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) has a DRAC 7 enterprise, ordered at the same time as the system. I would like to ask one of the more tech-savvy users at this office to plug it in for me. I am confident he can do that, since it is just a matter of plugging in a few cables: however, I am not sure he would be that confortable navigating through BIOS screens.
My actual question is about what are the defaults of the iDRAC7 cards regarding IPv4 settings. Is DHCP automatically enabled by default? If so, it would be great, as I would just need to run an IP scan to discover the DRAC card and connect to it then using the default username and password (root / calvin).
Also, reading through the Dell iDRAC 7 manual to figure out the defaults (which doesn't really answer my questions), it says it needs to be accessed through the server's BIOS/UEFI rather than the usual Ctrl+E shortcut that I used on previous system. It might it was for previous generations of the card and that they are not integrated into the server's BIOS itself? So, I'm a bit confused...
I have never touched a T320 before, so I don't really know how things are on this system, and I would like to sound a bit certain, if I have to drive the user through the BIOS screens over the phone.
Also, the server is OS-less at the moment, as I would need to install that remotely through the DRAC's ISO-mounting feature, so unfortunately RACADM command-line utility is not an option (unless it can run fine through a BartPE disk, as I can access the server booted from such a disk remotely)
Thanks in advance.