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

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection.

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.

Parameters

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

community.windows.win_wakeonlan

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_wakeonlan module.

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)