabling their energy-saving features, you can retain business critical systems in a fully powered state while allowing less critical power over ethernet (PoE) devices to power down or drop into standby during off hours.

EnergyWise gives you the ability to control your energy cost. NCM gives you the ability to remotely apply recurrence policies and schedule power usage, helping you use less power. And, NPM allows you to monitor your energy use and power levels. SolarWinds perfectly partners with Cisco and the EnergyWise technologies to help you save more and monitor your savings.

Manage and enable EnergyWise nodes

Cisco devices that support the EnergyWise technology can be enabled and their EnergyWise settings managed through the NCM integration with NPM.

Before completing the following procedure, EnergyWise nodes must be managed in both NCM and NPM. You must discover and add nodes to the Orion Platform, and then manage the nodes with NCM.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Node & Group Management, click Manage Nodes.
  3. Select the Cisco node for which you want EnergyWise enabled, and click More Actions > Manage EnergyWise.
  4. Click Enable EnergyWise on these nodes.
  5. Specify the appropriate values on the Manage EnergyWise Node page.
  6. Click Execute Config Actions.

Manage Power over Ethernet ports

Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices are connected to your devices on an interface and are managed at the interface level. Before completing the following procedure, you must have installed the NCM integration for NPM on your NPM server and added your EnergyWise capable nodes to both NCM and NPM.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Node & Group Management, click Manage Nodes.
  3. Expand the Cisco node containing the interface you want to configure.
  4. Select the interface you want to enable EnergyWise, and click More Actions > Manage EnergyWise.
  5. Click Enable EnergyWise on these nodes.
  6. Specify the appropriate values on the Manage EnergyWise Interface page.
  7. Click Execute Config Actions.

 

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