We have eight ESX 3.5 U4 (VC is 2.5 U4) that runs on HP Proliant BL 465c G1 with the latest firmware. I have enabled Wake on lan in bios but still it say that Wake on Lan is not supported on nic 0 and 1 (Broadcom NetXtreme ll BCM5706). Does anyone have some tip for me what to check and what I have missed? We need this to work before we enable DPM.
if you use the command ethtool with each nic you said wake on lan is not enabled
what is the result? (over there you should get if your nic support WOL)
Have you also update the NIC firmware?
Remember that DPM is not supported in production (with VI 3.5).
Note also that in vSphere you can wake up the host also via IPMI or ILOE.