Dell Remote Access Controller

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Find number of unused disk bays on a dell server running windows or ESXi

I have a project kicking off to implement a new backup solution across our estate of 1500 physical servers. One of the bits of info I need to get is how many drive slots are free on each server (so we ...
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Dell iDRAC 8, how can I backup the server profile to vFlash without getting “OEMDRV partition is in use”?

I'm preparing a PowerEdge T430 server for delivery to a customer. I wanted to configure automatic iDRAC/Lifecycle Manager profile backups onto the iDRAC vFlash card. When I try to perform a backup, it ...
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Dell iDRAC Lifecycle Controller v2.21 - Support TLS 1.2?

Does Dell iDRAC Lifecycle Controller v2.21 support TLS 1.2? You should be able to (supposing default iDRAC and browser settings), in just a moment, get the answer by pointing your browser to the web ...
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Configuring jobqueue for Memory changes in Dell DRAC via commandline. Need FQDD for memory

Have a Dell R620 Server with iDRAC version 7. Has 128Gb of RAM/Memory. RAM/Memory is set in Mirror mode, so effective is 64Gb. Want to switch Memory mode to Optimizer so that 128Gb is available again. ...
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How to determine M1000e CMC IP address from CLI of an installed blade?

I have a Dell M1000e enclosure hosting 16 Dell M620 blade servers. Each of the blade servers has it's own DRAC, accessible by its own IP. In addition, the two CMCs in an active/passive configuration ...
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DRAC 4/I Console Redirection Applet Perpetually Stuck Connecting [closed]

The Problem Attempting to connect via the Java virtual console results in perpetual attempt at connecting, even though the applet otherwise loads properly and attempts to connect to the proper ...
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What does “shared mode” really mean on a ninth-generation and later Dell server DRAC?

We have a number of Dell PowerEdge servers, ninth generation and later. According to Using the LAN and Serial Interfaces in Ninth-Generation Dell PowerEdge Servers: As an enhancement over ...
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Access ssh of server with dell drac installed

I've got a new dell r610 with a DRAC 6 express installed. I've never colocated before nor have I owned a server so pre-apologies for the lack of knowledge. I'm trying to access my server via SSH on ...
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How to change the SNMP Community string on an unlicensed iDRAC?

At our company, we have many Dell servers. We recently got another server, with an unlicensed iDRAC. For various reasons, we like to change the SNMP community string from the default of 'public'. ...
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Detect network hardware causes iDRAC to disconnect

I have a Dell Poweredge R610 server which is connected to a 10.0.0.0/29 network. This server has iDRAC enterprise and the NIC selection set to shared with static IP address 10.0.0.6. I'm trying to ...
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emails from iDRAC6 express are failing

I have Dell R710 servers with iDRAC6 express. There is no dedicated NIC for the drac, so in the NIC selection it is set to shared. The IP, subnet, DNS and gateway are all good and the domain name is ...
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Can't get OMSA installed on Dell R610 w/ Centos 6

Trying to use the iDRAC racadm command to reset the login password for the iDRAC web gui. So I installed OMSA (found this link ...
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Dell DRAC vs IPMI

I currently have a Dell PE R610 with a DRAC card installed. I was looking at getting a Dell PE C6100 and the description says it has IPMI with dedicated NIC. I have my server in a co-location about ...
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Connect to racadm via SSH, console is blank and non-responsive

I have DRAC5 installed on a PowerEdge server running CentOS. I'm able to SSH into the DRAC and issue racadm commands. When I issue connect com2 I briefly see a prompt: A second later the ...
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iDRAC 8 systemPowerState returning 0 over SNMP

We're upgrading our aging fleet of Dell servers to new 13th Gen Dells with iDRAC 8 enterprises. We are polling the power status of the server via SNMP with the following OID: ...
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dell poweredge 1850 drac 4 reset

I am having trouble resetting the drac credentials on a dell poweredge 1850. The drac being used is a drac 4/p. I have loaded windows and tried to run racadm racresetcfg from the dell drac tools but ...
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R410 System Services Update Required

I'm in a process of upgrading our servers with more RAM, storage and H700 RAID controllers. The message on boot shows instead of the F10 option, and it reads 'System Services Update Required'. I've ...
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Dell vFlash Health: Critical. Is it toast?

I have just bought a dell R610 server which had a vFlash card included. Upon trying to initilize the dell vFlash I get the message that the health of the vFlash card is critical and it couldn't ...
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Dell Blade DRAC remote: Unable to connect to RAC

I'm attempting to remotely administer a set of Dell blade servers: PE M600 and M605 with iDRAC5. On my Windows 8.1 laptop I installed DRAC Tools v7.3. I can successfully remotely manage the M1000e ...
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Copy files from server using DRAC [closed]

Is it possible to copy files from a server that runs windows through the iDRAC interface?
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OMSA on R300 running CentOS7

I recently purchased a dell R300 server off Ebay and don't know the setting to log into the iDRAC interface. I've played around in the boot sequence but there doesn't seem to be a configuration ...
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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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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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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

[Update: I had the ethernet cable in port 4 not port 1! Putting it in port 1 fixed the problem.] Hi I have just recently acquired a DellR610 to test configurations and experiment with. It has 2 X ...
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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 ...