IFTTT stands for "If This Then That" and currently allows me to power on and off my Linux servers. Below i'll lay out exactly how I accomplished this. Requirements Linux server with out-of-band (ilo, idrac) Always-on Linux server (I'm using an odroid c2) Dropbox account IFTTT Optional: Ability to create IFTTT widget buttons on your phone Our setup L1: Linux Server we want to control L2: L1's out-of-band connection L3: Always-on linux server Set up the control scripts SSH to L3, cd to /usr/local/bin/ and create two scripts; one to turn on L1, one to turn off L1 Turning on L1 Create a file called L1-on.exp and paste in one of the two expect scripts below to control power-on depending on whether you have a Dell with iDrac or HP with iLo. (Dell with iDrac) Code: #!/usr/bin/expect -f # Replace [email protected] and IDRAC-PASSWORD-HERE with your settings spawn ssh [email protected] expect "password: " send "IDRAC-PASSWORD-HERE\r" expect "admin1-> " send "racadm serveraction powerup\r" sleep 2 expect "admin1-> " send "exit\r" (HP with iLo) Code: #!/usr/bin/expect -f # Replace [email protected] and ILO-PASSWORD-HERE with your settings spawn ssh [email protected] expect "password: " send "ILO-PASSWORD-HERE\r" expect "</>hpiLO-> " send "power on\r" sleep 2 expect "iLO-> " send "exit\r" Turning off L1 using SSH (note: you will need to have ssh keys set up from L3 to L1, or use an expect script to enter in the password, etc..) Code: #!/bin/bash ssh [email protected] "shutdown -h now" Download / set up the dropbox CLI tool Follow instructions to set up the dropbox_uploader.sh tool here: https://github.com/andreafabrizi/Dropbox-Uploader (I keep dropbox_uploader.sh in /usr/local/bin/) Set up ifttt Create two applets. Each one will create a text file on dropbox. To turn on server Create applet to create a file called l1up.txt with any/no content and note the Dropbox path. My path is Google/ifttt/ (Log in to hide this advertisement) To turn off server Create applet to create a file called l1off.txt with any/no content and note the Dropbox path. My path is Google/ifttt/ optional widget buttons Create widget buttons on your phone to easily power on/off your servers from the applets you created. I'm not sure if iOS can do this or not but know Android can. Call one L1-up and the other L1-off. Create and set up the dropbox monitoring script (Back on L3 again.. ) We need to create a script in /usr/local/bin/ which I call monitor-ifttt.sh. Here are the contents. You will want to change your hostnames. This file grabs files from the Dropbox: Google/ifttt/ directory. It will also log startups / shutdowns in /tmp/L1.log. Code: #!/bin/bash # Check your paths here /usr/local/bin/dropbox_uploader.sh list Google/ifttt > /tmp/ifttt File="/tmp/ifttt" # Monitor to turn L1 on - check your paths here if grep -q l1up "$File"; then /usr/local/bin/dropbox_uploader.sh delete Google/ifttt/l1up.txt && /bin/rm /tmp/ifttt && echo "Time: $(date) started L1" >> /tmp/L1.log && /usr/local/bin/l1-on.exp fi # Monitor to turn L1 off - check your paths here if grep -q l1off "$File"; then /usr/local/bin/dropbox_uploader.sh delete Google/ifttt/l1off.txt && /bin/rm /tmp/ifttt && echo "Time: $(date) shutdown L1" >> /tmp/l1.log && /usr/local/bin/l1-off.sh fi Make it executable: Code: chmod +x /usr/local/bin/monitor-ifttt.sh Set it up in cron to run every minute: Code: * * * * * /usr/local/bin/monitor-ifttt.sh Put it all together By clicking your L1-up IFTTT shortcut/button you create the l1up.txt text file in Dropbox. The above script running once/minute will check Dropbox, see it, delete it, log it, and run the script to turn on L1 (by running the expect script into the out-of-band connection). Push your IFTTT L1-on button File is created in Dropbox Script checks for file, deletes it, logs it, starts script to power on L1 through L2 Did it work? Post a comment if you're having trouble.