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How to Monitor Wake On LAN Activity

Updated: January 1, 2012

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

You can monitor Wake On LAN activity in Configuration Manager 2007 with the following procedures:

  • Using the Wake On LAN performance counters for SMS Wake On LAN Communication.

  • Identifying wake-up activity for a defined period with the report History of Wake On LAN activity.

To monitor Wake On LAN by using the Wake On LAN performance counters

  1. In the Performance utility, Performance Monitor, ensure that the site server is selected as the target computer and from the Performance object dropdown menu, select SMS Wake On LAN Communication.

  2. Select either All counters or select Select counters from list:, and click one or more of the following options:

    • Number of packets per second

    • Total number of packets failed

    • Total number of packets sent

    • Total number of requests pending

  3. Click Add for each Wake On LAN performance counter you require.

  4. Click Close.

To identify Wake On LAN activity for a defined period by running a report

  1. In the administrator console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Reporting / Reports.

  2. In the Reports node, click the Category column to sort the reports so you can more easily find the reports relating to Wake On LAN.

  3. Right-click the report History of Wake On LAN activity, and then click Run.

  4. In the Report Information window, either accept the default value of 1Period in Days or type in your preferred number of days from which you require Wake On LAN activity information, and then click Run.

  5. In the Report Information window, click Display to view the report.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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