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iDRAC7 - Keytab File Exists is Failed in Active Directory Test Setting

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If the iDRAC7 is configured for Active Directory authentication the Keytab file exists is Failed in Active Directory Test Setting.


The issue occurs after iDRAC FW update and with a custom SSL certificate installed in iDRAC.

After update, credential vault where Keytab file is stored cannot be mounted.

The issue exists on iDRAC Firmware 1.30.30.

It happens only if there is a custom SSL certificate installed in iDRAC. By default iDRAC has a default certificate which is re-created on every firmware update, but if a custom SSL certificate is installed, this custom certificate is not touched. The problem is in the build process, every build is signed with a different key. That causes the credential vault to be encrypted with one key and not able to be decrypted when the firmware is upgraded because the key was changed.

This was fixed in iDRAC7 Firmware release 1.40.40.

Ensure that the iDRAC7 Firmware is at version 1.49.40 or higher.

For more information see the iDRAC7 Release Summary


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Article ID: SLN266074

Last Date Modified: 09/18/2013 12:00 AM

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