How to configure PoE Schedule on Nebula Switch

Zyxel_Adam Posts: 340  Zyxel Employee
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edited April 2023 in Port & VLAN settings

As technology continues to evolve, network devices have become more advanced and feature-packed than ever before. Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that allows power and data to be transmitted over a single Ethernet cable, which simplifies the installation of network devices. With Zyxel switches, you can easily configure PoE schedules to manage power consumption and save energy. In this post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to configure PoE schedules on Nebula switches.

Topology and Scenario

Before we begin, let's take a look at the network topology and scenario. Nebula switches support PoE, which means they can power devices such as wireless access points, IP phones, and IP cameras through Ethernet cables. With PoE schedules, you can specify the time periods during which power is supplied to these devices. For example, you can configure the switches to supply power to devices only during business hours to save energy.


Here are the steps to configure PoE schedules:

1. Log in to the Nebula Control Center (NCC) with your administrator account.

2. Go to Configure > Switches > PoE schedules on NCC to set on your Nebula switch, and create a desired time period to a schedule profile.

3. Choose the ports connecting to power devices to enable the PoE schedule via Configure > Switch > Switch ports, and click Edit button to choose your created PoE profile on the PoE schedule.

Verification and Noted

To verify the configuration, you can check the status of the devices that are connected to the PoE ports. During the time periods when power is supplied, the devices should be powered on, and when power is not supplied, the devices should be powered off. It's important to note that when you enable PoE schedules, the power to the ports will be completely cut off during the time periods when power is not supplied. This means that if you have a device that requires a constant power supply, you should not configure PoE schedules for that port.

In conclusion, configuring PoE schedules on Zyxel Nebula switches is an easy and effective way to manage power consumption and save energy. By following the steps outlined in this post, you can easily configure PoE schedules to meet your specific requirements.