This quick start guide gives an overview of how to download and install NightWatchman Enterprise, how to start the product for the first time, view its reports and points you to the documentation which describes in more detail how the product works.

NightWatchman Enterprise consists of the NightWatchman Management Center, WakeUp Server, Web WakeUp, 1E Agent and Enterprise View. You can downloaded these from the 1E Support Portal. The NightWatchman Enterprise documentation can be found online here. Before you start, ensure you meet the Prerequisites.

Installing NightWatchman Enterprise

To install a basic instance of NightWatchman Enterprise:

  1. Install NightWatchman Management Center
  2. Install one or more 1E WakeUp Servers
  3. Install the 1E NightWatchman Agents
  4. Install the 1E Client with its WakeUp client module enabled
  5. Install Web WakeUp
  6. Install Enterprise View

Running the product for the first time

The NightWatchman Console provides a means of managing wake ups, shutdowns and power policies to computers on your network. You can find it on the Start Menu. When you run the console, you  need to run it for a number of days before any computers with active 1E agents appear in it – depending on the size of your environment you specified during the installation. The larger it is, the longer it takes for the information to filter through.

Once the 1E agents have reported back, the devices will initially appear in the UNASSIGNED BUILDING and UNASSIGNED DEPARTMENT nodes in the console. You create location and organization groups to associate devices with. Alternatively, run the NightWatchman Console Import Wizard to assign discovered devices into their respective groups.

Discovered devices

Viewing reports

The NightWatchman Management Center Start Menu folder has a link to the Reports Console where you can view various reports based on data generated by the 1E Agents. You need to run the system for a number of days in order for it to gather enough information to make the reports meaningful. The reports you can run are:

For example, clicking the Savings links displays a list savings reports but before you can view any of them, you need to set the Currency, CO2 emissions units and tariffs.

As another example, to get details of the Weekly savings report, complete the parameters for the report and click Generate.