Enabling Wake-on-LAN (WOL) on Supermicro X11 servers is a simple process that involves making changes to the server's BIOS and network settings. Here's how to do it:
Enter the BIOS: To enter the BIOS, restart your Supermicro X11 server and press the "Delete" key during the boot-up process.
Navigate to the Power Management Settings: In the BIOS, navigate to the "Power Management" or "Advanced" tab and find the "Wake-On-LAN" or "WOL" option.
Enable WOL: Change the WOL setting from "Disabled" to "Enabled" or "On." If there is a sub-option for "PME Event Wake Up," make sure it is also enabled.
Save and Exit the BIOS: Once you have made the changes, save the changes and exit the BIOS.
Enable WOL in the Network Settings: In your server's network settings, make sure that WOL is enabled. This can be done through the server's operating system or through the network adapter's properties in the Device Manager.
Test WOL: To test if WOL is working, shut down the server and use a WOL utility to send a WOL magic packet to the server's IP address. The server should turn on and start booting up.
Note: The specific steps may vary depending on the version of the BIOS and the network adapter you are using. Refer to your server's manual or Supermicro's website for more detailed instructions.