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Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

Occasional Advisor

Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

Hi,

Has anyone successfully used OVCCM to power on a PC remotely?

I have tried but without any success. I created a new job to power on a PC but oddly, I wasn't asked to fill in the MAC addr.

Anyone knows?
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Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

If you are doing this via the Portal then the device must be discovered or RMS must post the MAC address in the Devices properties as the Task obtains the MAC address from it.
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

Another thought, is your network restricted?
Not all networks allow transmission of the magic packet.
Occasional Advisor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

Hi,

Sorry for the ignorance, but what is RMS?

The network is not restricted as I used another WOL program to test and it worked.
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

Radia Messaging Server.
Sorry, forgot that this is CCM.
Take a look at page 161 of the Guide.
Did you enable WOL?
Occasional Advisor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

WOL turned on the clients.

Is there something I need to set in OVCCM?

I added a device based on the IP. Oddly, I wasn't asked for the MAC addr which I thought was necessary for WOL.
Occasional Advisor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

oops. I meant the wake-on-lan feature was enabled on the client PCs.
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

As you say, you need the MAC.
The Protal expects to have RMA installed with the client so it can report the MAC.
If you manually created the Device I suppose you could try to add the MAC to it.
Occasional Advisor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

So the agent must be installed? Hmm... I've come across a simple WOL program that is able to obtain the MAC addr just by supplying the client's IP to it, assuming the client is on.

I'm wondering if it is possible to use OVCCM to scan the entire network, store all the MAC addresses, then turn on the PCs when needed.
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

If you are using CCM then that would be the way.
If not then a customization would be required.
How do you intent to use WOL?
Occasional Advisor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

I intend to use it to manage HP PCs in a network. The purpose is to use WOL to turn on multiple PCs based on a schedule.

These PCs have some in-house applications installed that require patching from time to time. By turning them on, the applications will automatically patch themselves through the network.

The issue is that, I've to avoid installing anything unnecessary like the agent as these PCs do not belong to me.
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

If you don't intend to manage them then I might choose another tool.
GLM
Advisor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

Hi,

When devices already have the CCM Agent configured, RMA is installed by default too or need any additional configuration?

Device properties have the "Device Name" and "IP" but not the MAC. Is suppose the MAC be there too?
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

Yes, RMA is installed too.
I think MAC is there but not revealed.
GLM
Advisor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

OVCCM WOL should work without extra configurations, right?

For example, when schedule a job to WOL a device, the job ends without errors but the WOL don't occur.

Using an external program, not related to OVCCM, WOL works fine.

Any ideia?

Thks
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

You do need to enable WOL for the Device.
See page 161 of the Guide and the Power Management Wizard section on page 163
GLM
Advisor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

I always enable that option. The job is created and finish with sucess but the device(s) never wakes.

Everything's correct with BIOS and NIC configuration because, as I said before, with an external app. WOL works fine on devices.

Thks anyway
GLM
Advisor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

RMA is suppose to run as a service on client?

Thks
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Power On (Wake-On-Lan)

RMA is a service running on the client.
Post some http logs and we'll take a look.
//Add this to "OnDomLoad" event