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I am not sure if this is even possible, but I am curious if it is possible to remotely turn on my server from something like remote desktop.

The server is an IBM X series 236.

Is this possible, and if show how would I go about accomplishing this?
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Check if your NIC supports "Wake On LAN" (WOL).
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You could always have it plugged into a managed power strip or something. Then remote into the power strip and trip the plug
 
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Check if your NIC supports "Wake On LAN" (WOL).
iirc wol will only work if the pc is in g1 or g2 acpi modes, so basically the pc must be in sleep, hibernate, or soft off modes. if the pc has been mechanically turned off (actually powered down), it cannot be started by wol

but with the availability of s1/s3/s4, you shouldnt need to actually power it down and could then wake it with wol
    
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post #5 of 7
no, there is no way to remotly turn on/off the server. you can however install a client through ssh that will boot with the system and allow you to view it as the OS is loading.

TightVNC is a solid program that does this.
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post #6 of 7
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Well I managed to answer my own question, and would like to share the answer with any one curious about the same subject.

The technology is called Wake on Lan (WOL). It sends a UDP broadcast to the server's MAC address telling it to turn on. Most modern computer leave the Network Interface Card (NIC) on even when the computer is turned off which is what makes this trick possible, however not all computers will support this feature.

Download the small program Here.

EDIT: Sorry guys, didn't notice people had already suggested this. Thanks for the help!
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post #7 of 7
wol still wont bring it up from an "off" state as only acpi states g1 and g2 are supported

and any fairly modern mobo will support wol
    
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