iDRAC in Dell

Do I need to buy license for using Dell iDRAC port ? Is it always come with Dell server ?

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k0x49Commented:
Don't think you need a license but when purchasing the server you need to make sure it comes with the iDrac port.  If you contact Dell, they can answer these questions for sure.  iDrac is an awesome tool to use especially if you need to do any work on the server remotely.  It also gives you the ability to remote install the OS using iDrac.
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
I don't believe so.

Here is a very informative page on iDRAC.

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN85572/EN
footechCommented:
There's no license needed.
There are different versions of the iDRAC though with different features, like Virtual Console and Media.  The latest generation of Dell servers (like Rx30) all come with iDRACs, but when ordering you have the choice to upgrade to more full-featured versions.  Previous generations came standard with more basic remote management, but still with the iDRACs as an option.
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Mark DamenERP System ManagerCommented:
You've not been told the correct answer there - the server does need to be specified the card, this is what provides the port.  But, most new servers have the essentials version supplied.  It is a license key that takes it to the higher levels, and only the higher levels have remote console.

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footechCommented:
I think markusdamenous is correct, and my previous answer (and others) was incorrect.
When I last upgraded an iDRAC, I don't remember having to put in a license, but a bit of research indicates there is one (at least for the Enterprise level), so my recollection is probably faulty.  I've found a Dell whitepaper on iDRAC7 licensing with a simple Google search, and when logged into an iDRAC there is a licensing section where you can import, etc.

I'll request that this question be reopened so that a different answer can be selected.
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