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WOL Requirements

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Ensure your target systems meet the following requirements to use the WOL feature.

  • The target systems must have a network card that supports WOL.
  • The target systems must have WOL enabled. This is typically enabled in the BIOS.
  • Patch Manager must be able to reach the target systems with a UDP broadcast. By default, many network devices do not forward UDP broadcasts, so a best practice is to perform the WOL function from the local subnet of the target system. You can achieve this by deploying secondary Patch Manager servers with the Automation role to any subnets that contain WOL targets.
  • Patch Manager must know the MAC address of the target systems. To get systems' MAC addresses in Patch Manager, execute the Discovery task for each subnet that contains WOL targets.
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