Dell Remote Access Controller

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What is the best way to configure an iDRAC/dell server in a public data center such that the idrac doesn't have to be exposed public facing

I have a server right now in a data center behind an OpenVPN using the client on the box to connect to the vpn server. I'm going to install the iDRAC and want to know how to best configure the ...
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DRAC with External IP?

We have a Dell 1950 with a DRAC. The DRAC is assigned an external IP and we don't have access to the firewall to create any rules to secure it. Assuming the password is secure enough to avoid brute ...
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How to disable ipmi over lan using ipmitool

I would like to know if it is possible to disable ipmi over lan via ipmitool. Setting the IP to 0.0.0.0 as stated here http://support.unitrends.com/ikm/questions.php?questionid=642 did not do what I ...
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Access IPMI / iLOM / iDRAC / any Java-based Remote Console applet via Proxy on OSX

This question is probably more of an OSX + Java / Proxy issue than a iLOM / DRAC / IPMI issue. I am able to set up SSH tunnels for access to a server management network which contains various servers ...
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Where can I find the DRAC bulk configuration tool?

I need to reconfigure and reset the DRAC configuration on hundreds of servers. This document indicates the tool I need is called "RACT" or "AD with the Dell RAC Tool" The hyperlink in the document ...
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iDRACView on PowerEdge M915 fails to start

I have an M1000e enclosure with eight M915 blades. Hardware was recently unboxed and all settings are default. All nodes have iDRAC6 v3.65(Build 6) and seven of them are accessible through iDRACView ...
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Dell Openmanage Essentials (OME): Change DRAC passwords remotely?

I may be updating my DRAC passwords soon and I am wondering if OME is able to reach out to the DRAC and change the password. I used IT Assistant a long time ago and I am interested in maybe getting ...
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SD card for iDRAC 6 Enterprise - Dell vFlash or “normal” SD card?

I have got the built-in iDRAC 6 Express working on our Dell R610's, but I am about to get some iDRAC 6 Enterprise cards, which can be gotten fairly cheaply on eBay (around 20 USD at the time of ...
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Accessing iDRAC6 Express on DellR610

Hi I have just recently acquired a DellR610 to test configurations and experiment with. It has 2 X E5504, 12GB ram, and no drives at present. I am just trying to update the firmware and other things ...
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iDRAC 6 Power Monitoring Not displaying

I recently bought a Dell R210ii with a iDRAC6 Enterprise card installed. Everything seems to be fine except there is no mention of power monitoring on the iDRAC website, only voltage status. ...
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How to send command to Dell 2850 gen II?

Sorry for a dumb question, but.. I need to reset DRAC password on this server. I've read (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/177/t/19316985) that I have to install OMSA in order to ...
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Idrac 6 internet settings enabled to connect to internet via ssh [closed]

I just installed the idrac 6 enterprise into dell r410. I insert the cable on it. But there is no connection. Green light on !! Normally when i restart the server and when I use the normal connection ...
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Dell OpenManage Web Interface Inaccessible

We've installed all the Dell server admin tools on our Ubuntu 12.04 Server box using the following command: sudo apt-get install srvadmin-all All the omreport commands etc work as expected but we ...
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Dell PE2900 seeing only 1/2 ethernet controller

I have 2 ethernet controller on my dell poweredge 2900 : http://www.dell.com/downloads/emea/products/pedge/en/pe2900_Spec_Sheet_Quad.pdf But I only see one on my linux system : $ ip addr 1: lo: ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 - Remote Access Controller not showing in router status

I just received a Dell PowerEdge 1950 server that was pulled during a company wide IT upgrade. I got the system with blank hard drives, installed ubuntu Server on it. I am able to connect the ethernet ...
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Any app to manage a servers and remote console? [closed]

I can't find a software to manage servers, connect to remote console, reboot, power cycle, see temperatures etc, only if I enter by the management IP and one by one server. iDRAC, iLO are also part ...
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SSL certificate is reported as invalid by iDRAC7

