In Out of Band Management Solution, Power Management tasks have four kinds of power actions. How does the Restore State option work?
The Restore State power action lets you perform the following job:
- Run "Power on" task to power-up computers.
- Run some other task.
- Run "Restore power state" task to restore the power state of the computers.
The "Restore power state" power management task makes use of the "Power on" task's output parameters. For this job to work, you must configure the "Restore power state" task to use an output from the previous "Power on" task as the Power State parameter.
The "Restore power state" power management task can be used only in a job. For an example of a job, using restore state action, see Tasks > Task Management > Server Tasks > Out of Band Management > Job Samples > Out of Band Sample Job.
If the computer was powered on by the power management task; "Restore State" will power it off. If the computer was already on, it will stay on.
If the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) option is selected, then Reboot/Reset, Power off, and Restore State power actions always try to do a graceful reboot/power off through the WMI. If the WMI operation fails or if the WMI option is not selected, then Reboot, Power off, and Restore State operations will do a hard shutdown on target systems that support and are properly configured to use Intel* AMT or ASF.