A few weeks ago the Dell Linux Engineering team published a TechCenter article on how to set and retrieve Linux operating system information in iDRAC using the latest ipmitool utility in Fedora 18 and later releases.

Kent Baxley, Canonical Field Engineer, has ported this functionality to Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (and higher) so that customers running Ubuntu Server can take advantage of this useful systems management feature.

To read the easy-to-follow set of instructions on Ubuntu Server, click here.