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Cannot connect to DRAC7 after changing ports

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Hello,

All the Dell PowerEdge servers we manage are equiped with DRAC Enterprise cards. We do tweak the configuration of each of these DRACs. They are all configured to use port 444 instead of 443.

We are currently setting up a new T620 and a R620 and we encounter the same behavior on both systems: after changing the port, we can't connect to the DRAC after entering the credentials. We do see the https://drac-ip:444/login.html page, but when we enter the credentials: with IE it hangs at "verifying credentials", while with Chrome, it gets back to the DRAC home page.

We have applied the latest DRAC firmware. We have reset the adapter and reconfigured it with port 444 and the result is the same.

Any help would be appreciated.
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by:Netman66
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Port 444 is a reserved port. See this list and try a non-reserved port.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_TCP_and_UDP_port_numbers
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by:xmi
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We do not use port 444 for anything else than DRAC in all of our current PowerEdge servers without any issue. I just performed a reset of one of the problematic DRACs and use 4444 instead of 444. Issue remains the same. As soon as the port gets changed, I can't connect to it anymore :-(
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try

http://drac-ip:444

I imagine trying to connect using https defaults to 443 on the client side.
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It doesn't even display the home page.
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I just re-read your question and realized I missed the fact that it does connect, but fails on login.

What authentication settings are configured on the DRAC?  Do they match a working card?
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Just tried IE8.0 from a Windows 2003 SP2  server. Issue is the same. Also tried the trick for 'Issue 13' with  IE11, here again, same issue.
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Are you using local authentication or AD integration?
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Local authentication. Must be a bug or something. Will contact Dell support an post feedback.
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Does it need a cert?  Seems this version has tighter security.
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Been in contact with Dell support. After downgrading the Drac firmware to 1.46.45 A00 I have been able to configure the Drac as we do it usually.
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Self answered the question.
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