Wake on LAN

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MMoss
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Wake on LAN

Is it possible to initiate a WOL via the API and Python? I found many ways to do it locally, but we operate remotely and since it operate on Layer 2 I'm looking for a way to kick it off using the switch. It's built into the console, but I need to be able to do it using a script or some other method.

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PhilipDAth
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To the best of my knowledge this can not be done via the API.

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PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

To the best of my knowledge this can not be done via the API.

SoCalRacer
Kind of a big deal

Not sure exactly how you are using this, but usually your can schedule a WOL from a server or from the endpoint via Powershell or something you are comfortable with.

MMoss
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It's an odd situation, I won't go into details but needless to say we need to keep 2 desktops up. People are turning them off and while I said a GPO removing the power button function and the software power button would likely be the best option he said to see if I could use WOL instead. 

Nash
Kind of a big deal

Oy, that sounds frustrating. Too bad you can't lock them in a cage. Perhaps one that provides an incentive to not touch it. (Such as some nice punky spikes, or it makes a squeaky chalkboard sound no matter what touches it.)

MMoss
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@Nash I've requested we just buy a dedicated box to run these things from. These remote locations are small, but even a used Dell r620 can be found cheap. I'll settle for a run of the mill PC with 10 Pro if I'm being honest. Small server offers a lot more options though. Unfortunately the cost of a Server OS is the real cost issue. Maybe it can run 10 Pro instead but not sure. Either way it's back to the drawing board and setting up a GPO I guess 

PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

A Raspberry Pi 4 is considerably cheaper... 

MMoss
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@PhilipDAth You would be correct, but we are not allowed to use Linux. Plus I'd like to throw some other goodies on it since it's in place.

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