I have two Dell Poweredge R420 which bot fails during boot in the process Initializing idrac...
They have both worked fine until i wanted to update from ESXi 5.5 to ESXi 6.5. After they restarted they could'nt finish the initializing iDRAC process which causes both servers to run their Fans at full speed. I have tried searching for solutions online and all i have tried so far have been without sucess. I have checked this post out: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/956/t/19507018
So i have tried resetting idrac without success and tried to drain the system. Beside that i read that it could be an idea to buy a new motherboard but i just want to make sure that i have tried all solutions before having to use any money.
Right now i am trying to install Dell OpenManage on the server, but i have no idea if it works.
If there is a way to just disable or deactivate iDRAC completely it is preffered. I dont need to have the option to use iDRAC i just want to reduce the fan noise/fans running full speed. But if i wish to reduce the fans i also need to enter iDRAC which i cant.
There is not a way to disable the idrac. Will it let you update the iDRAC firmware?
For an esxi system the best way is to respository manager to create a bootable image. http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/1767.dell-emc-repository-manager-d...
i tried downloading the DRM and making a bootable image but under the process it gives me this error "Failed exporting to Bootable ISO." Beside that it failed when i tried downloading the iDRAC with Lifecycle v126.96.36.199 but i guess that there is a way to download an older version and uploading it to the DRM.
Update. I tried downloading a other iDRAC file this time version 188.8.131.52 but it shows up as a non-dup file and can't be used to create a bootable ISO image. What do i do about that?
I tried creating a ISO without idrac but it gives me this error when i try booting with BIOS or UEFI what can i do about it?