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iDRAC8 Current Release iDRAC7 Home
iDRAC8 Manuals iDRAC6 Home
iDRAC8 Videos DRAC5 Home
iDRAC8 Useful Links Lifecycle Controller Home
White Papers iDRAC Service Module (iSM) Home


What is iDRAC?

The integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller is embedded within every Dell PowerEdge™ server and provides functionality that helps IT administrators deploy, update, monitor, and maintain Dell servers with no need for any additional software to be installed. The Dell iDRAC works regardless of operating system or hypervisor presence because from a pre-OS or bare-metal state, iDRAC is ready to work because it is embedded within each server from the factory.

If you are new to iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller, check out the "how to" videos we have on here.

The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) is designed to make server administrators more productive and improve the overall availability of Dell servers. iDRAC alerts administrators to server issues, helps them perform remote server management, and reduces the need for physical access to the server.

Download the iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Specification Sheet here.

iDRAC8 and iDRAC7

Downloads and Release Notes

Current Version (14 October 2016)

iDRAC7/12th Generation PowerEdge Download

iDRAC8 13th Generation PowerEdge Download


iDRAC8 (and 7) Documentation
iDRAC 8/7 v2.40.40.40 User’s Guide PDF (10302 KB)
iDRAC8 and iDRAC7 with LC for Dell PowerEdge Servers Version Release Notes PDF (98 KB)
iDRAC 8/7 v2.40.40.40 Redfish API Reference Guide PDF (1046 KB)
iDRAC 8/7 v2.40.40.40 RACADM CLI Guide PDF (3156 KB)
iDRAC RACADM Support Matrix PDF (173 KB)
Dell Lifecycle Controller GUI v2.40.40.40 User's Guide PDF (959 KB)
Dell Lifecycle Controller Remote Services v2.40.40.40 Quick Start Guide PDF (433 KB)

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iDRAC8 & Lifecycle Controller Videos

Configure Network Settings

RAID Configuration

RAID Configuration - Break Mirror

RAID Configuration - Key Encryption

Firmware Update Using Local Drive (CD or DVD or USB)

Backup Server Profile

Freedom (OpenManage Mobile and iDRAC8 Quick Sync)

iDRAC with Quick Sync Demo

Staying above the flood (Big Data)

Simplified Management at the box (iDRAC Direct)

Lifecycle Controller videos on

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iDRAC8 Useful Links
Simplifying Systems Management with Dell OpenManage on 13G Dell PowerEdge Servers (OME Home)
Dell 13th Generation PowerEdge Server Resources
CMC Manuals (including User's Guides)
Online License Management Portal
RACADM Command Line Interface (RACADM vs WSMAN page)

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iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller Technology Licensing Summary

Dell provides three main offerings: Basic Management, Express, and Enterprise. As in Dell’s 11th generation servers, Basic Management (called BMC in 11th generation) is the default for servers 200-500 series. For 600 series and above, iDRAC Express is the default offering that is part of the base configuration. It does not require a license to be installed, backed up, or managed. Express offers embedded tools, console integration, and simplified remote access.

However, most IT administrators want a deeper, more inclusive solution that allows them to manage servers as if they were physically near the server, and this is available by upgrading to the Enterprise license level, which is fully digital. Dell also stores a copy of the key and makes it available to you in an online License Management portal (

  • I'm looking for the WS-MAN WSDLs for iDrac7. I can't seem to find these anywhere on Dell's site, anyone know where those might be?

  • WSMAN WSDLs are located at:

    Also, they are referenced at:

  • hello iam having problem with one of my dell laptop speaker what should i do????

  • Tahreem, I try to disassemble server but lost a ball bearing from the hard drive.  Can you help me figure out how to put my DRAC back together.

  • The links to the 1.50.50, A00 version do not work from here and from all previous release pages. Is there a problem with this version? Is there a link to it's manual? I would like to learn more about it's VNC features.

  • 1.50.50 just sticks at verifying details... cannot get past it...

  • Are there any idrac7 vs idrac8 docs?

  • re: drac 8

    the link to the user documents seem broken

    and where is the pdf download for the link below

  • Hi mactheblade, The 2.00.00 "high level" and direct link to the PDF worked for me. Note also that user guides are usually only updated on major releases, such as 2.10.10/2.20.20/etc. So, the 2.00.00 UG will also be applicable to 2.05.05.

    Hope this clarifies.


  • Hi,

    the documentation link is not working and the video is not showing how to set up the controller the first time.

    How can I access the webpage to configure the controller if I can't find it on the network?


  • The idrac7 page tells me that its now using the same package as idrac8 but when I download it my R720 says its not compatible. Is there a different download link or is it not yet supported ?

  • Does anyone know the RACADM subcommand that determines whether the iDrac is version 7 or 8?  Thanks!

  • I've tried searching for part no 385-BBHP DELL iDRAC8 Enterprise Perpetual Digital License on the Dell site so I can purchase one. I'm having no luck. Any help would be gratefully received.

  • Inquisitor, please contact your Dell sales representative to get that iDRAC Enterprise license for your server.

  • I use the iDRAC Gui to install firmware updates.  However the process is SLOOOOW, especially waiting for reboots to occur.  When faced with a pending reboot, may I jumpstart the process by rebooting the server on my own?