Entuity recommends you configure policy groups and their exclusions through shutdown_policies.cfg, where you have full add, amend and delete control.
To configure shutdown policy groups:
Shutdown policy groups allow you to group workstations that share characteristics important in developing a shutdown compliance policy, e.g. same time zone, same location.
Each shutdown policy group has its own section within the shutdown_policies.cfg file:
[ShutdownPolicyGroup All Hosts]
[ShutdownPolicyGroup London Office]
= 220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168, 10.44.1.98-10.44.1.123, 10.44.1.140-10.44.1.247
Description=Workstations in London Office
To configure shutdown policy exclusion groups:
Shutdown policy exclusion groups allow you to identify workstations that should not be included to an exclusion policy, e.g. key servers that must be up 24hrs/day. Incorrect or incomplete configuration of policy exclusion groups can seriously undermine the efficacy of the compliance metrics.
For each shutdown policy exclusion group, you will need to define the following:
- Name - name of the group displayed in reports, e.g. Security Cameras.
- Description - meaningful description of the purpose of the group, e.g. IP CCTV.
- Minimum Address and Maximum Address - IP addresses that together define an IP range, and devices within that range are exlucded from the compliance policy.
Each shutdown policy exclusion has its own section within the shutdown_policies.cfg file:
[ShutdownPolicyExclusion London Security Cameras]
To configure missing power settings:
For each supported device and module, there must be configured a power consumption estimate. These values are used when calculating annual, maximum and potential saving estimates. For Entuity to estimate the costs and savings of your power consumption policy, devices and modules must have (within Entuity) a known energy cost. Entuity supplies default power consumption values for many device and module types, however you may need to add and amend power settings.
You can add new power settings through the site_specific_nominal_power.cfg file.
Entuity supplies two nominal power configuration files:
- nominal_power.cfg - contains default power consumption values for many device and module types. You cannot amend this file.
- site_specific_nominal_power.cfg - is included to the configuration through nominal_power.cfg. You can amend definitions held in nominal_power.cfg by redefining them here. You can also create new definitions for previously undefined devices and modules.