Receives Wake-On-LAN magic packets and starts up virtual machines. Supports Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtual PC, VirtualBox, VMware Server, Workstation, Player, Parallels WS. The built-in service allows to run machines without logon to host machine.
If physical host machine has not enough resources or performance to keep every virtual machine running the solution is to start virtual machines only when needed. Wake-On-LAN Virtual Machine implements the Wake-On-LAN computer networking standard to turn on virtual machines. When the program starts it searches for existing Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Virtual PC, Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Server, VMware Workstation, VMware Player and Parallels Workstation virtual machines. Then it retrieves a list of virtual machine names, their MAC addresses and optional SecureOn passwords and shows it as a tree view. The list can be exported to different file formats. If Wake-On-LAN Virtual Machine receives a magic packets with MAC address which is in the list it turns on the found virtual machine using vendor utilities. If a magic packet contains a six byte SecureOn password the machine only wakes up if the password is correct. The program consists of a Windows GUI application and a Windows service. The Windows service allows to power on virtual machines without logon to the host machine. Wake-On-LAN Virtual Machine shows log information on the screen, generates a log file and Event Viewer logs.