Dell Remote Access Controller

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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. ...
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Using RACADM via SSL to get hardware fault information

I have several Dell R815 servers I'm trying to get hardware fault information from. My remote server is a Linux box running RHEL6. I have downloaded and installed the racadm software and can run it ...
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Remote Access Problems with DRAC 5 on Dell PowerEdge 1950

Today I received my first Dell PowerEdge 1950 server with a DRAC 5 card. On my local network I have static configurations on my Linux systems using this for instance: iface eth0 inet static ...
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Install existing SSL certificate on Dell iDRAC7

I've got some servers with iDRAC7 Enterprise and I want to add my existing wildcard SSL certificate for my domain so that when I load the iDRAC webpage I get a valid certificate. I've tried the ...
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How-to configure Dell Drac5 and access to it

Help me please how to configure Dell Drac5 and How to access to it. Tried almost everything on google and still no idea, how Drac works. Will I be able to reboot my machine even without VNC or SSH ...
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Shutting down Dell Server via iDRAC and UPS

does anybody know if it's possible to shut down a Dell Server via iDRAC card triggered by UPS? Background: The server hosts a ESXi which isn't (in the free version) able to shut down via UPS. But it's ...
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Can I schedule machine boot via Dell iDRAC?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R410 with iDRAC 6 configured and accessible. I know we'll be losing power at some point this weekend and I have a time that I would like to power on the machine again. From ...
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vmware not getting ip on dell r620

Installed a new ESXi 5.1 on a new Dell R620 When connecting to the iDrac (Enterprise) from the dedicated iDrac connection I can see 1 NIC connected (beside the integrated jack) The problem is ...
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iDRAC 5 that is reporting the wrong host name

I have a iDRAC 5 that is reporting the wrong host name. I checked DNS to see if that was the issue and it wasn't. Anybody have any thoughts? Google wasn't much of a friend this time.
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Cisco IOS VLAN settings for Dell iDrac with shared interface

We have a few Dell servers with iDrac express, and we would like to start using the iDrac features. Our network is separated into a few VLANs for our different subnets. Our management subnet is on ...
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Force Dell iDracs and BMC's to use lanplus instead of lan interface

Is there a way to force my Dell BMCs and iDrac cards to only use the lanplus interface and not use the insecure "lan" interface. I understand that there are some "firewall" features in the IPMI spec. ...
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Restrict IPMI access on Dell BMC and iDRAC to an allowed IP range

I'm trying to secure the iDRAC's and BMC's on some of my Dell servers (R210, R410, R510). I want to restrict access to IPMI commands to only a few IP addresses. I've successfully restricted access to ...
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Reset DRAC to factory defaults

I put a DRAC that has not been used in a long time into a PowerEdge 1750 running CentOS 5.8. Because we run our DRACs on a separate network, we don't change the password from the default ...
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ILO/DRAC like device for desktop

Does anyone know if there is some price friendly hardware like HP ILO/Dell DRAC for desktop PC (home server)? I prefer PCI/PCIe form. All I need is access to COM port and remote power cycle. Thanks ...
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Remote Power On and IPMI Poweredge 2950

I have a poweredge 2950 server with a drac card that supports ipmi that i have set to share the connection with one of the nics but has a separate ip address. It is running esxi as the os and I was ...
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dell idrac6 allow access to one IP address

I have a dell R410 with dell idrac6 (Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 6 - Enterprise) which is in a data center in another country. I configured my idrac with public ip address but I have to ...
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DELL DRAC & Ubuntu VPN Connection

I am trying to connect to a DELL DRAC card without success by Ubuntu VPN Connection Manager. I have these data: Protocol: PPTP SERVER IP PPTP: 1233.123.123.123 DRAC IP: 192.168.10.25 Subnet: ...
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Securing DRAC/ILO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is iLO safe enough to be hung on the WAN This might be a dumb question but DRAC/ILO both have HTTP server interfaces. If I were trolling IP's port 80 on and I came ...
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DRAC for remote OS install w/o Virtual Media

I have a few DELL servers in a remote DC and our ISP has been very kind about doing OS installs for us. However, as we move to Production and multiple DC's I'd like to be able to do the ...
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Install MegaCli to Monitor Perc 5/i in Nexentastor 3

I have a Dell 2950 with a Perc 5/i Raid controller that we've already installed Nexentastor 3 Community Edition on. We setup a raid-10 array that and put a ZFS pool on top of the hardware. As I ...
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OMSA killed DRAC

I used to be able to use both OMSA and DRAC at the same time on my PE1950. I've updated the OMSA recently and DRAC is not accessible right after starting "Systems Management Data Engine". Shutting ...
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unable to log into DRAC5, stuck at logging in please wait

Dell 2950 III, DRAC5 I was able to previously log into to the DRAC but probably haven't done so in a year or so. I have three of those servers and I am unable to log into any of them remotely. I ...
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R710 - DRAC Configuration IPv4

* Resolved by rolling back to DRAC6_FRMW_WIN_R279926.EXE * Having an issue with a new R710 where I cannot enable IPv4 on the iDRAC card. I have tried enabling IPv4 and setting static IP, Gateway ...
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Using a Dell DRAC virtual console through a NAT firewall

I have two Dell Poweredge R210 servers, both running Ubuntu 10 Server x64. Server A has a Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise ILO card (on 172.16.96.91), and both the server and the DRAC use Server B as a gateway ...
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Any Integrated Mangement Tools out there? (DRAC, iLO, RAC)

So I have been on the lookout for a master tool to manage all my Integrated management adapters on our servers here. Such as Dell DRAC, HP Integrated Lights-out and IBM's RAC e.g mRemoteNG works ...
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Is it Possible to Configure a Dell DRAC from Windows (without Rebooting)?

