Tech Tip #3: iDRAC Configuration & Usage
This Tech Tip explains how to configure your iDRAC information so that it is accessible. Then it takes you through how to access your IDRAC once it can be found on your network.
Steps for Configuration
First, you need to configure your IDRAC IP information to make it accessible on your network by following these steps.
For Generation 11 and earlier servers
- Go to the configuration menu in post, type Ctrl+E when the screen references the "IDRAC configuration utility".
- Once in the utility, you will find a "LAN parameters" option. You will want to clarify whether you have an enterprise or express IDRAC.
If you have an enterprise IDRAC, you can use the dedicated IDRAC network port.
If you have an express IDRAC, it will share one of the LAN ports on the motherboard. You can decide which port you want to share.
- Farther into the "LAN Parameter" menu, there will be a section where you input your ipv4 and ipv6 information for your network.
- You can also use the default IP of 192.168.0.120
For Generation 12 and later servers:
- To get to the IDRAC configuration, use the F2 key and menu.
- Once there, after post, select the "IDRAC settings menu" option.
- Choose the "network settings" option. You will find a selection of dedicated and shared ports along with the IP configuration information.
Steps for Usage
Once you have your IP information configured and your IDRAC has a network cable hooked up to the proper NIC, you can access your IDRAC using the IP information you configured in the earlier steps. Follow these steps to access your IDRAC.
- Type the IP information into a web browser on a computer that is on the same network as your server. It will bring you to a log in page (it may also give you a certificate error that you can bypass).
- You will be prompted to type in a username and password, the default login information is:
Username: root Password: calvin
- Once you are logged in, you will be directed to a page where you will see tons of information about the server. There will be a column along the left-hand side with different sections you may go to for different bits of information about the server. Along the top bar, there will be tabs that change and give you different options depending on what section you are in.
- If you have an enterprise license on the main page of the IDRAC, you will also have a remote access option. The option allows you to complete remote access of the server, even outside of an OS environment. However, this will require a specific version of Java to function properly.
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