Lifecycle Controller is the engine for advanced embedded management that is delivered as part of Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) Express in 11th generation (11G) Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers. It provides a simplified, streamlined, automatable method of managing servers through their complete lifecycle, from initial provisioning and deployment, through configuration changes and updates, to repurposing or obsolescence.

Lifecycle Controller includes 1GB to 8GB of managed and persistent storage that embeds systems management features directly on the server, eliminating the media-based delivery of system management tools and utilities.

The Lifecycle Controller delivery model:

  • Makes it easier for you to provision, deploy, update, service and customize your Dell servers
  • Reduces the time required to accomplish management tasks
  • Reduces the potential for error when working with servers
  • Enhances security, as it is easier to keep your servers patched and updated

    All of which gives you more efficient enterprise management.

    Learn more:

  • Video: Dell PowerEdge 11G Lifecycle Controller Overview
  • Lifecycle Controller Remote Services
  • Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC)
  • OS Deployment Comparison: Dell Unified Server Configurator Versus HP SmartStart