iDRAC - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.2.0

The Integrated Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) allows remote control and monitoring of your appliance. This section describes the setup and configuration of iDRAC for BlueCat appliances only.

Note: Compatible iDRAC appliances
iDRAC can be configured on the following appliances:
  • Proteus 3300, 5500
  • Address Manager 3000, 6000
  • Adonis 800, 1200, 1900, 1950
  • DNS/DHCP Server 20, 45, 60, 100, 100D

iDRAC provides remote access to the Virtual Console and information on the state of the physical appliance, such as battery condition, fan RPM, intrusion, and other parameters. You can also modify IPv4 and IPv6 settings and remotely reboot the appliance and access remote disk images through iDRAC.

Note:
  • Proteus 3300*, 5500* and Address Manager 6000 appliances have a separate iDRAC port. You need to configure the IP address of the iDRAC port when you set up iDRAC.
  • Adonis 800, 1200 and DNS/DHCP Server 20 appliances share the iDRAC port with the eth0 Ethernet port.
  • Adonis 1900*, 1950* and DNS/DHCP Server 45, 60, 100, and 100D appliances have a separate iDRAC port. You need to configure the iDRAC IP address when you set up iDRAC.
  • * iDRAC post marked with a wrench symbol.

iDRAC DHCP timeout

By default, DHCP is enabled on iDRAC and configured with a five minute timeout period. If iDRAC cannot obtain an IP address within five minutes, iDRAC disables DHCP. If DHCP becomes disabled, you must either assign a static IP address or re-enable DHCP via the Configuration Utility / Virtual Console.

  • The five minute DHCP timeout period begins when you first power on the appliance.
  • On models without a power switch on the rear of the appliance, the iDRAC card receives power when you plug in the appliance. On models with a power switch on the rear of the appliance, the iDRAC card receives power when you plug in the appliance and turn on the rear power switch. In both cases, you do not need to turn on the power switch on the front of the appliance to apply power to the iDRAC card.
  • Removing and then reapplying power to the appliance does not reset the iDRAC DHCP timeout period.