Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I wanted to know if there is any racadm command to get the ip address of the attached server's in a dell VRTX chassis.

racadm getslotname will give the Host Name of the server but not the ip address.

Thanks in advance.

share|improve this question

migrated from Dec 10 '13 at 9:15

This question came from our site for network engineers.

I'd venture to say that for PowerEdge VRTX, you're better off asking on Server Fault. – Mike Pennington Dec 10 '13 at 9:15
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The slotname is a descriptor set by the chassis manager and not retrieved from the installed operating system on your blade server and may not actually match your hostname.

You can get the ip-address for the iDrac management console with racadm getniccfg -m server-<n> where <n> is the slot number 1-16:

 racadm getniccfg -m server-1

Normally you would use the chassis management console to configure the iDrac interface for each blade in the chassis, and then log into that iDrac management interface to manage that particular blade server from the remote console. And tehre you can manage the ip-address for that server.

E.G. Slots 1 & 2 are our webservers.

racadm -i 1 webserver1
racadm -i 2 webserver2

And verify with

racadm getslotname -i 1

Configure the iDrac interfaces for those so we can manage them with racadm setnicfg and racadm deploy are somewhat interchangeable in configuring a static network address -u root -p <password> (we can only configure the administrator password), server-<n> (where <n> is the slot number 1-16) and the -s ip-adress netmask gateway network settings. :

racadm setniccfg -m server-1

racadm deploy server-1 -u root -p webserver1_passw0rd -s

And verify with :

racadm getniccfg -m server-1

racadm ifconfig will display the ip-configuration of the CMC for you.

share|improve this answer
yes...that worked. thanks a lot...what command would fetch me the OS of the blade servers? Also is there any command/method to get the actual host ip address(not the iDrac Ip address) – ayush Dec 11 '13 at 9:15
No, the neither the CMC not the DRAC management console has interaction with the OS as far as I know. From the DRAC you may be able to get the MAC adressess of any onboard NIC's and match them with the MAC table in the switch configuration as a crude work-around. – HBruijn Dec 11 '13 at 10:18

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.