How an NS Agent becomes a Wake on LAN (WOL) Relay Agent

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Article ID: 181190

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Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server)

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Question
How does a computer with an Notification Server Agent installed become a Wake on LAN relay agent?

Answer
In order to become a Wake on LAN Relay Agent for a particular subnet, the following criteria are used, in order:

  1. Candidacy: Order of priority to even become a Relay Agent is:
    1. Notification Server
    2. Package Server
    3. Computer with the Altiris Agent installed.

      If any of the above are met, then the following is added to it:
  2. When was the last configuration event?
  3. When was the last Basic Inventory sent?

Service Pack 3 notes: All NIC' reported by TCPIP inventory are eligible; however, if a machine has a NIC that uses either 0.0.0.0 as the default gateway, or does not have a gateway, it will be excluded from the list of candidate relay agents.