I have similar, if not identical issue described here:
I also have NUC8iBEK, with ESXi6.7U1 installed. Basically, if I switch off the power (at the socket) and switch it on again, Intel NUC will wake up with WOL / Magic Packet sent to the mac address of the network interface. ESXi will start up as expected.
But if I "Shut Down" from ESXi GUI.. the network switch seems to show the port/interface as "up", even though NUC box have powered down. WOL/Magic packet does not wake it up no matter how many times I tried, until I switch off the power completely off and then on again.
I have followed the suggestion to update to BIOS version 0056, but that did not help.
Anyone else having this issue?
It did not help unfortunately. Note that I have a 2nd generation NUC as well with the same ESXi software installed. When I do a shutdown on that old NUC.. it seems to shut down the network interface correctly. I can wake up that one without any issue.
regarding the link you provided, the bios setting is already set correctly by default
This has never worked on my new NUC8i5BEK. I’ve only just installed ESXi on it.
As mentioned, my old 4th gen (not 2nd gen.. sorry) NUC (model: BOXD54250WYKH) works fine, and is still able to wake up properly after shutting down ESXi.
I am not running Windows or Linux on the box itself, so I can’t see how I could run that System Support Utility. Do you absolutely need this? Can I run this from a virtual machine on ESXi?
The NUC box is connected to a Mikrotik RB850Gx2 router.. info on the router can be found here:
I am also experiencing the same issue with my NUCi8BEH running the same version of ESXi (6.7U1). Magic packets will not wake the NUC if shutdown was initiated from ESXi. WOL works only after shutdown via the power button or by unplugging the power cable.
Using the latest BIOS BECFL357.86A
Hi RRod34. Please see my answer from March 26. I apologize if that answer is bit hard to find (you may have to click 'show previous answers' below the original question). We are working to improve the usability of our new forums.
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