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Questions tagged [drac]

Dell Remote Access Controller

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Dell PowerEdge T320 - No BIOS Post / Stuck in iDrac

Figured this is worth asking here since I presently have a 60 lbs door stopper until I can figure this out - I recently picked up a Dell T320 off of eBay. I've never worked with iDrac before, so it ...
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I can't conect to my R610 iDRAC web interface

I'm a complete networking idiot and I've fallen at the first hurdle. I have an R610 here, just hooked it all up and powered it on. Checked the iDRAC settings (made sure it was using the shared NIC, ...
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Make Ansible module use /etc/ansible/hosts instead of IP address

I have this Dell iDRAC management module I'm trying to use. For some bizarre reason it seems to demand an IP address instead of a respecting the hosts: directive. Here's the example I have been given:...
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How to add disks to existing RAID-6

I'd like to double the size of an existing RAID-6. It currently contains 12 disks and I added 12 more. When I go through the IDRAC interface, I can only see options to add them as global hotspare. I ...
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iDrac 7 serial console commands

I know how to redirect iDrac 7 to Com2 on a Dell R620, however, despite being able to see post messages and BIOS through putty when connected to the serial port through a DB9 cable, I can't seem to do ...
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Can't connect to iDrac via putty

I have a Dell R620 server for which iDrac has become completely bricked. I have literally tried everything else and am wanting to flash it through TFTP, but, when I connect to the serial port from an ...
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Remove physical disk from virtual disk (RAID 0)

I have a few Dell PowerEdge T430 servers each with two physical disks configured as one RAID 0 virtual disk. In the OS the drive is partitioned for /boot and the rest is left for LVM (/home/, /var/, ...
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How to upgrade iDRAC firmware and BIOS of Dell PowerEdge R510?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R510 with iDRAC Enterprise: System Model: PowerEdge R510 System Revision: II Service Tag: 70BMGS1 Express Service Code: 15257000305 BIOS Version: 1.8.2 Firmware Version: 1....
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Reset Dell IDRAC 6 IP filtering via IPMI

My VPN container has changed IP and I can't go to the facility to access the server. Dell IP filtering was setup via the web interface and is now inaccessible. RACADM tools cannot connect: #racadm ...
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IPv6 SLAAC support for servers OoB adapters

What is the status of SLAAC support for IBM Integrated Management Module, Dell iDRAC, HP iLO, etc? Or if this is not supported, then is one able to configure IPv6 address manually?
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Dell DRAC — idracadm7 find user by username

So for years we've been using the idracadm7 command to manage a couple of DRAC account passwords (for example, sam): INDEX=`idracadm7 -r dracIP -u root -p rootpasswd getconfig -u sam | grep Index | ...
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iDRAC 9 Enterprise SMTP alerts w/Office 365

I'm running a Dell PowerEdge T440 with iDRAC9 Enterprise. I'm attempting to setup SMTP alerts using Office 365. I have been unable to successfully send a test e-mail at all. I receive the error: ...
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iDRAC6 failure with no iDRAC options

Our server is a Dell Poweredge R610. There is no iDRAC installed, but I understand it still has iDRAC6 Express by default. When I boot the server, it says System Services Disabled and it won't let ...
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Reset Dell IDRAC 8

I recently imported a wrong SSL Certificate onto our IDRAC, now I get the following message on any computer when trying to log onto the console. How can I delete out the custom SSL certificate or ...
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Fans on Dell R710 go max after card added

I have a few Dell R710 servers, they have been working great for years. I just added an H800 raid controller to one, and it immediately cranked the fan speed to max and locked it there. All the BIOS ...
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Virtual Media, Uploading ISO to iDRAC5 with Command Line Interface results in connection and credentials errors

We're having a problem uploading a disk image to an iDRAC5 to boot a troubled server using the Virtual Media feature. Here is the scenario: Machine 1 and Machine 2 are far away. Machine 2 is ...
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Create a VPN across diffrent public networks

I have a bunch of 10 iDrac servers, distributed globally across different datacenters with public IPs. There are no firewalls for these servers. How can I bring them into a single network, so that all ...
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vFlash on PowerEdge R630 w/ 10-bay chassis

