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:
This is meant to return the value of
4 (on), and often it does. But it also often returns a state of
0, which causes false alerts to trigger.
Has anyone else seen this on iDRAC 8? I'm going to open a case with Dell to see if there's a known issue (it, uh, wouldn't be the first time we've found a bug in Dell firmware) but I wanted see if anyone else has seen this first, and if you had a workaround.
After a few weeks of looking at this, I don't have a solution yet, but now we're also getting the occasional "unknown" data from the voltage sensors, saying that the 1.5v rail is going offline. It's not happening just to a single server either. We now have multiple R630's returning this data over SNMP and raising what we assume are false alerts.
I have done some tech support with Dell, but do not have a resolution.