Drac4 card

Just installed a DRAC4 card in a Dell 2850 with Windows 2000 and need to know what software is needed to configure it correctly.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
You need OpenManage Server Administrator:

Download and run to extract files, then run C:\Openmanage\windows\setup.exe.  Choose Custom install to make sure Storage Management is installed.

This will install the drivers for the DRAC, the RACADM package for command-line access to it, and give you a GUI for complete Systems Management, including the DRAC.

Once installed, you can run the following commands to configure it:

racadm racresetcfg


racadm setniccfg -s ipaddress subnet gateway

Example: racadm setniccfg -s

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Hello Friend!

Well, its been a while since i used drac4 --- drac5 is pretty much the  standard. I found a guide for you: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smdrac3/drac4/1.1/en/ug/racugc2.htm#wp49530.

Basically what you need to do is watch the server boot up...you can go into the bios and configure drac or you wait until you see a bios message that says "Press CTRL+E to change Remote Access Controller" - then you set the IP address you want drac to have. This needs to be different from the system IP address.

Then reboot.

Provided that the drac card is connected to the network then all you would need to do is connect to "https://<dracip> and log in as "root" and "calvin"


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