You can use the CCM Command Center to explicitly wake up managed computers that are compatible with the Intel Wired for Management (WfM) standard and its Remote Wake-Up (RWU) feature.
NOTE: The CCM Command Center does not check to see if any managed computer is WfM-compatible. When CCM sends a wake-up call to a computer that is not WfM-compatible, the call is ignored.
You may need to explicitly wake up a computer or push a job in the following circumstances:
When you do not know the state of the computer and it has a pending job.
When you are testing a new package and have manually reset its phase to Assigned.
Explicitly waking up a computer and pushing jobs immediately wakes up the computer if it is not already turned on. The resulting behavior of the computer depends on the following factors:
If the computer is a "Push Only" computer, that is its Windows Agent Action Interval parameter is set to None, the computer immediately polls for the assigned jobs and the Windows Agent immediately executes the jobs.
If the computer's Windows Agent has a defined Action Interval parameter and the Computer Priority is set to 0 in the Boot and Security tab of the Edit Computer Properties dialog box, the computer immediately polls for the assigned jobs and the Windows Agent immediately executes the jobs.
If the computer's Windows Agent has a defined Action Interval parameter and the Computer Priority is set to 1 or greater in the Boot and Security tab of the Edit Computer Properties dialog box, the computer repeatedly polls at the specified Action Interval. The Windows Agent executes the assigned jobs at the first polling interval that falls within the Action Period specified in the Time Control section of the <Server Name> Properties dialog box.
The CCM Notification service controls network load for push tasks, based on settings in the ccmnotify.cfg file. For more information about this file, see the ON Command CCM Reference.
NOTE: If the managed computer is manually shut down after the wake up call but before the Action Interval, the wake up call is not resent and the computer remains turned off. In order to have the job executed, you must explicitly wake up and push the job to the computer.
Tip: If you want to send an explicit Wake Up/Push command to a computer, its priority must be set to 0.
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