Save Money Using Citrix Octoblu Automation for Power Management
Running a home lab is cool but can become expensive. As your lab grows so will your noise levels at night and your electricity bill, something I am sure many of you will agree annoys your wife/partner etc. I was looking at how I can use Octoblu to provide a manageable way to automate the start up and shut-down sequences of my lab whilst offering me the flexibility to manually kick off the routines if I need to get to my lab out of my “defined” Octoblu core hours. It will also save me some cash as I will not be running the lab overnight and whilst I am not using it.
So, this post will walk you through setting up Octoblu to connect and manage your home lab (this example uses XenServer but you should be able to find Powershell commands for the other available hypervisors)
Lets get going.
First you will need a shell connector to allow Octoblu to execute commands from within your perimeter network. Head over to https://app.octoblu.com and log in with your credentials. Then navigate to Things and All Things
Read the entire article here, Save Money Using Citrix Octoblu Automation for Power Management
via Dave Brett at bretty.me.uk