The Power Management tool lets Notification Server communicate directly with an Symantec Management Agent. Under normal working conditions, the agent requests its targeted agent settings policies from Notification Server and then responds accordingly. With power management, Notification Server can contact the agent directly through a tickle, and instruct it to act immediately.
Power management allows Notification Server to perform the following tasks:
Wake on LAN
Notification Server immediately sends a signal to turn on the managed computer if it is currently turned off .
The managed computer must have a Wake on LAN-enabled network card, and Wake On LAN must be enabled in the managed computer's BIOS settings.
If you tickle an agent, Notification Server starts the computer using Wake on LAN, and then waits five minutes before sending the tickle. This delay allows time for the managed computer to turn on.
Get Client configuration
Notification Server contacts the agent and instructs it to request its targeted agent settings immediately.
Send basic inventory
Notification Server contacts the agent and instructs it to send its basic inventory immediately.
If a multicast address and port are not supplied, only the Wake on LAN action works when performing power management on multiple computers in a single operation.
The subnet or the proxy computers (relay computers) are never pinged to determine whether they are alive. To determine the most suitable relay computers, data from the CMDB is evaluated to create a prioritized list of computers. For each subnet, Notification Servers are given the highest priority, followed by package servers. All other computers in that subnet have priority in the order that they last communicated with Notification Server (the more recent the communication, the higher the priority). The computers on the list are tried in order of priority until communication with a relay computer is successful. The attempt stops after the first 50 computers have been tried without success.
Some solutions use power management to perform solution-specific functions. Consult the appropriate solution Help for information.
The Tickle/Power Management settings are relevant only when power management has been enabled on a managed computer. This setting is specified in the targeted agent settings policy.