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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? [on hold]

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: 192.168....
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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 ...
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iDRAC6 Virtual Media native library cannot be loaded

When attempting to mount Virtual Media on a iDRAC6 IP KVM session I get the following error: I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and: $ javaws -version Java(TM) Web Start 1.6.0_16 $ uname -a Linux aud22419-...
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Cannot watch boot sequence using Dell iDRAC6 enterprise

We have bought several new Dell PowerEdge R410 with a iDRAC6 Enterprise card, which is supposed to give us full remote access control over the machine, including virtual console and virtual media. ...
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Is it possible to connect a single NIC to two different VLANs?

I know it is possible to assign multiple IP addresses to the same NIC as long as they are on the same sub-net (e.g. server A can be assigned both 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2). However, is it possible ...
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Can you install a Dell DRAC card in a desktop machine?

We're thinking about moving some servers out of the office and in to a datacenter. I'd like to add remote management capabilities before we do. The only problem is our servers are mostly repurposed ...
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Adding a DRAC card to a Dell server

I have 9 Dell 1850 servers that we are going to be relocating from our office to our remote data center. In any new servers that I purchase I've been including the DRAC card in them for remote ...
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How to utilize IPMI on Windows?

My organization is primarily a Dell shop running Windows. Most are recent models that support IPMI 2.0. (Dell 1950, for example). At a minimum I'd like to use IPMI to perform remote chassis power on/...