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


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IT Management Suite


How does a computer with an Notification Server Agent installed become a Wake-on-LAN (WOL) relay agent?


ITMS 8.x


In order to become a Wake-on-LAN (WOL) 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. SMP Server
    2. Package Server
    3. Computer with the Symantec Management Agent (Altiris Agent) installed.

If any of the above are met, then the following is added to it:

  1. When was the last configuration event?
  2. When was the last Basic Inventory sent?

All NICs reported by TCPIP inventory are eligible; However, if a machine has a NIC that uses either as the default gateway, or does not have a gateway, it will be excluded from the list of candidate relay agents.