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

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • The win_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
integer
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. It always report a change.
  • 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).

Examples

- name: Send a magic Wake-on-LAN packet to 00:00:5E:00:53:66
  win_wakeonlan:
    mac: 00:00:5E:00:53:66
    broadcast: 192.0.2.23

- name: Send a magic Wake-On-LAN packet on port 9 to 00-00-5E-00-53-66
  win_wakeonlan:
    mac: 00-00-5E-00-53-66
    port: 9
  delegate_to: remote_system

Status

Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)

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