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General Overview

Ordering New Features and Options on iDRAC9 and 14G PowerEdge Servers (New for 14G)

iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller—Best in class management for Dell EMC 14th generation PowerEdge Servers (New for 14G)

14G Support for HTTP and HTTPS across iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller Interfaces (New for 14G)

Comparing in and out-of-band functionality for Dell EMC PowerEdge servers (New for 14G)

PowerEdge Software Licensing 


Networking and I/O configuration

Disabling a Third-Party PCIe Card Cooling Response with Dell PowerEdge Servers 

IPv6 Best Practices using iDRAC 

Managing IO Identity and Server State Information 

Optimizing I/O Identity and Applying Persistence Policy on Network and Fibre Channel Adapters 

Retrieving Server OS Networking Information through iDRAC 

Understanding PreBoot Networking on Dell PowerEdge Servers 

Auto-Discovery Network Setup Specification

Configuring BIOS and NIC Using RACADM through Dell iDRAC

Converged Network Adapters with NIC, iSCSI, and FCoE Support

OS to BMC Pass-through operation

FCoE Boot Configuration Setup on Intel Card

FCoE boot using Broadcom card

Network IO Identity

Reinitiate Auto-Discovery

Remote NIC Configuration Management  


Scripting and Server Configuration Profiles

Server cloning by using Server Configuration Profiles (SCP) on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers (New for 14G)

RESTful Server Configuration with iDRAC REST API (Updated for 14G)

Optimizing WS-Man to retrieve Lifecycle Logs from iDRAC9 (New for 14G)

Implementation of the DMTF Redfish API on Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers (New for 14G)

Overview of Dell Systems Management using IPMI 

Understanding Physical Computer System View Profile Implementation 

Lifecycle Controller Workflow Optimization

Lifecycle Controller (with WS-Man) Best Practices Specification (Jan 2017)

Lifecycle Controller 2 Web Services Interface Guide (WS-Man Scripting Guide) for Windows  (Jan 2017)

Lifecycle Controller 2 Web Services Interface Guide (WS-Man Scripting Guide) for Linux (Jan 2017)

Dell PowerEdge Redfish API Overview

AutoConfig - Enabling rapid configuration of Dell servers using DHCP (Updated for 14G)

Creating Applications using the WSMAN API 

Methods to Save and Restore PowerEdge Server Configuration Settings and Firmware Images 

Using Filter Dialects with the WSMAN API 

Automatic Backup Server Profile

Creating and Managing Server Configuration Profiles

Hardware Inventory Viewing Script

How to Build Inventory Reports 

iDRAC Cloning

Import and Export Server Profiles

Server Configuration Profile - XML File Structure (files )



Signing UEFI images for Secure Boot feature in 14G Dell EMC PowerEdge servers (New for 14G)

Secure Boot Management on 14G Dell EMC PowerEdge servers (New for 14G)

Configuring Low-Latency Environments in PowerEdge Servers

Defining a Secure Boot Policy 


OS deployment

Unattended Installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Operating System on Dell PowerEdge Servers Using iDRAC With Lifecycle Controller
Unattended Installation of Windows 2012 (12G and 13G)

Operating System Deployment in PowerEdge Servers

Operating Systems Deployment using iSCSI or FCOE LUN



Firmware Update Dependency with Lifecycle Controller on 14G Dell EMC PowerEdge servers (new for 14G)

Creating and updating iDRAC repository with Repository Manager

Lifecycle Controller with Dell Repository Manager

PowerEdge Updates with Repository Manager Best Practices Guide

Recommended methods of Updating Firmware on Dell Servers

Recommended Workflow for Performing Firmware Updates on PowerEdge Servers

Remote Firmware Update

Using Dell Repository Manager to create a Bootable ISO and perform updates


Storage & PERC

Dell’s vFlash SD Flash Media Card – Better Endurance and Performance via Over-Provisioning

Understanding Real Time Storage Configuration for PERC9 (new for 13G)
Managing Web Server Certificates on iDRAC (New for 13G)
Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD Devie Monitoring, Inventory, and Configuration (New for 13G)
vFlash Overview

vFlash Partition Management 

vFlash using the Lifecycle Controller GUI



Securing 14th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with System Erase (New for 14G)


Active Directory Integration & Certificates



Monitoring and Alerting

Understanding OpenManage Mobile (OMM) and Quick Sync Security (New for 14G)

Understanding iDRAC Quick Sync 2 (New for 14G)

Managing the Rollup Health status by using iDRAC on the Dell EMC 14th generation and later PowerEdge servers (New for 14G)

Monitoring & configuring Server Group by using iDRAC Group Manager (New for 14G)

Managing iDRAC9 Event Alerts on 14th generation (14G) Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers (New for 14G)

Web Services Eventing Support for Hardware Inventory and Monitoring 

Pre-failure alerts provided by Dell server systems management 

Using VNC with iDRAC 

Enhanced Out of Band Performance Monitoring 

Agent-free Inventory and Monitoring for Storage and Network Devices

Discovering Features in the iDRAC Remote Services API


Support Assist & Part Replacement

SupportAssist Collections on Dell EMC’s 14th generation of PowerEdge servers (New for 14G)

SupportAssist on Dell EMC’s 14th generation of PowerEdge servers (New for 14G)

Installing iDRAC Service Module (iSM) by using iDRAC9 on the 14th generation (14G) Dell EMC PowerEdge server (New for 14G)

Motherboard Replacement

Lifecycle Controller Part Replacement

Part Replacement