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TechCenter Extras
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  • Media: Motherboard Replacement

    The motherboard is the one part of a host system that most customers do not want to fail. Motherboard failures cost money and time, especially when considering productivity. DELL has created the Backup and Restore solution to help simplify and reduce the impact of replacing a failed motherboard. This...
  • Media: Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller Configuration Cloning Script

    Executive summary This white paper describes how to use configuration cloning scripts to easily configure a large number of iDRACs. Introduction The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) is a dedicated service processor that enables out-of-band remote management services on Dell Enterprise...
  • Media: Configuring iDRAC vFlash as a VMware ESXi VMKernel Coredump Collector

    When VMware ESXi PSODs (Purple Screen of Death), we require core dump from the failing system to analyze the failure. During a purple diagnostic screen, VMware ESX/ESXi attempts to write a VMkernel coredump to a previously-configured VMKCore (partition type 0xFC ) partition on disk and/or to the ESXi...
  • Media: This Dell technical white paper provides information about hardware and firmware Inventory build details.

    Key server management decisions are made based on the system’s software and hardware inventory. The system administrator can query for the current software and hardware inventory and compare that with the latest hardware/firmware versions to decide if an upgrade is required. Upgraded hardware/firmware...
  • Media: Scripting WSMAN to Deploy OS Drivers

    Driver Packs are packages containing drivers for the hardware for every operating system (OS) type, flavor and version. In this document, you will learn how to: (A) Get Driver Pack information. (B) Unpack drivers for a particular operating system and attach to the host OS as an emulated USB dvice...
  • Media: Integrating iDRAC 7 with Microsoft Active Directory

    Benefits of integrating iDRAC7 with Microsoft Active Directory Using your integrated Dell Remote Access Controller v7 (iDRAC7) with Microsoft Active Directory simplifies user account and privilege management. It eliminates configuring each individual user and their associated privileges on every iDRAC...
  • Media: Re-Initiate Auto-Discovery

    Introduction The auto-discovery feature of Lifecycle Controller allows newly installed servers to automatically discover the remote management console that hosts the provisioning server. This also has the effect of notifying the management console there is a new server in the network that needs...
  • Media: FCoE Boot Configuration Setup on Intel Card using Lifecycle Controller

    The ability to programmatically configure a network controller card for FCoE boot is a powerful feature of Dell’s Lifecycle Controller. FCoE boot configuration allows you to set up a network controller with FCoE boot support to boot into a remote FCoE target. Lifecycle Controller also provides...
  • Media: New Security Features in Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7

    The new Dell Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller version 7 for Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers delivers key security features with comprehensive management and enhanced functionality. Introduction The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller version 7 (iDRAC7) provides comprehensive...
  • Media: Scripting WSMAN to Deploy OS using Remote ISO Image to Stage and Boot

    In this document, you will learn how to: (A) Attach Network ISO image to host OS as Emulated USB Device for immediate one-time boot. (B) Detach Emulated USB Device from (A). (C) Retrieve the Job Status of the attached image. (D) Attach Network ISO image to host OS as Emulated USB Device for...
  • Media: Scripting WS-Man to Deploy OS using vFlash to Stage and Boot to ISO Image

    In this document, you will learn how to use the vFlash available on iDRAC to perform operating system deployment. This document details how: • Display Partitions on vFlash. • Download an ISO image from a network share to vFlash. • Boot to the ISO image from vFlash. • Detach...
  • Media: Configuring an iDRAC vFlash partition as a datastore in VMware ESXi

    This white paper explores a way of exposing iDRAC vFlash partition to ESXi to use it as a datastore. It talks about step by step configurations needed to make an iDRAC vFlash partition as a datastore in VMware ESXi.This will be useful for transferring files to and from ESXi. However note that VMware...
  • Media: Active Directory Setup Using Lifecycle Controller

    Introduction Active directory (AD) simplifies the process of user account and privilege management. With AD setup, the credentials of AD will be used for all iDRACs, and it is not necessary to configure each credential for every iDRAC. These credentials can be used for iDRAC GUI, SSH login, and for...
  • Media: Hardware Inventory Script with Updates

    This document is written for system administrators who view the hardware inventory of Dell PowerEdge servers or who need to compare the current server configuration with what was installed at the factory.
  • Media: Remote NIC Configuration Management

    Dell™ provides a mechanism that enables users to work with NIC configuration settings as a whole, rather than having to work with each setting individually. This enables end users to:  Save a NIC configuration as baseline  Compare a configuration to a saved baseline and display their differences...
  • Media: PowerShell iDRAC - psDcim System Info

    psDcim is a collection of PowerShell cmdlets that retrieves and operates on systems management data through the Remote Services API on a server system equipped with Lifecycle Controller in iDRAC. Reference: DCIM System Info Profile Version: 1.0.0 See Also psDcim HOME Library of DCIM Profiles
  • Media: Part Replacement using iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller

    Part Replacement (PR) is a licensed feature that provides automatic firmware and/or configuration updates when an old part or component is replaced by a new part of the same type. This feature reduces the amount of manual effort required to reapply the configuration and firmware to a replacement part...
  • Media: Auto-Discovery Network Setup Specification

    The Dell Auto-Discovery Network Setup Specification (DCIM2003) was prepared by Dell Enterprise Product Group Engineering. The Auto-Discovery feature enables the remote provisioning of servers out-of-the-box without the need for an individual setup of every server. The information in this specification...