To RESET iDRAC for Dell Server PowerEdge R510

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I have Dell PowerEdge R510 server.

The Goal: To reset the iDRAC

The things that I do:

I find the “I” switch (It is at the front panel of the machine)> I press that “I” switch around 30 sec> then,  I release it.

The outcome: I saw the DISPLAY blinking  blinking  continuously (Not Stop).

My question:

1) How can I know that  the “reset” has been successful?
2) Is there any other way to reset this iDRAC? Which ones?

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Most straightforward way would be to plug a laptop into the iDRAC port, set an IP in the 192.168.0.x subnet, and try browsing to This is the default IP, after a reset. The default account name will be root, password calvin.


@Mal Osborne:

Default iDRAC IP address is NOT; because of that i want to RESET it.

I did the "soft reset" (Press the i icon for at least 30 seconds....etc), but it DID NOT WORK.

OK, in that case, the button might have been disabled.

You will have to reset the iDRAC form the console. To do this, power cycle the server, then hit CTRL E when prompted.

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