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Dell Poweredge R710 “System Services update required”

We just bought a refurbished R710 and upon trying to boot into the system services, it said that system services was disabled, so we booted into the iDRAC6 configuration utility and enabled the system ...
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Keyboard on remote console on Dell iDRAC on R815 fails

I launch the Virtual Console as described on https://serverfault.com/a/1023447/45704 This works, except the keyboard does not work. In other words: I can see the console, I can move the mouse. But if ...
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Connecting to remote console on Dell iDRAC on R815 fails

The iDRAC's virtual console uses jnlp. I have installed: sudo apt-get install icedtea-netx Connecting to the iDRAC's webserver works using Firefox. When I click 'Launch Virtual Console' it starts the ...
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Microserver's vendor speciffic IPMI implementation vs DRAC, ILO… 1st hand experiences needed regarding the hidden costs [closed]

I am checking out a Microserver's servers and they look fine, but I wonder, how Microserver's vendor speciffic IPMI implementation (WPCM) compares to the top of the line IPMI implementations from DELL ...
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Disinfect a Compromised Dell BMC making spam connections

I am struggling with an infection in one of my networks. It appears as though I have botnet activity coming from a linux based IoT device and the BMC from a server. The server is a Dell PowerEdge ...
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Allow multiple whitelisted subnets with iDRAC's IP filtering

Is it possible to allow access for more than one subnet in Dell's iDRAC9? I can only find a way to add a single subnet: https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/de/de/debsdt1/idrac9-lifecycle-controller-...
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Set boot device / access console (Dell iDRAC 8) using modern Linux

I have a Dell PowerEdge R730xd which I can only access using the iDRAC 8 web interface. I'm unable to launch the Java (JNLP) virtual console, which might be necessary to fix the issue. I'm also unable ...
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iDrac7 can't watch boot sequence

I have a few oldish Dell PowerEdge servers which I'm planning to recommission as DR servers. I'm able to access one of them currently via it's idrac card and the virtual console seems to work ok. ...
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Idrac 7 instance won't connect virtual media

I have a remote ubuntu server that I just tried to upgrade inplace and failed. So I fired up iDRAC to rebuild it from scratch but I can not attach a virtual ISO. I get a popup saying "virtual media ...
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iDrac 8 how to unmount virtual CD after enterprise evaluation ran out?

I have a Dell R230. I used the iDrac8 Enterprise Evaluation License to mount the Windows server iso for installation (it's larger than a regular DVD). Now the Enterprise Evaluation License has run out ...
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Is there a way to check the status of a Dell R530 vbat from within Windows without shutting down the server?

Prior to my starting where I work now this configuration came to be. I would have advised against it for exactly this reason. We have a domain controller that no one ever set up the iDRAC on, since ...
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Can't access iDRAC9 Web UI

I have a PowerEdge R640 server. I was previously able to access the Web UI, but now I just get a never ending spinning wheel. I can ping the IP & SSH into it, but I'm not sure what to do once I'm ...
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iDrac intermittent packet loss

We have some new Dell R230 and it has a weird issue. Some of the iDrac when pinging has replies but as soon as enter the creds and login then ICMP becomes Destination unreachable and so iDrac isn't ...
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Audit power operations in iDRAC?

Can power operations, e.g. Graceful Shutdown, performed through iDRAC web interface be audited, i.e. username, date, time, operation? If so, how? I've looked around the web interface and the user ...
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Recomte control access on PowerEdge 1950

I have a server Dell PowerEdge 1950, I've just installed Debian 10 on it. Now I would like to use remote control access. I have configured it via Ctrl+E on server boot. In lan data I have put IP ...
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Drives disconnected from RAID array without apparent reason

I have owned a Dell PowerEdge R720 for some time and have been using it as my personal NAS. Here is the RAID configuration (disks in the indicated order) : 2 x 146 GB disks in 15K in RAID 1 12 x 1 TB ...
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Reset iDrac Chassis Credentials from node

I have a blade server with 2 nodes. I cannot access the chassis drac web interface, since I received it configured with a username and password already configured, and the credentials I were given do ...
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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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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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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 ...