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how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

 
Franco Ropelato
Occasional Visitor

how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

Hi. I read that is possible to enable the "wake on lan" feature on the System Configuration Menu. My question is: it's possible to enable the feature also with a shell command on hp-ux? (something that would be similar to the "consvar -s wol_enable on" command on Tru64).
Thanks!
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BrianDoyle
Trusted Contributor

Re: how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

Try the "lanboot" command on the EFI shell (Integrity servers).
Are you trying to Ignite a server?
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

Why would you want that? Servers are suppose to run 24x7.
Franco Ropelato
Occasional Visitor

Re: how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

@Yalla:
I'm searching a way to set the wake on lan option thru an O.S. command and not thru an EFI command, because I have a lot of servers and I don't want to go there physically one by one.

@Dennis Handly:
each rule (servers don't stop) has its exceptions and I need to stop and re-wake servers for energy savvy behaviour.

thanks!
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

>I need to stop and re-wake servers for energy savvy behaviour.

I seriously doubt that HP-UX knows how to do this? It isn't windows.
What about peripherals?
Franco Ropelato
Occasional Visitor

Re: how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

It's not windows, but, as I said, Tru64 on Integrity can set the wol with the command: "consvar -s wol_enable on"
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

>It's not windows

That could be the issue. I don't think HP-UX is designed like windows to do this.

>Tru64 on Integrity can set the WOL with the command: "consvar -s wol_enable on"

I wasn't aware of Tru64 on Integrity? Just OpenVMS.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

> I wasn't aware of Tru64 on Integrity? Just
> OpenVMS.

For good reason. This is the Alpha SRM
console. (And, apparently on some fancier
hardware than mine, as I see no wol_enable
variable on my Alpha systems (workstations).)

Luckily, I have no idea if HP's IA64 hardware
and/or firmware can do wake-on-lan, let alone
if there's a way to enable it without talking
directly to the EFI consolee.
Bhadresh
Trusted Contributor

Re: how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

You can use Integrated Lights-out(iLO) to start and stop the server.

Have a look at following thread:
http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1256306

Regards,
Bhadresh
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

The thing you have to remember with HP-UX is that it is either running or not. There is no "sleep" state like Windows can go into.

If you could somehow shut the server down when there is no activity, it would be all the way down. Then if something could sense network activity, it would have to completely restart. The OS would have to come up and all applications would have to restart. This could take several minutes, which I don't think would what you want.

While I understand the need for energy savings and being "green" there are limits to what can be done. I think you have just reached one of those limits.

While it may be a good idea, I don't think it is possible, or practical, to implement on an HP-UX server.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

> Jul 27, 2010 10:25:52 GMT 0 pts

> Jul 27, 2010 13:34:05 GMT 7 pts

I'm confused. Are you looking for a way to
control an HP-UX server remotely, or are you
looking for an answer to your original
question?

Is there some actual problem which you are
trying to solve? (My psychic powers are too
weak to let me guess what it might be.)
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

>Patrick: While I understand the need for energy savings and being "green" there are limits to what can be done.

There are HPVMs to use existing hardware more efficiently. And for Integrity blades, you can use that to save power and run the chips slower.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: how enable wake on lan on hp-ux

If you review the Integrity server quickspecs you will find some (e.g. rx2600) that supports wake on lan. This belongs to the core I/O card only.

But why not using the MP/iLO to power the hardware on/off?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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