4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 29, 2009 8:51 AM by bshopp

    Basic Configuration Guide

      Hi

      Being new to the "Beta Party" I have now downloaded the beta files posted here and am keen to try out the whole EnergyWise features. I was looking for a basic configuration guide, has there been one created? I did read a post where a pdf was refered to, but I have not seen a title or download available.

      Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

        • Re: Basic Configuration Guide
          bshopp

          Hey Chris,

          Welcome to the Beta party :)

          On the thread you downloaded the beta bits from, at the top there should be a link to the pdf getting started guide underneath the star rating.

          Let me know if you find it ok or not.

            • Re: Basic Configuration Guide
              denny.lecompte

              This might also be helpful:

               

                     

              Managing EnergyWise Entities

              The following sections explore how you can use Orion Network Configuration Manager in conjunction with Orion Network Performance Manager to enable and manage your Cisco EnergyWise entities.

              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. Orion NCM gives you the ability to remotely apply recurrence policies and schedule power usage, helping you use less power. And, Orion 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.

              Managing and Enabling EnergyWise Nodes

              Cisco devices that support the EnergyWise technology can be enabled and their EnergyWise settings managed through the Orion NCM Integration for Orion NPM. Before completing the following procedure, you must have installed the Orion NCM Integration for Orion NPM on your Orion NPM server and added your EnergyWise capable nodes to both Orion NCM and Orion NPM. For more information about installing the integration component, see "Installing the Orion NCM Integration for NPM" on page 20. For more information about adding nodes to Orion NCM, see "Adding Nodes" on page 29. For more information about discovering and adding nodes to Orion NPM, see the Orion NPM Administrator Guide.

              To enable or manage EnergyWise on an Orion NPM node:

              1.   Navigate to your Orion NPM Web Console. For example, type http://NameOfOrionServerin the address bar of your web browser.

              2.   Log in to Orion NPM.

              3.   Click Admin in the Views menu bar.

              4.   Click Manage Nodes on the Orion Website Administration page.

              5.   Check the Cisco node you want EnergyWise enable, and then click More Actions > Manage EnergyWise.

              6.   Click enable EnergyWise on these nodes.

              7.   Specify the appropriate values on the Manage EnergyWise Node page. For more information about a field, click Help.

              8.   Click Execute Config Actions.

              Note: To manage or modify node-level EnergyWise settings, repeat this procedure omitting Step 6.

              Managing Your PoE 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 Orion NCM Integration for Orion NPM on your Orion NPM server and added your EnergyWise capable nodes to both Orion NCM and Orion NPM. For more information about installing the integration component, see "Installing the Orion NCM Integration for NPM" on page 20. For more information about adding nodes to Orion NCM, see "Adding Nodes" on page 29.

              The following procedure guides you through enabling and configuring your EnergyWise interfaces. For more information about recurrence policies or the interaction between recurrence importance and entity importance, see the Help.

              To enable or manage EnergyWise on an Orion NPM interface:

              1.   Navigate to your Orion NPM Web Console. For example, type http://NameOfOrionServerin the address bar of your web browser.

              2.   Log in to Orion NPM.

              3.   Click Admin in the Views menu bar.

              4.   Click Manage Nodes on the Orion Website Administration page.

              5.   Expand the Cisco node contaning the interface you want to configure.

              6.   Check the interface you want to EnergyWise enable, and then click More Actions > Manage EnergyWise.

              7.   Click enable EnergyWise on these nodes.

              8.   Specify the appropriate values on the Manage EnergyWise Interface page. For more information about a field, click Help.

              9.   Click Execute Config Actions.

              Note: To manage or modify interface-level EnergyWise settings, repeat this procedure omitting Step 7.