1. Introduction

The Energy Efficiency and Monitoring services (wake-on-lan and power management monitoring) are delivered to University networks by "EEM gateways". Each University network on which EEM services are to be offered must be connected to a gateway, but each gateway can serve multiple networks (physical, logical, and virtual). This means that typical units will only need a single EEM gateway, regardless of the number of separate physical networks, IP subnets, and virtual networks (virtual infrastructure networks and/or VLANs).

EEM gateways are lightweight, fully managed Debian GNU/Linux servers running the EEM system components and registered with the central EEM server. There are two options for deploying a gateway on your network:
  • Fully managed: IT Services will supply and manage a gateway for you - the gateway will be a small (low power) appliance and all you need to do is connect it to your network(s)
  • Part managed: Provision and maintenance of EEM gateways is shared between local ITSS (you provide the physical or virtual host and carry out the initial installation) and IT Services (we provide configuration and ongoing maintenance of the operating system and installed software).

This document provides first-time installation instructions for local ITSS wishing to set up an EEM gateway on one or more networks. A typical set up can be completed in under a day.

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