iDRAC7 with LifeCycle Controller Technology

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Executive Summary Looking for 13G Content?
LC 2 - iDRAC7 Firmware Matrix LC2 and iDRAC Video Demos
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Manuals Lifecycle Controller Home
LC2 Reference Specs Lifecycle Controller 1 (LC1) Home
LC2 Dell Event Message Reference

  


Executive Summary

With the launch of the Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers on Feb 27th, 2012, Dell has enhanced our embedded management without the need to install a software based agent within the host operating system. At the heart of the 12th generation servers embedded management is the iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller technology, which allows users to perform useful tasks such as configure BIOS and hardware settings, deploy operating systems, update drivers, change RAID settings, and save hardware profiles. Together, they provide a robust set of management functions that can be leveraged throughout the entire server lifecycle. For information on the latest version of Lifecycle Controller on Dell’s 13th generation PowerEdge servers, click here.

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LC 2 Release Summary

LC2 1.4.2

  • Support for R920
  • New OS support
  • Support for Emulex NICs
  • Support for Samsung SSD

13 May 2014

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LC2

1.4.0

  • Support for new servers
  • Support for Samsung SSD 
  • Support for Emulex NICs

11 Mar 2014

LC2 1.3.0

  • Performance Improvements
  • Feature Enhancements

 2 Dec 2013

LC2 1.1.5
  • Performance Improvements
  • Test Event simulation methods added
  • Feature Enhancements

06/11/2013

LC2 1.1.1
  • Performance Improvements
  • Feature Enhancements

2/1/2013

LC2 1.1.0
  • Configuration XML feature added
  • Additional hardware support

12/5/2012

LC2 1.0.8
  • Feature Enhancements
  • Performance Enhancements

 9/2012

LC2 1.0.6
  • Feature Enhancements
  • Performance Enhancements

06/2012

LC2 1.0.0
  • First LC2 release

3/2012

 

 

LC2 - iDRAC7 FW Matrix
LC 2 Version iDRAC7 Monolithic FW Version iDRAC7 Blade FW Version
1.4.0 1.56.55 (Download)
1.3.0 1.56.55 (Download)
1.1.5 1.40.40 (Download)
1.1.1 1.37.35 (Download)
1.1.0 1.31.30 (Download)
1.0.8 1.23.23 (Download)
1.0.6 1.10.10 (Download)
1.0.0 1.00.00 (Download)

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iDRAC7 / LC2 Reference Specifications
12G WSMAN API Changes Describes the configurable management attributes and methods that have been added, deleted or changed in behavior per platform component.
WSMAN Licenses and Privileges Lists all licensing and privilege requirements
LC XML Schema Guide Contains various schema descriptions including: LCL log, hardware inventory, message registry, attribute registry, and dependency XML
WSDLs

The Web Services Description Language is an XML-based language that is used for describing the functionality offered by a Web service. A WSDL description of a web service (also referred to as a WSDL file) provides a machine-readable description of how the service can
be called, what parameters it expects, and what data structures it returns.

MOF-HTML

The HTML version of the Lifecycle Controller 2 MOF files. It contains DMTF and DCIM classes in HTML format for easier search and browsing.

iDRAC7 / LC2 Attribute Registries (what are these?)

RAID 

(4/2014)

Lists all attributes and properties for the RAID component in XML format

NIC

(4/2014)

Lists all attributes and properties for the NIC component in XML format

iDRAC

(4/2014)

Lists all attributes and properties for the iDRAC component in XML format

BIOS

(4/2014)

Lists all attributes and properties for the BIOS component in XML format

PCIe SSD

(4/2014) 

Lists all attributes and properties for the PCIe SSD component in XML format

FC HBA 

(4/2014)

Lists all attributes and properties for the FC HBA component in XML format
 

(Previous Attribute Registries)

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Dell Event / Error Message Reference
Dell Event Message Reference (3.0)

Describes all event and error message content from all DCIM Profiles, iDRAC, Lifecycle Controller, and OpenManage products in one document. (link to all OpenManage 7.3 docs)

 OpenManage 7.3, iDRAC7,

LC2 Version 1.1

Dell Event Message Reference (2.0)

Describes all event and error message content from all DCIM Profiles, iDRAC, Lifecycle Controller, and OpenManage products in one document.

OpenManage 7.2, iDRAC7,

LC2 Version 1.1

Dell Event  Message Reference (1.0)

Describes all event and error message content from all DCIM Profiles in one document.

OpenManage 7.0, iDRAC7,

LC2 Version 1.0

Dell Test Event Notification Message Reference

Contains the notification message content generated by the Dell iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller using the Test Event Generation feature for the following event action notification types:

  1. Email
  2. SNMP
  3. Remote Syslog

iDRAC7,

LC2 Version 1.1

Dell Message Registry - English (2.1)

iDRAC and Lifecycle Controller event / error message data in XML with Dell XSL for viewing.

iDRAC7,

LC2 Version 1.1

Dell Message Registry - English (2.0)

iDRAC and Lifecycle Controller event / error message data in XML with Dell XSL for viewing.

iDRAC7,

LC2 Version 1.0