Wake on LAN Virtual Machine

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Wake on LAN Virtual Machine

Postby DocBrown » 23. Jan 2014, 08:16

It appears from my research that VB does not support WOL on guests. I also found the following app that appears to fit the bill. Anyone have experience with this and know/believe that this SW is safe?

http://www.yarovy.com/wolvm/index.html

Thanks,
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Re: Wake on LAN Virtual Machine

Postby Webby@webby.com » 20. Feb 2014, 16:11

I am also interested in WOL for virtual box. I have downloaded the programme suggested above....I fround this post by searching for reviews on the programme.
I have installed it and seems to be ok and has found my virtual machines.

But I cannot make them WOL
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Re: Wake on LAN Virtual Machine

Postby Webby@webby.com » 20. Feb 2014, 16:26

Further to my Previous post Yes it works!

You need to go in to options and set the desired port number
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Re: Wake on LAN Virtual Machine

Postby Rootman » 20. Feb 2014, 19:42

You guys must of busted the guys site - I keep getting a time out error.
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Re: Wake on LAN Virtual Machine

Postby DocBrown » 3. Mar 2014, 01:44

The site is back up as of this posting. This tool appears to recognize the target system based on the configured MAC address and launches the VBoxManage.exe command with appropriate parameters. But, I have encountered one serious limitation for me. The environment I am using to try and wake up the VMs is sending multiple wake up packets in rapid succession. It appears to be calling VBoxManage each time it receives a wake up packet directed at the same VM. This seems to confuse VBoxManager which generates errors and fails to launch the VM.

I've been working with the developer but so far don't have a resolution that will work for me.
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