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wakeonlan – Send a magic Wake-on-LAN (WoL) broadcast packet

Synopsis

  • The wakeonlan module sends magic Wake-on-LAN (WoL) broadcast packets.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
broadcast
-
Default:
"255.255.255.255"
Network broadcast address to use for broadcasting magic Wake-on-LAN packet.
mac
- / required
MAC address to send Wake-on-LAN broadcast packet for.
port
-
Default:
7
UDP port to use for magic Wake-on-LAN packet.

Notes

Note

  • This module sends a magic packet, without knowing whether it worked
  • Only works if the target system was properly configured for Wake-on-LAN (in the BIOS and/or the OS)
  • Some BIOSes have a different (configurable) Wake-on-LAN boot order (i.e. PXE first).

See Also

See also

win_wakeonlan – Send a magic Wake-on-LAN (WoL) broadcast packet
The official documentation on the win_wakeonlan module.

Examples

- name: Send a magic Wake-on-LAN packet to 00:00:5E:00:53:66
  wakeonlan:
    mac: '00:00:5E:00:53:66'
    broadcast: 192.0.2.23
  delegate_to: localhost

- wakeonlan:
    mac: 00:00:5E:00:53:66
    port: 9
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)

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