Configuring iDRAC - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.2

Address Manager Administration Guide

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8.3.2

Configure iDRAC during the pre-boot power-on self-test (Post) phase.

After initial setup and configuration of iDRAC settings, you can access it through the iDRAC web interface (iDRAC8, iDRAC7, and iDRAC6 only).
Note: There are two versions of iDRAC software — Enterprise and Express. iDRAC8 Enterprise, iDRAC7 Enterprise, and iDRAC6 Enterprise include remote access via web browser to the Virtual Console.
  • BlueCat DNS Integrity CORE, BORDER, and BRANCH support iDRAC9.
    Note: BlueCat DNS Integrity CORE, BORDER, and BRANCH have been rebranded to the following names:
    • BlueCat DNS Integrity CORE has been rebranded to BlueCat GEN4-7000 (BDDS125).
    • BlueCat DNS Integrity BORDER has been rebranded to BlueCat GEN4-5000 (BDDS75).
    • BlueCat DNS Integrity BRANCH has been rebranded to BlueCat GEN4-4000 (BDDS50) and BlueCat GEN4-2000 (BDDS25).
  • Address Manager 3000 supports iDRAC8 Enterprise and iDRAC7 Express.
  • Address Manager 6000 supports iDRAC7 Enterprise.
  • DNS/DHCP Server 20 appliances support either iDRAC6 Express or iDRAC7 Express or iDRAC8 Enterprise*
  • DNS/DHCP Server 45 and 60 appliances support iDRAC7 Enterprise or iDRAC8 Enterprise*
  • DNS/DHCP Server 100, and 100D appliances support iDRAC7 Enterprise.
  • Adonis 1900 and 1950 appliances support iDRAC6 Enterprise.
  • Adonis 800 and 1200 appliances support iDRAC6 Express.
*Customers should refer to the iDRAC web-based user interface to determine which software version their appliance is running.
Assign a static IPv4 or IPv6 address to the iDRAC port using the iDRAC Configuration Utility directly on the appliance. You can then use this IP address to connect to iDRAC remotely via the iDRAC web interface.
Note: The iDRAC port can also be assigned an IP address via DHCP. To view this address, check your DHCP server status logs. If the iDRAC port does not have an IPv4 address, DHCP might have been disabled. Connect to the Configuration Utility on your appliance to set a static IP address or re-enable DHCP.

To access the iDRAC Configuration Utility:

  1. Power on or restart the appliance by removing the front cover and pressing the power switch on the front panel.
    During the preboot phase, wait until the following text appears in the Configuration Utility window:

    iDRAC8 / iDRAC7

    F2 = System Setup

    iDRAC6

    Press <Ctrl-E> for Remote Access Setup within 5 sec.....
  2. If running iDRAC8 / iDRAC7, press F2. The BlueCat System Setup menu opens, displaying the following options:
    System Setup Main Menu
    
    System BIOS
    iDRAC Settings
    Device Settings

    If running iDRAC 6, press Ctrl+E immediately. The iDRAC6 Configuration Utility window opens, displaying the following options:

    iDRAC6 LAN .................................................... On
    LAN Parameters ................................................ <ENTER>
    Virtual Media Configuration ................................... <ENTER>
    Smart Card Logon .............................................. <ENTER>
    System Services ............................................... <ENTER>
    LCD Configuration ............................................. <ENTER>
    LAN User Configuration ........................................ <ENTER>
    Reset To Default .............................................. <ENTER>
    System Event Log Menu ......................................... <ENTER>
    Note: If you do not see the iDRAC Configuration Utility window, allow the system to finish booting, restart your appliance, and then try again.