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Dell PowerEdge T610 Wake On Lan

Posted on 2012-04-05
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I have new server,DELL Poweredge T610 and Installed ESXi 4.1 Free version. Works Perfekt with 4 VMs. sometimes I switch off my server.But i am looking possibility remotely switch on my server(wake on Lan).

Is there a way we can switch on Server through WOL (wake-on-lan) even Server is Powered Off ?
Please how to guiede if possible?
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Question by:apollo-13
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by:Kent Dyer
ID: 37815158
As long as you know the MAC Address and WOL is enabled (it has to be enabled first in the BIOS).  The reason being, it could be security risk if your system functions as a server outside your DMZ.

HTH,

Kent
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by:apollo-13
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Hi kdyer
this is test server .This server has not link with real network.

(it has to be enabled first in the BIOS).  and which step is second?
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by:apollo-13
ID: 37815495
ok i did Bios changing and I have a mac address to.
How can and where to write for wol starts?
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by:Callandor
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by:apollo-13
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I downloded Utility but No success start my server Remote.I also opened ports on the router.where can be a Problem?
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by:Callandor
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Did you forward the ports that you opened up?  The ports on the target machine need the port forwarding from the router.
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by:apollo-13
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Hi Callandor
I can start server local lan with utility but over internet not.Port is open(udp 5058).I think problem is router issiue.(Default router not forward Broadcast domain).any idea?
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by:Callandor
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In the router port forwarding section, you have to add 5058 and send it to the internal address of your server (if you use DHCP, it will look like 192.168.0.x, or something similar).
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charlestasse earned 350 total points
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Instead of messing with WOL, the T610 has the embedded iDRAC Express. Setup its IP on the network and hit it with your browser, here you and power cycle the server, on/off/reboot...etc
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