Am I required to get an IPMI card to remote manage servers? I have some servers in a remote data center (our office). When a server is powered down I have to drive into the office to power it up. Are there any solutions for me to remotely power on the server, outside of purchasing IPMI cards for every box?
I tried a few wake on lan utilities but I did not have the MAC address at the time. If I have the server MAC address utility do I need any additional / special hardware in the server to power the server on?