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IDRAC IP address of Dell PowerEdge R720

tjie
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Hi,

I have a Dell PowerEdge R720.

I did not remember the iDRAC Ip address.

How to find it physically?

Thanks,
tjie
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You could run an IP scanner to see if it responds.

If you have physical access and can reboot the server, you'll see a prompt to enter the management for iDRAC.  You can view and change the IP address there.

Be forewarned that (at least on some models) the iDRAC management through the BIOS will show up (and allow setting the IP address and other settings) even if the iDRAC module doesn't exist!  That threw me for a loop once.

There may also be a management tool for it from within Windows, but I'm not sure about that.  Someone more informed than I will likely give you a better answer on that.
Éric MoreauSenior .Net Consultant
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it is apparently visible from the panel directly on the server: https://techexpert.tips/dell-idrac/discover-idrac-ip-address/
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@Eric:
That link has some valuable information about iDRAC.  If my memory serves me correctly (not always the case!) the display is programmable and may or may not show the address.  In any case, it is an easy place to check.

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Download and install:

Open Manage Server Administrator (from Dell)

That should be able to tell you what IP address is configured.  Keep in mind, as others have hinted at, that just because it is configured, doesn't mean the iDRAC is actually connected to anything

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@Kaffiend:

Would you give me the link for this download?
Is it Under Secure System Management? System Management? or ?
I do not see it.

Thanks,
tjie

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There's download and install instructions at this link:
https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln312492/support-for-dell-emc-openmanage-server-administrator-omsa?lang=en#OMSA_Download

Basically, go to the support website, enter your Service Tag, and browse for Drivers & Downloads