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I'm doing virtualization with KVM and managing via the Libvirt daemon.

How do I start a virtual machine via wake-on-lan?

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Wake-On-LAN is Wake-On-LAN, wether you use a virtual machine or a physical machine. If your virtualization software supports it then just use a WoL tool against the MAC address.

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But how do I do this with KVM+libvirt? –  user130356 Feb 1 '13 at 12:15

I've found Libvirt-wakeonlan which seems to do it. I have no idea how mature it is and how well it works. The approach seems right. https://github.com/simoncadman/libvirt-wakeonlan

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From the author when asked about maturity: It's not particularly mature, it lacks things like logging, and has only really been properly tested under Gentoo Linux. I've been using it for a development environment for about 9 months and it's been completely stable so far, but as far as I know nobody has used in a production environment. –  user130356 Feb 2 '13 at 22:41

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