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SNMP Configuration of iDRAC7 Devices


This post explains the details of configuring the SNMP Credentials and Trap destination IP Address for monitoring the iDRAC7 in third party systems management consoles. The iDRAC7 enables the agent-free monitoring and capable of Out-of-Band management solution for the Dell 12G Servers. Hence with the Release of Dell 12G servers, the Dell Servers can be monitored without installing the agents like OpenManage Server Administrator in the Server and thus removing the need of an operating system to monitor the devices.

The installation and configuration of the iDRAC7 is available in manuals.

The user guide can be downloaded from        @ 

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Configuring iDRAC7 using Web Interface

Configuring the SNMP Credentials:

  •  Launch the iDRAC7 console and navigate to the Alerts section in the console.
  • Ensure that the Alerts option is enabled to forward the SNMP Traps to the Management Station. 

  • Verify and enable the filter conditions for receiving the selected set of SNMP Traps. 

  • Verify the Alerts Results section and enable the SNMP Traps. 

  • Click on the “SNMP and E-Mail Settings” Tab and configure the Trap Destination with the
    Management Station IPAddress and SNMP community String.


Configuring iDRAC7 using RACADM

Enabling or Disabling Alerts:

To enable or disable generating alerts or event actions:

        racadm config -g cfgIpmiLan -o cfgIpmiLanAlertEnable 1

Configuring IP Alert Destinations:

To configure the trap alert settings:

  1. To enable traps:

     – For IPv4 address:

                     racadm config -g cfgIpmiPet -o cfgIpmiPetAlertEnable -i (index) (0|1)

            – For IPv6 address:

                    racadm config -g cfgIpmiPetIpv6 -o cfgIpmiPetIpv6AlertEnable -i (index) (0|1)     

                 where, (index) is the destination index and 0 or 1 disables or enables the trap, respectively.

            For example, to enable trap with index 4, enter the following command:

                 racadm config -g cfgIpmiPet -o cfgIpmiPetAlertEnable -i 4 1

  2. To configure the trap destination address: 

    racadm config -g cfgIpmiPetIpv6 -o cfgIpmiPetIpv6AlertDestIPAddr -i [index] [IP-address]

    where [index] is the trap destination index and [IP-address] is the destination IP address of the system that receives the platform event alerts.

  3. Configure the SNMP community name string:

    racadm config -g cfgIpmiLan -o cfgIpmiPetCommunityName [name]

     where [name] is the SNMP Community Name.

  4. To test the trap, if required:

    racadm testtrap -i [index]

     where [index] is the trap destination index to test.

 For more information, see the RACADM Command Line Reference Guide for iDRAC7 available at 

Configuring multiple iDRAC7 devices using RACADM

                A powerful feature of the Racadm utility is the capability to increase efficiency by automating the configuration of RACs. The administrators can use the racadm config command to deploy the settings specified in the configuration file to replicate the settings in multiple RACs in the environment.

Creating the RAC Configuration File:

The configuration file .cfg can be created as follows:

  •  Obtained from a racadm getconfig -f <filename>.cfg command. 
  • Obtained from a racadm getconfig -f <filename>.cfg command, and then customize the   file.

For information about the getconfig command, see getconfig command in the RACADM Command Line Reference Guide for iDRAC7 and CMC available at           

Configuring SNMP Traps:

Administrators can specify the SNMP trap settings by adding lines of code similar to the following in the RAC configuration file under the cfgTraps group:


# cfgTrapsIndex=1




These configuration will enable SNMP traps for all RAC event alerts to be sent to the destination IP address of using the community name “public”.

The following sample command replicates the configuration contained in the iDRAC-config.txt, RAC configuration file remotely to required IP address.

racadm -r <iDRAC IP Address> -u <idrac-username> -p <password> config -f iDRAC-config.txt


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