Raspberry Pi as WOL Proxy

Raspberry Pi as WoL Proxy

Auto Shutdown Manager Server supports Wake on LAN (WoL) on remote networks by using so-called directed broadcasts or WoL proxies. Because of the potential security issues of directed broadcasts, WoL proxies are the technology of choice in almost all scenarios when it comes to waking remote computers located outside of the local network.RaspberryPi

 

Every computer that runs the Auto Shutdown Manager client can be used as a WoL proxy. In many cases, small PCs or local servers running 24/7 can do the job on remote locations.

 

 

However, if no such server or PC is available, you now can use one of the affordable and low-power consuming Raspberry Pi® devices.

Raspberry Pi as WOL Proxy

 

Download the software and a short manual here.

 

US ISD Wakes and Manages 8500 PCs

Mesquite Independent School District (MISD) needed a power management system that was compatible with Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager System (SCCM) 2012 R2 and allowed its network operations staff to orchestrate the powering down and the waking up of its 8,500 PCs efficiently in order to achieve the department’s goals of keeping its computers up to date without interrupting call times, while adhering to the district’s green initiative – all on a budget.... please read more in the following case study:

 

   Case Study: US School District Wakes up 8500 PCs on 47 campuses...

WOL for VMs

WoL VMs– Start virtual machines based on the corresponding WoL Magic Packet (Release 5.0.5.21 or higher)


When this option is enabled, Auto Shutdown Manager will analyze incoming WoL Magic Packages and compare the coded MAC address with those of the known virtual machines. When they match, Auto Shutdown Manager then starts the corresponding VM automatically.

 wol vms

Android WOW Client (PoC)

This is a Proof of Concept (PoC) WOW “Wake On WAN” Client for Android devices.

The Android WOW Client can be used with Auto Shutdown Manager Server Version 5.

Please visit our forum for more details and the download.

WoL Proxies

Wake on LAN proxies – wake up remote PCs without using directed broadcasts.

Auto Shutdown Manager supports so-called directed broadcasts to wake up PCs in remote IP segments or VLANs. However, in some situations, you can’t or don’t want to use the directed broadcast technology. In this case, a WoL Proxy comes into play.

 WOL Proxy in Auto Shutdown Manager

A WoL Proxy is a PC running the Auto Shutdown Manager client or an Java supported device such as the Raspberry Pi running the Java based WoL proxy. It should be configured to run for 24/7. Ideally, this is a server PC that would run 24/7 anyway or, alternatively, a low-power PC that runs at the remote site.

 

Try Auto Shutdown Manager's WoL proxies to achieve the most reliable WoL solution across all your networks and VLANs.