This setup shows using DHCP for the DRAC ip address, but it can be hard set as well.
* Enter setup F2 1. Cursor down to Serial Communications. 2. Set the other fields to the following. o Serial Communication : On with console Redirection via COM2 o External Serial Connector : Remote Access Device o Failsafe Baud Rate : 57600 o Remote Terminal Type : VT100/VT200 o Redirection After Boot: Enabled 3. Save and exit. * Enter the RAC configuration when prompted CTRL-E o Set the ip address to DHCP o Set the LAN User password to the current console password. o Write down the DRAC MAC address. o Save and Exit
Enter the MAC address in dhcp on your dhcp server dhcpd.conf in the appropriate section.
Restart DHCPNow we should be able to ssh to the console.
ssh vt-11-c -l root root@vt-11-c's password: Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding. Dell Remote Access Controller 5 (DRAC 5) Firmware Version 1.20 (Build 07.03.02) $
To get to the console type:
This message flashes…
Connected to com2. To end type: '^'
Then you should have the console login.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS release 4 (Nahant Update 5) Kernel 2.6.9-55.ELsmp on an x86_64 vt-11 login:
To escape type ‘CTRL’ + ”
To change root password on a DRAC from ssh shell
$ racadm config -g cfgUserAdmin -o cfgUserAdminPassword -i 2 NewPasswordHere
Now to do power tasks on the dell type smclp.
$ smclp DRAC5 SM-CLP System Management Shell, version 1.0 Copyright (c) 2004-2007 Dell, Inc. All Rights Reserved cd system1 /system1 show /system1: Targets: logs1 Properties: CreationClassName = CIM_ComputerSystem Name = 7B0CZC1 NameFormat = other Dedicated = 0 ResetCapability = 4 EnabledState = 2 RequestedState = 12 EnabledDefault = 2 HealthState = 5 OperationalStatus = 2 Description = PowerEdge 2970 Verbs: cd exit help reset show start stop version * To reboot the system type "reset" * To power off "stop" * To power on "start"