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 the iDRAC GUI, can I schedule a boot up time, or would I have to use an combination of ssh script + the racadm commands from another machine to pull that off?
I've been looking around but I can't seem to find anything for it in the iDRAC GUI, which makes me think it may not be possible there.
Another possibility: does the iDRAC MAC respond well to WOL requests? If so, I could maybe have a powershell script run the Start-Computer command to send the WOL magic packets to the iDRAC? Not sure if this is a workable/best method.
- In short, my goal is to bring this server up at a specified date/time.
- The tools that I have at my disposal are:
- Maybe a linux box in a failover building that could SSH in (not sure I'll have access to it)
- My Win7 desktop (which may not be up)
- I am familiar with PowerShell Scripting
- I am minimally familiar with ssh (I understand it enough for basic tasks but have never had to automate it)
- The iDRAC controller on the machine, which will presumably be up as soon as power returns.
- anything available via the R410 BIOS (not sure if there is something like this)
- I know the DRAC doesn't power management -- I'm looking for a way to possibly use it to start up the machine (having a scheduled boot option in an iDRAC seems like it would naturally be a good fit, but I guess not)