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Leslie79
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ESXi guest VM not waking from standby (WOL)

Hi,

I am working with

HPE-ESXi-6.7.0-Update2-iso-Gen9plus-670.U2.10.4.1.8

on a single ESXi 6.7 host with the standard license. (No vSphere Server)

I am unable to bring a VM out of standby by means of sending WOL packets on the same subnet.

Wake On Lan is confirmed enabled on the vmnic, WOL is also enabled in the Firewall rules

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On a VM level standby and WOL is enabled and I'm using VMXNET 3 adapters.

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I am able to put the VM in standby, either through the OS as well as manually through the interface.

This works well. I can also bring it back out of standby by using the Resume button.

(The OS is Win10 1809 with Sleep enabled power state S1.)

However when sending a WOL packet from another VM (or physical computer) on the same subnet the VM is not waking up.

I have confirmed the WOL packet arrives in the OS by using another tool ( https://www.depicus.com/wake-on-lan/wake-on-lan-monitor )

Is there anything I am missing?

Kind regards,

Leslie

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