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I am using VMWare ESXi 3.5 on my server, and I want to be able to remotely boot the server up. In the bios settings of the computer, I enabled Wake on Lan. I know usually with Windows XP and other Windows Operating Systems, you have to also enable wake on lan in the network card settings. Do I need to do this with ESXi, and if so, how?


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You would need to add ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "TRUE" to each vmx file that you would like to enable WOL on.

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