Dell DRAC

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Dell Remote Access Controller

DRAC Configuration

Press <Ctrl-E> for Remote Access Setup within 5 sec..

Default IP Address

DRAC defaults to 192.168.0.120

Serial Output over SSH

Taken from the Dell Advanced Configuration of the iDRAC6 Manual[1].

  1. Turn on or restart your system.
  2. Press <F2> immediately after you see the following message:
    <F2> = System Setup
  3. Scroll down and select Serial Communication by pressing <Enter>.
  4. Set the Serial Communication screen options as follows:
    serial communication....On with serial redirection via com2
    serial port address....Serial device1 = com1, serial device2 = com2
    external serial connector....Serial device 1
    failsafe baud rate....115200
    remote terminal type....vt100/vt220
    redirection after boot....Enabled
    Then, exit and select Save Changes.
  5. Press <Esc> to exit the System Setup program and complete the System Setup program configuration.

Connecting to a DRAC enabled device via SSH

SSH to the device via SSH.

Enable Serial Console

Run the following command to enable the serial console via ssh.

racadm config -g cfgSerial -o cfgSerialSshEnable 1

Useful Commands

Console Connection

connect com2

One Time PXE Boot

Setup the server for a boot once configuration. Once the server reboots the configuration is cleared.

racadm config -g cfgServerInfo -o cfgServerBootOnce 1

Setup the server to boot via PXE on next reboot.

racadm config -g cfgServerInfo -o cfgServerFirstBootDevice PXE
Reboot the Server

The server can be power cycled to accomplish the reboot.

racadm serveraction powercycle