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.
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.
iDRAC8 Quick Sync with OpenManage Mobile
This build includes:
Support for PowerEdge R430 and R530
iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller delivers revolutionary systems management capabilities:
- Quick Sync bezel provides at-the-server management through NFC-enabled Android devices. Configure a server and collect server inventory with a simple “tap” between the server bezel and mobile device.
- Zero-Touch Auto Configuration can deploy a server out of the box with no intervention required; reducing server configuration time by as much as 99%. Just rack, cable, and walk away.
- iDRAC Direct lets customers use a USB cable or a USB key to provide configuration information to the iDRAC. No more crash cart!
- Simplify motherboard replacement with Easy Restore: key settings, such as BIOS, NIC, and iDRAC as well as licenses are automatically restored from the front panel.
- Agent-free, real-time RAID management and configuration: use iDRAC to create and manage virtual disks, without reboots!
- Increase datacenter security: Support for UEFI Secure Boot, and new System Erase capabilities for server repurpose/retirement, and new SNMP v3 Trap support.
- Built-in Tech Support Report replaces the need for downloaded support tools; health reports are built right into iDRAC and can be uploaded to Dell Support.
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Configure Network Settings
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)
Staying above the flood (Big Data)
Simplified Management at the box (iDRAC Direct)
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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 (https://www.dell.com/support/licensing/).
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.
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?