How to tell if an ESXi host has an iDRAC

I have a Dell Power Edge R710 that i am managing remotely. I am trying to figure out if it has an iDrac installed. It is running ESXi 5.1U1. Is there a way to tell somewhere in vsphere if the server has an iDRAC card installed?

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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Im not sure if it pops up in ESXi, might be able to check under the hardware but typically for Dell I install the OMSA vib so I can remotely check the server's firmware/raid/etc.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Are you using the Dell OEM version of VMware vSphere 5.1?

It's listed under Hardware Status when connected to VMware vSphere vCenter, it does not appear when directly connected to the  ESXi host, e.g.  It does not show under Health Status, it does not appear.

as Baseboard Management Controller

it's IP Address, Subnet Mask and MAC Address are listed.

iDRAC - Baseboard Management Controller

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piyushranusriSystem Cloud SpecialistCommented:
please download OMSA form here

this is bootable, boot from host. and for detailed i need to share one step doc with you.

will share you once get confirmation from EE.

one question to EE that if need to share one doc with author, so how can i do ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
@piyushranusri I believe the question is, not how do I setup iDRAC, but how do I tell if I have an iDRAC card installed in the server, from the vSphere Client.

You upload the files to the question, or create an Article on Experts Exchange.
piyushranusriSystem Cloud SpecialistCommented:
yes Hanccocka..its all about what i ask to share is that how can you see your DRAC details and to whom have what type of access.

i think Article will take more time to publish and shown to others..
is there any way i can link that doc..
what you suggest for and other sites ?

please share output
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
@piyushranusri, upload the document to the post. sharing sites are not allowed.
piyushranusriSystem Cloud SpecialistCommented:
HI Allanore,

please find the steps are as below----
keep one clean external hard drive and download this OMSA 


boot option
select optionbe patienceit will also take timefinal image

ONCE Complete the Report Generating Process

1.      Click on COMPUTER  (on Desktop)
2.      Click on FILESYSTEM
3.      Click on TMP  (Folder)
4.      Click on DATA (Folder)

copy to external storage
when you will open this zip file it will ask you to put password and you please enter dell( as password)

and and the configuration will open in your browse...please see this

thanks hanccocka for guidance.

share your output
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