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...

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 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

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.

SCCM® Plugin

Are you looking for professional and reliable Wake on LAN and Remote Shutdown solutions that are integrated seamlessly into your SCCM installation? Then you're in the right place!
Auto Shutdown Manager supports WoL and Remote Shutdown to devices and device collections across entire networks, IP segments, VLANs, and even the Internet.

 

Starting with Auto Shutdown Manager Release 5.0.7.8 EnviProt offers a plugin for the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager©.

Very simple installation:

Reliable WOL for SCCM

Plugin Installed:

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The plugin supports all WoL (Wake on LAN) capabilities offered by the Auto Shutdown Manager Server, such as local broadcasts, directed broadcasts and WoL proxies to enable the waking of clients or collections over IP segments, VLANs, and the Internet.

 

The plugin also supports all remote shutdown and remote sleep modes offered by the Auto Shutdown Manager Server, such as Standby, Hibernate, Restart, Shutdown, and Log Off Users. All modes are applicable to individual clients or collections.

 

WoL SCCM Deployments via Auto Shutdown Manager Server

The SCCM-Plugin also supports an integrated Application Deployment Scanner that automatically transfers SCCM schedules to the Auto Shutdown Manager Server for reliable WoL. Supported are schedules for application deployments and updates, as well as packages. All needed data is read via WMI, no further configuration is required.


An application deployment as scheduled in SCCM (UTC-based):

SCCM based software deployment scheule

 

This deployment transferred into the Auto Shutdown Manager Server WoL Scheduler with the time zone corrected.

SCCM based software deployment processed in Auto Shutdown Manager WOL Scheduler


 More details can be found in the manual. Get your free 45-day trial release. Get it here now!

  

*) Microsoft, SCCM and Windows are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

 

Reliable Wake On LAN

Leading PC Power Management Software "Auto Shutdown Manager" not only allows for the intelligent shutdown of computers, laptops, and servers but also for powering them via Wake on LAN over different network segments and VLANs - even over the Internet.

Herrenberg, July 2014. Developed by the German supplier EnviProt, the PC Power Management solution "Auto Shutdown Manager", known for reliable energy savings in professional environments, has been enhanced in the new version by important functions in the area of enterprise Wake-On-LAN. One of the innovations is the introduction of WOL proxiesWOL Proxies come into play where directed broadcasts are not working or are not allowed to be used. The administrator can declare computers in remote locations that are already in continuous 24/7 operation to act as WoL proxies for the local network. The central Auto Shutdown Manager Server then uses the WoL proxies to wake computers in the corresponding locations. A wake-up command to the corresponding WoL proxy is send instead of a WoL broadcast. Thus, the Wake on LAN technology can be controlled centrally and used across the enterprise and subsidiaries without having to configure the firewalls and routers.

 

 

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Moreover, a Wake on LAN/WAN (WOW) client for JAVA and Android devices has been developed. Both are still in the BETA phase, but can already be tested and used. The WOW Client allows users on the road or in their home offices to turn on their computers at the company and keep them running as long as they are needed.


Another new feature allows waking virtual machines via standard WoL technics. For this purpose, the virtual machines must only be advertised in the Auto Shutdown Manager. Incoming WoL Magic Packets broadcasts are then evaluated, and the corresponding virtual machine is woken automatically if the MAC virtual address matches.

Finally, the integration into the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is complete. Thus, individual computers or entire computer collections can be woken or shut down, rebooted, or put into a power saving mode directly from the Configuration Manager Console.


More details about Wake nn Lan can be found here.


About EnviProt:

EnviProt is a leading Green-IT Software vendor. Headquartered in Germany, EnviProt conducts business worldwide.
The flagship product, Auto Shutdown Manager, is a Windows Service based, centrally managed and network-enabled professional PC Power Management solution for enterprises, public sectors, educational institutions and NPOs, which helps to save money and to increase security.

Auto Shutdown Manager allows for the intelligent startup of needed computers and the shutting down of unused computers - unlike other solutions, it does not interrupt working users or productive systems.
Auto Shutdown Manager is a proven technology that is used by thousands of customers from all over the world.

More information and a free 45-day trial is available at www.enviprot.com