Today, we are pleased to announce the release of Granola v4.0! Among other things, the new version offers you higher energy savings and more tailored power management by enabling the creation and scheduling of custom power management policies through the Granola Dash.
This feature enables you to specify different desired levels of power management for different hours of the day and days of the week which can then be assigned to custom groups of systems under management. A common scenario would be to assign a more aggressive power policy during the nighttime hours and weekends, resulting in greater energy savings during the less-utilized hours.
Here is a walkthrough of the new features, as performed by our very own Hollis Ervin:
Additionally, we have created Granola Connect packages for all supported versions of Linux, making it possible to connect your machines to the Granola Dash, even if you’re running a boring old version of Linux. I’m looking at you, RHEL 4. Other features include support for Fedora 15, and numerous bug-fixes and small enhancements.
Please note that if you are running an old version of Granola and you are using your account to track your savings, you will need to upgrade to the newest version to be compatible with the Granola Dash. Please upgrade as soon as possible! Of course, if you’re not already tracking your savings online, sign up for an account now to receive 5 free licenses of Granola Enterprise, and an unlimited-machine 30-day trial. And tell your parents, siblings, friends, enemies, bosses, IT workers, and everyone else you know!
- Added named policy support to the configuration parsing for Granola.
- Re-implemented Granola Stats for Linux as Granola Connect.
- Added support for downloading policy schedules to Granola Connect.
- Added a policy and schedule editor to the Granola Dash.
- Improved configuration management.
- Re-implemented some internal Granola and Granola connect functionality in Python.
- Removed power settings from Granola GUI now that the scheduler can set them.
- Fixed a couple of client scalability issues.
- Removed api interaction from Granola GUI now Granola Connect can do it.
- Migrated the remaining MiserWare web infrastructure into the cloud.
- Added a new ‘aggressive’ power mode to Granola which will attempt to save even more power.
- Added support for Fedora 15 and deprecated Fedora 13.