Set your proxmox node to respond at wake-on-lan messages

Install ethtool

Install ethtool go to your node shell

apt install ethtool

Get your interface name

ip addr

Check if wake-on-lan is already activ

You need to find how your interface is named. You cal look for it under System > Network In our case our interface is named enp6s0 Look at the current configuration:

ethtool enp6s0

If you find this row:

wake on: d

that mean it’s disabled

Enable wake-on-lan

ethtool -s enp6s0 wol g

Set option in the interfaces configuration file

nano /etc/network/interface

add the following line to the configuration file

post-up /usr/sbin/ethtool -s enp6s0 wol g

under the iface line of your interface. The final result should look like this:

auto enp6s0
    iface enp6s0 inet manual
    post-up /usr/sbin/ethtool -s enp6s0 wol g

save and exit

Let Proxmox keep the configuration

To keep the configuration we need to reload the proxmox settings inthe gui. To do this go to your node > System > Network select your WoL interface and click “Edit”. Add the Autostart flag and save.

Testing time

Now turn off your proxmox node, the from your favorite WoL sender send the magic package to your node. If the node start-up your configuration is set.