I have a PowerEdge R630 w/ a 10-bay chassis. I've ordered an IDSDM with dual SDcards for the primary operating system boot and root volumes. I also see an SDcard slot on the backplane. Is this the ...
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Dell PowerEdge R820 with a PERC H710 Raid Controller

I just did a planned disks replacement on our Dell PowerEdge R820 with a PERC H710 Raid Controller. Which I have done quite a few times before without any issues, but tonight I am running into a very ...
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Unable to connect to iDrac8 over SSH

We are running Dell PowerEdge M630 servers. I have a few updates I need to make on the iDracs but I am unable to make a connection to ssh server. The server is running Integrated Dell Remote Access ...
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Dell iDrac with SSH Tunneling : administratively prohibited open failed

I've a problem to access to my iDrac interface over SSH. I want access to my iDrac WebUI by SSH Tunneling but I've this error : channel 6: open failed: administratively prohibited: open failed My ...
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Connect to DRAC

This is really getting on my nerves. I installed a Drac 4 card on my Poweredge 2850 server and now no matter what I do, I can not connect to it. My router assigned a static IP for the card. I ...
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Dell R610 idrac upgrade

Recently I found out that iDrac has security issues here and according dell is not supposed to be connected to internet. I'm trying to upgrade it's firmware so I downloaded bootable iso from https://...
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How to check in ESXi CLI if DVD is inserted in to DVD-Drive?

I have ESXi 5.5, Dell R430, a DVD rom installed in it. How can I check the most easiest way, if a DVD is inserted into the DVD drive? The reason I want to know this, is that when the system is ...
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RACADM reboot to Lifecycle Controller

I am using RACADM to manage my Dell servers. I am familiar with the OneTimeBootSeq, but I do not see a way to force the server into the F10 Lifecycle Controller via this method. Is it possible to push ...
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Dell UEFI0023: Bios is unable to send the End of POST message to Management Engine because it is not responding

After updating firmware on a Dell PowerEdge R730xd we received the following error message: UEFI0023: BIOS is unable to send the End of POST message to Management Engine because the Management ...
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Dell 2950 stops at DRAC prompt prior to BIOS. How can I get it to boot from CD?

I have a Dell 2950 server that happens to have a currently broken Windows Server 2008 R2. When power cycled the normal Dell BIOS comes up. Pressing F2 results in the F2 prompt changing to "Entering ...
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vmware dell sensors missing

So Im unable to access my idrac via Its IP. I am working remotely so I cant access the server directly. I've also noticed that I am missing a few sensors (I presume this information is supplied by ...
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PowerEdge 1950 hangs after removal of the Remote Access card

In a Dell PowerEdge 1950 Generation III was a Remote Access card in the usual slot and an expansion video card added to the center expansion riser. Since the Remote Access card was not being used I ...
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How can I see POST with iDrac6?

I have used iDRAC in the past on Dell servers, and I thought I could see POST, and the whole boot process. I cannot on a server I am working on. I can see the OS when it boots when I use the Viewer, ...
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How to update firmware on Dell PowerEdge 1950 DRAC

I have a Dell PowerEdge 1950 with a DRAC that I can ssh into but cannot http to. As I understand it, if the logs fill up all space, the only way to recover is to load the latest DRAC firmware. Not ...
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IDRAC Virtual CD - where / how much space?

Does IDRac use it's own amount of storage space? I'm trying to send Windows OS to its Virtual Media for an OS reinstall... it's about 5GB... where will it be stored on, on my dedicated server directly?...
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Can I configure AC Power Restored option via iDRAC on a Dell PowerEdge server?

