This is something I wanted to bring up to the forum to see if there was any interest in this. I'd like to see the ability to utilize the IBM Remote Management Card or the HP iLO card. These cards allow the ability to power on and off a server without someone needing to do it remotely. I know the IBM cards VERY well because the hardware Cisco uses for the WAE-7341’s and WAE-674's (and probably others) are IBM x3650 servers which is what we use for our file servers in the branch offices. The only difference is the server is rebranded on the outside. This feature I’d say is critical as we often do not have IT Staff in our remote offices and the ability to access the server via this card while the server is down or powered off is crucial. I've even seen the HP branded WAE's have the iLo port active and you can hit the webpage for it.
I think one thing Cisco needs to understand with this equipment is that it's server based hardware which has a much higher failure rate than your typical switch/router hardware which has a fan and that’s it for moving parts (more solid state). Not only does this remote card allow remote access to the server while it’s down but it provides great alerting and monitoring which can then e-mail out if there is a predictive hard drive failure or any other hardware failure.
This needs to be supported I feel. I'm sure we could just go out and buy the IBM RMU cards and plug them in without any issue however this should be a supported feature and a nominal cost.
You probably want to push this as a feature request through your Cisco Sales Account team as a new feature. This will atleast get in the pipeline to the WAAS product team and may get answered sometime in the future.
At this moment, as you have already mentioned, this is not something that is supported.
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