Distributed Power Management Seems Cool, but…

Distributed Power Management, the new experimental feature in VMware VI 3.5, seems like a cool idea[0], but it occurs to me that my NOC guys aren’t really going to like the idea of switch ports changing state as machines go to sleep. The current line of thinking is that a port changing state without an entry in our change control system indicates a problem.

Hmmm. I foresee an interesting conversation with them in my future.

[0] Really, no pun intended. Ha!