How can we improve the SMA (K1000)?

Wake on Lan to be Not Dependent on ARP Cache

Would like the K1000's Wake-On-Lan implementation to function more like a program called Spiceworks. The appliance currently dependent on the ARP cache. KACE WOL is dependent on the ARP cache of the network gateway device (i.e. router) to determine where to send the Wake-On-Lan packets to. The concern is if a machine is turned off for an extended amount of time (e.g. days), the ARP cache would be cleared on his network gateway devices, and the K1000 won't be able to wake up the device.

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  • Jenni Keister commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Trying to use WOL so I can patch PC's on the weekend rather than during the work week. Looks like this was posted 4 years ago. Running out of ideas to make this patching process less disruptive to staff.

  • Jarred Wheeler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed! Our ARP tables clear every 5 minutes. Wake on LAN is extremely flaky around here (4000+ machines). It gets really frustrating when attempting to image a lab with zero touch...considering that we have to walk to the lab and manually turn on 90% of the machines.

    Please fix with a database housed on the appliance!

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