The power management features enables you to control the power state of the machine in your organization.
The primary reasons to use power management are :
- Prepare your machine for maintenance task
- Reduce Power consumption and noise.
- Reduce Operating costs.
- Prolong battery life.
The power management command can be initiated from either machine view or scan view.
Use the right click menu to view the power management option, you can right click on domains then machine groups then machines
We can immediately shutdown, restart or wake up machines
We can also schedule the power task using the power state template
To restart the machine
The Operation monitor is used to check the status
Here we can see the machine is successfully restarted
If you want to schedule the shutdown or restart , we will use the power management template
Go to machine group then Template then Sample shutdown templete.
This template is particularly used for shutdown
Some other power options are available
And to use that sample shutdown power template and we use it from the machine group
In this example we have two machines in the group
After creating group click on run operation
Now select the shutdown template
Now select the schedule options like we want it to be shutdown at 10:00 PM
Here is the status of two new scheduled shutdown task
For example: we might wake up our machine in the maintainance window , so that they can receive critical security updates
We can schedule the wake up when ever we want
We have scheduled at 7:30AM
# check the power status of the machines
In this scenario we can see both the machine are online
The Power management task can also be performed by agents
Here, we can select the template according to the requirement
The below option show how often you want to the run the task on machines