Dell IDRAC6 user manual

User manual for the device Dell IDRAC6

Device: Dell IDRAC6
Size: 3,09 MB
Date of adding : 2013-04-01 18:05:56
Number of pages: 370
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Integrated Dell Remote
Access Controller 6 (iDRAC6)
Version 1.5
User Guide

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Notes and Cautions NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if instructions are not followed. ___________________ Information in this publication is subject to change without notice. © 2010 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this

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Contents 1 iDRAC6 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 iDRAC6 Express Management Features. . . . . . . . . 19 iDRAC6 Enterprise and vFlash Media . . . . . . . . . . 21 Supported Platforms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Supported Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Supported Web Browsers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Supported Remote Access Connections . . . . . . . . 26 iDRAC6 Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Other Documents You

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Configuring iDRAC6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Installing the Software on the Managed System . . . . 37 Installing the Software on the Management Station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Installing and Removing RACADM on a Linux Management Station . . . . . . . . . . 37 Installing RACADM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Uninstalling RACADM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Updating the iDRAC6 Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . .

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Logging Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Using Multiple Browser Tabs and Windows . . . . 48 Configuring the iDRAC6 NIC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Configuring the Network and IPMI LAN Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Configuring IP Filtering and IP Blocking . . . . . . 55 Configuring Platform Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Configuring Platform Event Filters (PEF) . . . . . . 59 Configuring Platform Event Traps (PET) . . . . . . 59 Configuring E-M

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Remote File Share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Internal Dual SD Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Viewing Internal Dual SD Module Status Using GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 5 Advanced iDRAC6 Configuration . . . . . . 87 Before You Begin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Configuring iDRAC6 for Viewing Serial Output Remotely Over SSH/Telnet . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Configuring the iDRAC6 Settings to Enable SSH/Telnet . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Configuring Serial and Terminal Modes . . . . . . . . 106 Configuring IPMI and iDRAC6 Serial . . . . . . . . 106 Configuring Terminal Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Configuring the iDRAC6 Network Settings . . . . . . . 109 Accessing the iDRAC6 Through a Network. . . . . . . 109 Using RACADM Remotely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 RACADM Synopsis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 RACADM Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Enabling and Disabling the RACADM Remote Capability

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Uploading, Viewing, and Deleting SSH Keys Using the iDRAC6 Web-Based Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Uploading, Viewing, and Deleting SSH Keys Using RACADM . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Using the RACADM Utility to Configure iDRAC6 Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Adding an iDRAC6 User. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Removing an iDRAC6 User . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Enabling an iDRAC6 User With Permissi

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Configuring Extended Schema Active Directory to Access Your iDRAC6 . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Extending the Active Directory Schema . . . . . . 153 Installing Dell Extension to Microsoft Active Directory Users and Computers Snap-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Adding iDRAC Users and Privileges to Microsoft Active Directory . . . . . . 160 Configuring Microsoft Active Directory With Extended Schema Using the iDRAC6 Web-Based Interface. . . . . . 162 Configuring Microsoft Active Dir

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8 Configuring iDRAC6 for Single Sign-On or Smart Card Login . . . . . . . . 187 About Kerberos Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Prerequisites for Active Directory SSO and Smart Card Authentication. . . . . . . . . . 188 Using Microsoft Active Directory SSO . . . . . . . . 191 Configuring iDRAC6 to Use SSO . . . . . . . . . 191 Logging Into iDRAC6 Using SSO . . . . . . . . . 192 Configuring Smart Card Authentication . . . . . . . . 193 Configuring Local iDRAC6 Users for Smart C

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Internet Explorer Browser Configurations for ActiveX based Virtual Console and Virtual Media Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Supported Screen Resolutions and Refresh Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Configuring Virtual Console in the iDRAC6 Web Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Opening a Virtual Console Session. . . . . . . . . 210 Virtual Console Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Using iDRAC6 Virtual Console (Video Viewer) . . . . . 213 Disabling or Enab

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12 Deploying Your Operating System Using VMCLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 Before You Begin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 Remote System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . 239 Network Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 Creating a Bootable Image File . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Creating an Image File for Linux Systems . . . . 240 Creating an Image File for Windows Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Preparing for Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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14 Configuring and Using Virtual Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Windows-Based Management Station . . . . . . 256 Linux-Based Management Station . . . . . . . . . 257 Configuring Virtual Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Running Virtual Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 Supported Virtual Media Configurations . . . . . . 259 Booting From Virtual Media . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Installing Operatin

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Managing vFlash Partitions Using iDRAC6 Web Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Creating an Empty Partition. . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Creating a Partition Using an Image File . . . . . 276 Formatting a Partition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 Viewing Available Partitions . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Modifying a Partition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Attaching and Detaching Partition . . . . . . . . 281 Deleting Existing Partitions . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 Downloading

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Using the Web-Based Interface . . . . . . . . . . 291 Using RACADM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292 Viewing Power Budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 Using the Web Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 Using RACADM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 Power Budget Threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 Using the Web-Based Interface . . . . . . . . . . 294 Using RACADM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 Viewing Power Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

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LAN User Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Reset to Default. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 System Event Log Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 Exiting the iDRAC6 Configuration Utility . . . . . 314 18 Monitoring and Alert Management . . . . 315 Configuring the Managed System to Capture the Last Crash Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 Disabling the Windows Automatic Reboot Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 Disabling the Automatic Reboot Option in Wi

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Selecting Power Control Actions from the iDRAC6 CLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326 Viewing System Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326 Main System Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Remote Access Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328 Using the System Event Log (SEL) . . . . . . . . . . . . 330 Using the Command Line to View System Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331 Using the POST Boot Logs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332 Viewing the Last System Crash Screen

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Chassis Intrusion Probes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341 Power Supplies Probes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342 Removable Flash Media Probes . . . . . . . . . . . . 342 Power Monitoring Probes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342 Temperature Probe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342 Voltage Probes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343 22 Configuring Security Features. . . . . . . . 345 Security Options for the iDRAC6 Administrator . . . . 346 Disabling the iDRAC6 Local Conf

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1 iDRAC6 Overview Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller6 (iDRAC6) is a systems management hardware and software solution that provides remote management capabilities, crashed system recovery, and power control functions for the Dell PowerEdge systems. The iDRAC6 uses an integrated System-on-Chip microprocessor for the remote monitor/control system. The iDRAC6 co-exists on the system board with the managed PowerEdge server. The server operating system is concerned with executing applica

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• Provides support for Microsoft Active Directory authentication — Centralizes iDRAC6 user IDs and passwords in Active Directory using an extended schema or a standard schema • Provides a generic solution to support Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)-based authentication — This feature does not require any schema extension on your directory services. • Monitoring — Provides access to system information and status of components • Access to system logs — Provides access to the syst


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