I'm trying to install a wildcard certificate (*.my.example.com) to an iDRAC6 - this cerificate was provided by RapidSSL (a subsidiary of GeoTrust) and is used across our ubuntu/apache webservers and ...
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Power management on a Dell R620 with iDrac7

I have set up a Dell R620 with iDRAC7 Enterprise - where I have bonded LOM1 and LOM2, and connected them to two different switches for failover. When the server is powered on, I can access the idrac ...
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Reset DELL iDRAC password without rebooting ESXi

For one of our machines we lost our root password for the iDrac7 Enterprise interface. The machine is running many virtual machines and turning them off would be a huge task. So, my question is: Is ...
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How to determine the Java version needed for different versions of DRACs

We have two different server machines in our workplace, they are: Dell - PowerEdge T620 - runs drac 7 (ver 1.35.35) Dell - PowerEdge 2950 - runs drac 5 (ver 1.65) Is it possible for me to ...
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iDRAC login loop

I am trying to upgrade the iDRAC on my PowerEdge R710 but am unable to login to the Web Interface. After I enter the admin login and password in the web UI, it thinks about it for a while, and ...
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Set iDRAC IP Address on Ubuntu 12.04 without Reboot?

We have a Dell PowerEdge R720XD server and want to setup iDRAC, but this is a production server so we need to do it without a reboot if possible. We just need to set the IP address on the iDRAC but ...
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Dell OpenManage iDrac

I have installed OpenManage Essentials on a Windows 7 workstation with the assumption that nothing needed to be done on the actual server I am trying to manage. The server has an iDrac v7 component ...
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iDRAC on Dell R710 and R720

I've called Dell twice to try and clarify this basic (or so I thought) question, but I've had two different answers so far. We have a Dell R710, and a Dell R720. Does DRAC come installed by default ...
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Can I configure network cards with iDRAC?

We have a Dell R720 server. Can we use iDRAC to configure the network interfaces of the server? We have installed CentOS 6.5 on it.
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Hardware status with ESXi shows incomplete hardware info; wrong BMC details

I have an ESXi host that's part of a cluster of identical Dell R710 servers. One of the servers in the "Hardware" tab shows an incomplete list of hardware sensors, and under the BMC node, shows ...
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iDRAC6 JViewer Unusable

I'm getting the following error when trying to launch the Virtual Console, but the Virtual Console Preview works fine (it displays a small preview about once a second). I've confirmed that my M610 ...
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How to set BMC authentication key for SCVMM host?

I am trying to configure my hosts in SCVMM to use IPMI to allow shutting down and powering on from the SCVMM console. The servers are Dell R710, and have iDRAC6 enterprise cards, running Server ...
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IDRAC6 network configuration need help (poweredge M1000e)

In my new laboratory, I have inherited the administration of a very-badly-previously-configured Dell Poweredge M1000e chassis, with 9 M610 blades installed. The chassis is intended to be used for HPC ...
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Provisioning DELL servers using only linux tools

We have taken delivery of a bunch off Dell Poweredge Rack servers. Unfortunately when ordering it was neglegted to ask for dhcp to be enabled in the built in iDRAC controlers... So they are all stuck ...
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PERC H710p SMART data

I'm trying to read the SMART data from some harddisks attached to a perc H710p but neither ESXI nor the idrac7 will give me specifics. The idrac will display a status for the individual drives but not ...
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What are the functional differences in iLO 4 and iDRAC 7? [closed]

What are the functional differences in iLO 4 and iDRAC 7? Mainly in the working, features and what we can do with them. Please give a formal difference between them. It would be really helpful if you ...
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Which DRAC 5 P/N is needed/better for a PowerEdge 1950 III? [closed]

From my own research, I've seen two different P/Ns for DRAC5 cards. The two P/Ns I've seen are 0WW126/G8593. What is the difference and which would be best to use with my server?
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When do Dell PowerEdge servers (R210II and R620) automatically shutdown due to over heating?

