Wake On Lan Parameters and Settings

Hey guys! I'm new here and I've really liked the community...

I'm working in a big environment and WOL has been missing us a lot, mainly to perform critical updates at low production times. As it is an environment composed of networks and subnets, I need to provide the k-1000 with communication with all these environments in the protocols and ports necessary for using WOL. Does anyone have this specification in an easy way to pass on and if possible delve into the issue of using the relay... settings in general... Thank you in advance.

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Posted by: Hobbsy 4 months ago
Red Belt


Typically for WOL to work you need to have WOL enabled in BIOS for your target machines, it used to be that you needed all your switches configured to pass the WOL packages, but with the later versions of the SMA, the agent is able to deliver the WOL package to be delivered from the inside of the network segment so the need to configure your switches is reduced.

So to get coverage you will need to identify suitable machines as relays inside each segment.

Posted by: KevinG 4 months ago
Red Belt

Assuming your device BIOS and network adapter support WOL.  Then, you can use a device with the KACE Agent installed to act as a relay for WOL.  The relay will allow WOL magic packets to avoid some of the restrictions placed by routers. Switches, firewalls. Additional information is available in the Admin guide for the SMA.

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