community.general.wakeonlan module – Send a magic Wake-on-LAN (WoL) broadcast packet

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 8.3.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.wakeonlan.

Synopsis

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

Aliases: remote_management.wakeonlan

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

broadcast

string

Network broadcast address to use for broadcasting magic Wake-on-LAN packet.

Default: "255.255.255.255"

mac

string / required

MAC address to send Wake-on-LAN broadcast packet for.

port

integer

UDP port to use for magic Wake-on-LAN packet.

Default: 7

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: full

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: none

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

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

community.windows.win_wakeonlan

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

Examples

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

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

Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)