I've had a hell of a time trying to find out when and how a Dell PowerEdge server (in my case we have a bunch of R210IIs and R620s with iDRACs) deals with overheating. I don't want to wait for the CPU ...
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iDRAC 7 Enterprise does not work properly

I have problems with login to iDRAC via web browser to new DELL R320 server. I see this problem first time. On browser login screen looks uncomplete(Chrome, Firefox, IE) : I know where is login ...
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Dell BMC (Baseband Management Controller) on shared LAN, performance hit? static IP?

I am thinking of using Dell's BMC on some servers that we house at a datacenter to ease remote monitoring/administration in the event of failures. I have some questions: It appears that I can ...
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LOM vs. NIC for iDRAC with Dell PowerEdge R720xd

I'm trying to get going with iDRAC 7 Express (no Enterprise license so we can't use the dedicated port). In the setup menu for iDRAC, it asks to choose which network interface to use for iDRAC. ...
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PowerEdge R905 - “The disk drive bay battery has failed”

I recently got an alert from a PE 905 which I manage: I1912 SEL Full. I checked the SEL via the DRAC web UI and saw the following message repeated about 50 times for today: "The disk drive bay ...
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What is the difference between IDRAC, IPMI and ILO?

I sometimes hear my colleagues talking about IDRAC, IPMI and ILO when restarting a server.It seems that those terms are often misused. For instance, is there a difference between saying that you ...
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How can I automatically save the Dell iDRAC boot capture videos?

The Dell iDRAC automatically records video of the last three boot sequences on the server. These videos can be played back via the iDRAC web interface. The web interface also offers a "save" button to ...
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Dell Poweredge DRAC through VGA and keyboard? [closed]

I recently purchased a used PowerEdge C1100 on ebay. It supposedly has DRAC. I'm a complete newb when it comes to these things. I figured it'd be somewhat like a normal PC :P I'm finding that a ...
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Why can't I change my iDRAC7 DNS name?

I have a Dell R620 server, with an iDRAC7 Enterprise license. The "DNS DRAC Name" is set to "idrac-NNXXXXN", where "NNXXXXN" is the service tag of the machine. Every time I type something new into ...
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Checking if a remote iDRAC is running iDRAC 6 or 7 via RACADM

I have about 50 remote remote servers with iDRACs that I need to inventory. I'm able to pull most of the information I need using RACADM, but one thing I'm unable to figure out how to access is ...
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RAID1 - Possible to recover failed drives?

PowerEdge 1850 has two physical hard drives, configured as RAID1. Accessing via DRAC 4/I I can see that both drives indicate Failed & Offline. However, the DRAC log indicates that both drives ...
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Use racadm to persistently set the first boot device to PXE

This is what I have been doing: racadm -r <server> -u user -p password config -g cfgServerInfo -o cfgServerFirstBootDevice PXE racadm -r <server> -u user -p password serveraction ...
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What are the iDRAC 7 default settings?

My company has purchased a server in one of our foreign offices. As this office is very far away, management has asked me to set it up remotely, to save on travel costs. The server (a PowerEdge T320) ...
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What steps are necessary to apply an Enterprise license to an iDRAC7 that shipped with a different license?

I have an iDRAC7 that came with an Express License. I have purchased an Enterprise license. What do I need to do to activate the license on my iDRAC7?
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How do I secure a Dell Idrac card?

I'm trying to completely lock down a server which has to exist outside of a firewall/directly routed to the internet and whilst I have hardened the base OS to the best of my ability, I had a moment of ...
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iDRAC7 - discover Host Name, OS Name, OS Version when running RHEL 6?

Just picked up a Dell PowerEdge R720 which comes with an iDRAC 7, and am wondering how to get the host operating system (Red Hat 6) to automatically report the hostname, os name, and os version to the ...
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iDrac Express ethernet port doesnt look to be working

I got a Dell r620 server with iDrac 7 express. It has a dedicated NIC for the DRAC. If I connect any cable to it and to the router, the LED doesn't turn on, like when there is no physical connection. ...