One of our Dell R610 servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 doesn't have it's Enterprise DRAC configured. Is there a utility (or perhaps a way from OpenManage) to configure the DRAC without rebooting ...
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DELL iDrac 6 sensors data monitoring

Hi i was trying to get sensors data directly form iDrac card but no success. SNMP: iDrac6 is offering only SNMP traps. Racadm: in some versions of iDrac it was possible to get sensors data but when ...
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can a DELL R610 DRAC been configured while Linux OS running?

I've a Dell R610 server up and running with RHEL5, with not much possibility of getting a reboot in the near future. The DRAC card was not setup in BIOS on the initial install. My question is there ...
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iDRAC 6 Express and Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS Server

I have a Dell R610 server with the iDRAC 6 Express remote management extention. The problem is that this thing is using the NIC1 interface in some kind of shared mode. Dell is talking about NIC ...
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Dell Poweredge 2950 firmware upgrade bricked DRAC 5

We recently tried to upgrade the firmware on a DRAC 5 in a Poweredge 2950 with the latest "Update package for Red Hat Linux" as available here. This failed half way though with an error and ...
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DRAC virtual floppy and kickstart?

Situation: I've got some machines with Dell iDRAC6 Enterprises that I need to kickstart remotely. Usually, I'd go to the datacenter, jam the CD and floppy (with ks.cfg) in the machine, and be on my ...
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Garbled using from Dell Drac for serial console redirection

I'm trying to get my DRAC 5 card to do serial console redirection so that I can SSH into it and access the server's bios / grub / bootup / console. So far, I can see/edit the bios, however as soon ...
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iDRAC 6 Express unable to authenticate

I recently tried to use a Dell iDRAC 6 Express for the first time on a PowerEdge T310. I logged in using the default username and password and clicked around a few of the screens. Suddely the login ...
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Dell DRAC console sessions won't time out

I've got a Dell DRAC 5 card connected to a PowerEdge 2900. I've used the console redirect successfully before, but presently the "console redirection" section shows "Active Sessions" = 2, so it won't ...
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How to use auto-discovery with iDRAC Enterprise?

All I want to do is: have "auto discovery" enabled on my iDRAC enterprise at the factory rack the server, cable iDRAC to dhcp-enabled management network have the iDRAC DHCP, find the "Provisioning ...
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iLo and DRAC equivalents

Does anyone know of a third party solution that supports the same feature set as HP's iLo and Dell's DRAC? Or if the product is built in to the server motherboard from companies like Super Micro. ...
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Server 2008 R2 repair install

Is it possible to do a repair install on a server 2008 R2 Enterprise machine like we used to be able to do on 2003? I need to reinstall on a remote server and don't have a driver cd in the drive just ...
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Best Practice: iDRAC & NIC Selection

I am setting up a new Dell server with iDRAC 6 Express. My options for the NIC are: 1) Shared 2) Shared with failover to LOM2 3) Shared with failover to all LOMs The server has 4x LOMs. My ...
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iDRAC Enterprise vs iDRAC Express on Dell Server

I have a Dell PowerEdge server with iDRAC6 Express and a PERC 6/iR (LSI 1068e) SAS RAID Controller. I'm a bit confused about what this means. Is it possible to login remotely to change bios/RAID ...
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Dell iDRAC express and Broadcom Team

I have a few Dell servers that I'm trying to configure Broadcom NIC teams and use the iDRAC 6. It seems that when I setup a broadcom Smart Load Balancing(TM) and Failover (SLB) team, I loose ...
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Any trick to connect to the DRAC console from a mac?

I have two Dell PowerEdge 2950 with DRAC5 cards, and I'm a mac user, running Snow Leopard. Is there any trick to benefit from the remote console capability? I am open to any suggestion, including ...
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Dying Dell PowerEdge 1800 graphics card - any solution?

I'm having a bit of problem... at the children's hospital where I work (Beit Cure Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi), we're using a 4 year old Dell PowerEdge 1800 tower server. About two years ago, we ...
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iDRAC 6 Express setup secured SMTP alert

I have iDRAC 6 Express but I can't seem find any documentations outlining how to setup Email Alert to send through an secure SMTP server (ie Gmail's SMTP server).
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reboot on kernel panic and drac

Does anyone know if it is possible to have a DRAC5 make a screenshot of the console when Linux reboots (automatically) due to a kernel panic? Our current system doesn't reboot automatically when it ...
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Can a RAID array be rebuilt through DRAC?

I have a Poweredge T610 and I was wondering if it is possible to completely erase and rebuild the RAID array remotely with DRAC
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Dell PE R710 Lifecycle Controller

How would one use the dell lifecycle controller on the new R710 Servers ? I have seen demos on youtube and it can install linux, windows from there without inserting the installation discs ? I am on ...
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Reset DRAC/MC password on Dell BladeCentre 1855

I have a Dell Blade Centre 1855, and nobody knows what the root password for the DRAC/MC card in the blade chassis is (I tried root/calvin). I do not have IP access to the DRAC/MC, nor do I have ...
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iDrac6 Email Alert Problem

I'm trying to setup the email alerts on the iDrac6 Express on an R610, but when i run the test it just says "Sending Failed". Platform Event Filter Alerts are enabled. The network setup is: ...
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Reliable way to check if a DRAC card is installed in Linux environment?

I have some Dell servers which I'm not sure if there are any DRAC cards installed (shame on me), and I'm trying to find a way to check it. Up to now, lspci and omreport reports nothing. dmesg | grep ...
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Installing Windows 2003 over remote DRAC 4

I'm trying to install windows 2003 over a DRAC 4 console session by using a ISO file. But it keeps freezing during the GUI installation then when login back Windows Setup says some files not found ...