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iDRAC Direct micro port

Hello,

we usually do the initial setup of iDrac we need to set up locally using Life Cycle.

But we know that there is a port to which when we connect the USB cable, we can access the iDrac using the standard loopback IP.

Where can I find this USB cable? It is not a common microUSB. It seems to be a special kind of door.

Thank you.

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Re: iDRAC Direct micro port

The iDRAC Direct port does use a standard USB connection, nothing proprietary. What is the server model? If I can get a look at the server too, it may better help me understand the issue you're running into.

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Re: iDRAC Direct micro port

This door here is not standard.

R640

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Re: iDRAC Direct micro port

Per your owner's manual, that is a standard USB Micro connection. 

https://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/poweredge-r640_owners-manual_en-us.pdf

Page 17

The iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB
USB) port enables you to access
the iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB)
features. For more information,
see the Integrated Dell Remote
Access Controller User’s Guide 

With that being the case and the connector not having proprietary pinout, I would use a standard cable like the one below.

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Male-Micro-Cable-Black/dp/B0711PVX6Z/ref=asc_df_B0711PVX6Z/?tag=...

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Some pictures in the manual show that the port is Micro-USB or Micro-AB.

This cable you sent from Amazon is Micro-USB. This is the mess!

I researched and found a cable with this type of connector that I honestly had never seen.

It is not common in Brazil to see this type of cable.

I'll try to find him here.

 

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