Many administrator’s around the world always carry dozens of free utilities with them while they work as a in-house system administrator or as a field engineer or working as a consultant.
Scenarios in which we can use the tool.
- While working on a project with multiple sites. Incase of power failure on a remote site, switching on a server requires manual intervention. Wake On Lan can do the magic.
- Administrators working from a main site can switch on the remote server in an event of unexpected server shutdown.
Other details on how to use is listed on the product website.
In figure 1 as we can see MAC address is a must. So please make a note of important servers MAC address and save in a secure location.
In figure 2 Wake on Magic Packet which is enabled by default on NIC cards for servers. In case if this is disabled then make sure they are enabled.
Important : At least one physical machine must be accessible remotely from the same LAN with which we can send the packets. Directly from remote machine or from a different subnets the tool won’t work.
There are dozens of other free tools and also business software available at the product website Gammadyne.