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iDrac6 Remote GUI

Hello Folks That iDrac6 that comes with R710, doesn't have a remote desktop(I didn't mean RDM) with mouse support, it's just a screenshot from what's going on the system? is not a real GUI? so how should I install vmware esxi without having a keyboard and monitor? thx a lot
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Re: iDrac6 Remote GUI

Hello,

Do you know if you have the iDRAC Express, or the iDRAC Enterprise? I ask because the remote console feature is a function of the Enterprise license only. Based on your description, it sounds like you do have the Enterprise license, but I would still check to confirm. 

The screenshot you mention should be clickable, which should launch a Java window. Are you saying that you can launch that application, but keyboard and ouse pass through fails? If that's the case, it's probably an issue with a port being blocked. You didn't list your firmware version for the iDRAC, but I'm fairly certain it won't matter for purposes of a port check. Page 26 of the manual will show you all of them that you'll need open.

https://dell.to/2ZI40cc

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Lord.Arthas
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Re: iDrac6 Remote GUI

I have access now Do you know if I remove the fans from this system, it cud hurt anything? their noise is driving me nuts, btw from the moment I closed the led, they are working slower

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Re: iDrac6 Remote GUI

I would not recommend removing the cooling from your server. It'll just end up overheating and shutting down. As long as the case is open, the fans will spin significantly faster, that part is by design. I've seen custom liquid cooling solutions implemented by customers that were inclined to work with their hands, but it isn't something that I can recommend.

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Re: iDrac6 Remote GUI

Hello Again 🙂 I had a chance to finally boot this thing up and I got this error, which eventually causes system to not find my two SAS drives, So I removed the raid controller and the error went away, but I still can't see my hard drives obviously.. what should I do? you think order a new "Perc 6I PCI-E X8 SAS RAID"? where should I find the firmware file so I can update my firmware(I searched I cudn't find any downloads for R710)? how many different components on this server have a firmware? I know iDrac6 has a firmware, Motherboard bios should have too I guess..

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Re: iDrac6 Remote GUI

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Re: iDrac6 Remote GUI

Here is the support page for the R710. You can use it to source all the firmware and driver downloads.

https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/poweredge-r710/drivers

As for the error, I would reseat both the PERC and the DIMM it uses for cache, if it is removable. If not, replacing the PERC would be the next step. I replaced my PERC 6i with an H700 recently, and was able to do so fairly cheaply.

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