Cisco EnergyWise IOS Command Reference Guide for Catalyst 4500 Switches, EnergyWise Version 2.8
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Document Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

Convention Description
^ or Ctrl

Both the ^ symbol and Ctrl represent the Control (Ctrl) key on a keyboard. For example, the key combination ^D or Ctrl-D means that you hold down the Control key while you press the D key. (Keys are indicated in capital letters but are not case sensitive.)

bold font

Commands and keywords and user-entered text appear in bold font.

Italic font

Document titles, new or emphasized terms, and arguments for which you supply values are in italic font.

Courier font

Terminal sessions and information the system displays appear in courier font.

Bold Courier font Bold Courier font indicates text that the user must enter.

Elements in square brackets are optional.


An ellipsis (three consecutive nonbolded periods without spaces) after a syntax element indicates that the element can be repeated.


A vertical line, called a pipe, indicates a choice within a set of keywords or arguments.

[x | y]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.

{x | y}

Required alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

[x {y | z}]

Nested set of square brackets or braces indicate optional or required choices within optional or required elements. Braces and a vertical bar within square brackets indicate a required choice within an optional element.


A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

< >

Nonprinting characters such as passwords are in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.

Reader Alert Conventions

This document may use the following conventions for reader alerts:


Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.


Means the following information will help you solve a problem.


Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.


Means the described action saves time. You can save time by performing the action described in the paragraph.


Means reader be warned. In this situation, you might perform an action that could result in bodily injury.

Related Documentation

See the latest EnergyWise release notes for the following information (not orderable but available on
  • For the list of devices that EnergyWise supports, see the "Supported Devices" section.
  • For device manager requirements, see the "System Requirements" section.
  • For upgrade information, see the "Downloading Software" section.

For information about the Cisco IOS Release commands, see the Cisco IOS documentation set on

For initial configuration information, see the "Using Express Setup" section in the getting started guide or the "Configuring the Switch with the CLI-Based Setup Program" appendix in the hardware installation guide.

This guide does not describe how to install your network device. For information, see the hardware installation guide for your device.

For Network Assistant requirements, see Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant (not orderable but available on This guide does not provide detailed information on the GUIs for embedded Device Manager or for Cisco Network Assistant (hereafter referred to as Network Assistant), which you can use to manage the domain member. However, the concepts in this guide are applicable for the GUI user. For information about Device Manager, see the domain member online help.

For cluster requirements, see the release notes for Cisco Network Assistant (not orderable but available on

For information about the management application programming interface (MAPI) and endpoint software development kit (SDK), go to the Cisco Developer Network.

Obtaining Documentation and Support on the Cisco Developer Network

Cisco EnergyWise development partners can access the Cisco EnergyWise documents, MAPI and SDK software code, and Cisco IOS software by joining the Cisco Developer Network:http:/​/​​web/​esdk/​home

You need a support contract and license to access Cisco EnergyWise resources on the Cisco Developer Network and on TAC. The business development manager who registered your licence must set up your account with the appropriate access privileges.

The forum, wiki, and other resources on the Cisco Developer Network provide a self-help knowledge base and community for Cisco EnergyWise application developers and programmers. You can get additional support by opening a case in the TAC Service Request Tool:http:/​/​​ServiceRequestTool/​create/​

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:


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