Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 753
  • Last Modified:

Wake on LAN

Does anyone have any opinions about the wake on LAN feature? What do you think about it and how difficult is it to configure? Is there a different option other than the wake on LAN to wake a server on the network if it shuts down.
0
timgreen7077
Asked:
timgreen7077
3 Solutions
 
JPetersen92020Commented:
Wake on LAN is an amazing feature that not many use. In my domain we use it for every server we have. The main thing for me is that I can wake all servers before the employees come in to start there day. Power consumption in our workplace is a huge factor (36 servers - 500+ workstations) and so we use this feature to maintain some cost cutting in power by only having the servers come on in the morning as no users are remoted after hours.
0
 
digitapCommented:
most computers today come with this enabled.  it's nice if you already know the MAC address and the previous IP.  i use the solarwinds WOL utility as it intiates a ping after the magic packet is sent and lets me know when it's online.  also, it's free.

regarding the alternate method, being most familiar with HP, HP servers have a iLO port.  as long as the server has power and the iLO port has been configured, you can login to the iLO port and power on the server, power it off, and power cycle the server separate from the OS.  if you buy the license, you can actually monitor the boot up include the POST and manage the OS as in a KVM over IP solution.

without iLO, i know of no other way to remotely power on a server that's been powered off, but that doesn't mean one doesn't exist.

actually, i guess if the BIOS was configured to power on a server when power is applied and you had a power switch that you could manage remotely, you could power cycle the ports the server was connected to making it appear as if power was newly applied...this might work to bring a server back online.
0
 
sam0x01Commented:
IBM Servers have a similar thing to iLO (integrated Lights Out) called RSA (Remote Supervisory Agent)
0
 
ts4673Commented:
check out poweronmypc.com
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now