I'd like to configure the "AC Power Restored" option that's accessible in the BIOS, but I want to do it remotely, without having to shutdown the server and go into BIOS. I've searched through the ...
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Dell PowerEdge T630 Will not Boot

I have a Dell PowerEdge T630 that will not boot. It halts at the POST screen during "BIOS Loading Drivers" after getting about 20% through it. I have tried resting the CMOS and NVRAM to no avail. ...
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DRAC is unavailable on Dell PE R610

Server is a VMware ESXi 5.5 host. Uptime on it is 65 days. LCD on the server is showing an error: Persistent correctable memory error rate has increased for a memory device at location DIMM B4 I'd ...
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vSphere Hypervisor on Dell Power Edge R610 monitoring CPU and NIC

I would like to virtualize before putting in another Rack server but I am reluctant in fear of losing the ability to monitor actual physical CPU and Network I/O. My apps are real-time and highly ...
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Dell t430 very loud fan noise with pcie ssd

I have new server Dell t430 2 xenon e5-2640v3 64gb ram, 2x 1TB samsung evo 850 ssd and 2x Intel PCIE p3500 400gb ssd. When I installed Intel PCIe ssd server fan ramp up to 80% and is very loud. I ...
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Under Windows 7, how do I reliably access a Virtual Console on iDrac?

We're a Dell shop, and have a number of older 1950's (circa 2008 I believe) up to new R630s (it is mid-2016 as I write this). For lights out management, this means iDRAC5 through iDRAC8. I have had a ...
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How do you securely set up management interfaces on VLAN on the other side of a layer 3 switch

I have four servers connected to our organization's network. I've obtained a layer 3 switch (Cisco SG300). I've separately connected each server's management interface NIC to this switch. (The ...
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Interpreting timestamp format on iDRAC servers

The timestamp format on the DELL iDRAC format I have is the following: 20160714195526.000000+000 20150325225105.000000+000 20150311200640.000000-300 How should I interpret it (I want to parse it to ...
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Dell OpenManage web interface fails to start, service returns syntax error

I've installed Dell's Ubuntu OpenManage 7.4.0 package on a Dell PowerEdge 2850 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. However, I cannot get the web interface to start. All other tools work as expected, including ...
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Cannot reinstall OpenManage 7.4 packages, claims dependencies are uninstallable

How the issue began Recently, whilst upgrading, OpenManage attempted to upgrade to version 8.3.0 and failed due to unmet dependencies with the message srvadmin-isvc : Depends: srvadmin-hapi (>= 8....
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How to get Dell iDrac FirmWare version from VmWare Esxi 4.x\5.x via SNMP?

How can I get Dell iDrac Firmware version on Esxi 4.x\5.x via SNMP. I tried to check via snmpwalk -c public -v 2c esxihost 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10892.5.1.1.8 but got "No Such Object available on this agent ...
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How do I configure the iDRAC on a static IP?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R610 in colocation. When I set it up at home, the machine was assigned two IP's from my router (using DHCP): one for the OS and one for the iDRAC. Now that the server is in ...
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Poweredge 1950 heat

Good evening, I have searched on DELL Poweredge manual and haven't found answers to my problem, I had bought a few months ago a Dell DRAC5 card to finally power on and off my Poweredge 1950 server ...
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iDRAC virtual console download hangs at 0%

Occasionally, when attempting to launch a virtual console from the .jnlp file that I have downloaded from the iDRAC control panel, the Java applet will launch, attempt to download additional jars, but ...
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Find number of unused disk bays on a dell server running windows or ESXi

I have a project kicking off to implement a new backup solution across our estate of 1500 physical servers. One of the bits of info I need to get is how many drive slots are free on each server (so we ...
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Dell iDRAC 8, how can I backup the server profile to vFlash without getting “OEMDRV partition is in use”?

I'm preparing a PowerEdge T430 server for delivery to a customer. I wanted to configure automatic iDRAC/Lifecycle Manager profile backups onto the iDRAC vFlash card. When I try to perform a backup, it ...
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Dell iDRAC Lifecycle Controller v2.21 - Support TLS 1.2?

Does Dell iDRAC Lifecycle Controller v2.21 support TLS 1.2? You should be able to (supposing default iDRAC and browser settings), in just a moment, get the answer by pointing your browser to the web ...
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How to determine M1000e CMC IP address from CLI of an installed blade?

I have a Dell M1000e enclosure hosting 16 Dell M620 blade servers. Each of the blade servers has it's own DRAC, accessible by its own IP. In addition, the two CMCs in an active/passive configuration ...