The Dell Remote Access Controller 5 (DRAC 5) is a systems management hardware and software solution designed to provide remote management capabilities, crashed system recovery, and power control functions for Dell systems.
By communicating with the system's baseboard management controller (BMC), the DRAC 5 (when installed) can be configured to send you e-mail alerts for warnings or errors related to voltages, temperatures, intrusion, and fan speeds. The DRAC 5 also logs event data and the most recent crash screen (for systems running the Microsoft Windows operating system only) to help you diagnose the probable cause of a system crash.
The DRAC 5 has its own microprocessor and memory, and is powered by the system in which it is installed. The DRAC 5 may be preinstalled on your system, or available separately in a kit.
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Dell iDRAC5.0 Overview - by Brian Summers
The DRAC5 reference 'Latest firmware' still points to v1.60 (v1.65 is the latest though).
The "Manuals" link does not take you to the manuals for iDRAC5
It instead redirects to the iDRAC6 for Monolithic Servers Version 1.95 manuals page:
Latest firmware STILL points to 1.60, though 1.65 is the latest,
Also, I have been through 4 2950s with 4 different iDRAC5's and none of them would update the firmware from the Windows installer for 1.6 or 1.65
Use the Web GUI to upgrade to 1.6 or 1.65 instead.
CAVEAT: I had ONE iDRAC5 that had a version onboard that was so old that I could not use the Web interface d5 upload to bring it current, I had to go to an intermediate version of the firmware via an ftp link provided to me by a Dell tech
I believe this is the correct link to the manuals:
I recently found that all my DRAC5s that previously had been configured to authenticate using Active Directory successfully are no longer working. All iDrac6 and 7 devices are still working fine. All are configured to use the standard schema configuration and the root CA certificate has been uploaded to the DRAC5s.
The gettracelog shows ldap_init_tls_start failed and ldap_client_api.c,1265: Can't init ldap. Posts I've found stated using domain controller FQDN fixed their issues. I have tried using domain controller IP addres and FQDN within the configuration with no success.
A Wireshark trace shows TLSv1 Ignored Unknown Record. Not sure if this is a wireshark bug or part of the issue. Although I've uploaded the CA certificate and verified via viewing I'm seeing messages that state the DC is not trusted.
Does anyone have any insight into why this is happening?