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Reducing costs related to the power consumed by devices is the mantra of today’s accounting team. This time consuming process involves the comparisonof device efficiency, power consumption, and the total number of devices needed. What we lack is a holistic means to measure the day-to-day powerconsumed by all network-attached devices which includes the traditional facilities like heating, cooling, and lighting resources. Ethernet is giving us a new way of utilizing power management correlation in a Cisco network. That is the tag line right? I can tell you that my experience with EnergyWise was very cool. The coders at Cisco really did this one right. They used the cloud computing model as a template for EnergyWise and they integrated directly into IOS. I believe this is going to be a real big deal this year. I know that SolarWinds is working on a management package to take advantage of this feature, plus many others as. We are premiering EnergyWise on TechWiseTV on 19Feb09. Then we are doing a more detailed follow on WebEX workshop with one of the code jockeys that wrote it up John Parello. As IT folks we are always looking for ways to advance our career and stand out in a crowd. I strongly believe the energy conservation (and Data Center but I will save that for another blog) are going to be huge fields. Join us for both events ! Jimmy Ray Purser

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  1. I am having a hard time locating and downloading the EnergyWise software – where can I get a copy and some tech docs? I have already checked out http://www.cisco.com/go/energywise.

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  2. Joe,You can get more information on how to configure Cisco EnergyWise at the above URL.Thanks for your interest.

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  3. Hi Joe,Energywise is a feature in IOS 12.2 50&52; SE respectively.Do you have this revision running? Applies to Catalyst 2 & 3000 series respectively.Thanks.

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