Cisco EnergyWise Configuration Guide, EnergyWise Phase 1
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This guide is for the networking professional managing the Catalyst switch, hereafter referred to as the switch, and other Cisco network devices, hereafter referred to as the network devices. In this document, switch refers to a Cisco network device, such as a switch, router, or access point.

Before using this guide, you should have experience working with the Cisco IOS software and be familiar with the concepts and terminology of Ethernet and local area networking.


This document describes how to configure Cisco EnergyWise in your network and has

Cisco EnergyWise concepts

Configuration procedures


EnergyWise-specific Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI) commands

Troubleshooting procedures

For a list of supported devices, see Appendix A "Supported Platforms."

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

For information about the standard Cisco IOS Release 12.2 commands, see the Cisco IOS documentation set on

This guide does not provide detailed information on the graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for the embedded device manager or for Cisco Network Assistant (hereafter referred to as Network Assistant) that you can use to manage the switch. However, the concepts in this guide are applicable to the GUI user. For information about the device manager, see the switch online help. For information about Network Assistant, see Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant, available on

For documentation updates, see the release notes for this release.


This publication uses these conventions to convey instructions and information:

Command descriptions use these conventions:

Commands and keywords are in boldface text.

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic.

Square brackets ([ ]) mean optional elements.

Braces ({ }) group required choices, and vertical bars ( | ) separate the alternative elements.

Braces and vertical bars within square brackets ([{ | }]) mean a required choice within an optional element.

Interactive examples use these conventions:

Terminal sessions and system displays are in screen font.

Information you enter is in boldface screen font.

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords or tabs, are in angle brackets (< >).

Notes, cautions, and timesavers use these conventions and symbols:

Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this manual.

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

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For more information about the Cisco network devices, see the documentation on at

Note Before installing, configuring, or upgrading the switch, see these documents:

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.

For device manager requirements, see the "System Requirements" section in the release notes (not orderable but available on

For Network Assistant requirements, see the Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant (not orderable but available on

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

For upgrading information, see the "Downloading Software" section in the release notes.

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