My requirement is to reset the iDRAC settings on factory defaults or remove the current user ID and password.
the background about the issue is i recently purchased an used PowerEdge R710 Server from one of my clients. i dont have any KBD and monitor attached to the server as of now and i am trying to access the server through iDRAC console.
i was successful to change the iDRAC IP from Server front panel but i am not able to reset the iDRAC Settings on factory defaults even with C:/> racadm racresetcfg command.
this command asks me for existing user id and password.
is there any way to reset the iDRAC config without knowing current user id and password. ?
If you don't know iDRAC username and password, then there is two way where you can reset the password
1: Using iDRAC Configuration Utility
Reboot your server and press Control E button when asked (During End of POST) to enter into iDRAC Configuration utility. Here you will get an option to configure root user password
2: Using Local Racadm
In this method you can run following local racadm command to change the iDRAC root password. To run this command you need to install OMSA on the server operating system or you need to boot the server using Dell Deployment toolkit
racadm config -g cfgUserAdmin -o -i 2 -o cfgUserAdminPassword calvin
As you don't have Keyboard and Monitor connected, I don't think you can try any of these methods. If you have OS installed on the system and have remote access to OS (Remote Desktop or SSH), you can only try second method using OMSA.
You can download OMSA from below location
For Windows Operating System:
For Linux Operating System:
You can download Dell Deployment Toolkit from below location
For iDRAC7 following default credential can be used: