2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 27, 2009 12:04 PM by chris.lapoint

    Switch & IOS Requirements

    jeff.stewart

      Thought this might help some others out. From what I've read also, NCM is just acting as a tool to verify if your switches have the correct IOS and help upgrade them if not.  Can someone from Solarwinds verify that?

      http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps10195/qa_c67-508150.html

      Q. What is required to run Cisco EnergyWise?
      A.The initial platforms that will support Cisco EnergyWise include the Cisco Catalyst 2960, 3560, 3560-E, 3750, and 3750-E Series Switches. For fixed series switches, customers must upgrade to Cisco IOS®Software Release 12.2(50)SE with either the IP Base or IP Services feature set. This software will be available in February 2009.
      For Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches, customers must upgrade to Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(52)SG, available in mid-2009.
      Cisco EnergyWise is planned for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches in the second half of calendar year 2009, in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ.
      Additional support for other Cisco PoE products is in the planning stages.

        • Re: Switch & IOS Requirements
          bshopp

          Only thing I would comment on is the 2960, 3560, 3560E, 3750 and 3750-E, you should use the follow version of IOS 12.2(50)SE1. 12.2(50)SE had a defect in it which was addressed with SE1.

          • Re: Switch & IOS Requirements
            chris.lapoint

            From what I've read also, NCM is just acting as a tool to verify if your switches have the correct IOS and help upgrade them if not.  Can someone from Solarwinds verify that?

            It’s actually NPM that reports on the appropriate hardware and IOS (using EnergyWise Readiness Report) for your devices.

            The NCM integration module (for the Orion website) is what enables you to enable EnergyWise and configure EnergyWise policies (e.g. on M-F 8a, off M-F 6p) across your EnergyWise capable devices.   If the NCM integration module is installed, you'll see the "Manage EnergyWise" button available under the More Actions drop-down on your Manage Nodes page.  You'll also see Manage EnergyWise available on Node Details and Interface Details views.   When you execute a "Manage EnergyWise" action, all operations are performed through the NCM server.

            HTH,

            -Chris