The iDRAC6 alerts administrators to server warnings and failures, enables remote server management and allows for remote power on / off and provides server power monitoring and budgeting features. On versions of the iDRAC that feature the Dell Lifecycle Controller, Administrators can also manage the iDRAC via command line and perform system firmware backups to embedded storage on the iDRAC.
For full details on the iDRAC, click here for the iDRAC User Guide.
There are 3 different versions of the iDRAC with varying levels of functionality
A detailed chart of the differences between the 3 iDRAC versions
Dell iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller - Feature Guide
Agent-free Inventory and Monitoring for Storage and Network Devices in Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers
iDRAC7 Networking and Improved Remote Access Performance
Using Dell iDRAC vFlash via GUI / USC
Dell’s vFlash SD Flash Media Card – Better Endurance and Performance via Over-Provisioning - by Santosh Kumar
iDRAC6 Directory Services - Instructions for Setting Up iDRAC6 with Active Directory, Novell, Fedora, OpenDS and OpenLDAP Directory Services. Public Key Infrastructure in iDRAC - by Jeethendra TelaguIDRAC6 Security Overview and Setting up Security Features on iDRAC6.Using vFlash The Dell vFlash media card provides additional functionality to customers who already have an iDRAC6 enterprise card. Dell vFlash media is a Dell-branded 8 GB secure digital (SD) card that inserts into the iDRAC6 enterprise daughter card. This white paper discusses how to set up an use the vFlash. Dell Lifecycle Controller Whitepapers - additional whitepapers relating to Dell LifeCycle Controller, a component of the iDRAC
Coming Soon - Updating Firmware on the iDRAC5 - 2 GUI options and command line interface (CLI) via RACADMDell iDRAC6 Remote / Web GUI Walkthrough - v1.7 monolithic / 3.2 blade (Clarity Interface) by Peter Tsai