We are deploying some 6513's as new Access Layer switches, and it appears that there is a newer 'green' IOS code (Cisco Energy Wise feature set) that we could deploy that has some rudimentary time-of-day PoE commands that will allow us to have IP phones powered down at night, for example.
Has anyone used this newer code? Does it allow the phones to be in a 'standby' mode of some sort, so a user can lift the handset and the phone re-awakes? Or will this completely power IP phones off...?
Im worried that if we have support staff working late fixing a problem, their phones will power down if we deploy the PoE time-of-day power controls lol
Any ideas how well this PoE power control works?