Many customers are familiar with the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) as an agent that ran in the operating system to provide features such as hardware configuration, hardware firmware updates, and hardware monitoring. As the features of the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller matured, they took over these functions, and no longer need to have an agent in the operating system. Some IT admins do want to have some OS awareness in the iDRAC, but don’t want to install a full OMSA agent. Recently, Dell introduced the iDRAC Service Module (iSM) to provide key OS information, such as OS host name and OS IP address, and provide a means to connect the iDRAC with the host OS.

This Dell Technical White Paper provides detailed information on how to acquire server’s networking information such as IP address, gateway information through iDRAC .