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srkiNZ84
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Changing time on iDRAC6 through Linux racadm program

Hi,

I'm working on a PowerEdge R710 and am using an iDRAC6 to administer it. My problem is that the time on the iDRAC is not set to the same time as the PowerEdge server. I've googled around and from what I can see you're meant to use the 'racadm' utility with an option of 'setractime' or for the later versions, something along the lines of 'racadm config -g [option group] -o [option] -v [value]'.

However, when I try to do this, the racadm program supplied does not recognise the 'setractime' and going through the configuration options I can't find anything which sets the time on the board.

Has anyone had this problem before? How do you change the time using the Linux racadm program?

Thank you

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JCasares
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Re: Changing time on iDRAC6 through Linux racadm program

I'm currently having this same issue. It seems with iDRAC6 you can't use that command anymore but there is no other option.

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trectenw
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Re: Changing time on iDRAC6 through Linux racadm program

Having the same issue:

/admin1-> racadm setractime -d 20101228144700.000000-300
ERROR: Invalid subcommand specified.

How else can time be set for the iDRAC?  Through the BIOS?

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JCasares
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Re: Changing time on iDRAC6 through Linux racadm program

I'm afraid you have to shutdown the server for the time to be sincronyzed with the BIOS. That defeats the purpose of such an interface. It's clearly a regression from previous versions.

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trectenw
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Re: Changing time on iDRAC6 through Linux racadm program

Thanks for the confirmation. I tried everything, learned racadm inside out at least. Hope this gets fixed soon, I have a lot of reboots to do.

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Meskalito
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Re: Changing time on iDRAC6 through Linux racadm program

I poweroff my server - didn't help. The time doesn't sync. It's redicilous.

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SFJ7746968080
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Re: Changing time on iDRAC6 through Linux racadm program

I am having the same problem where the time is not synchronized after restart / cold start.

What is the current suggestions and advice??

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