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May 28th, 2012 21:00

Ignore CSR for installing wildcard certificate in IDRAC6


 I want to install wildcard certificate to IDRAC6. We are managing over 200 DELL servers.

 So Get CSR and publish each own certificate doesn't make sense.

 Does anyone know how to ignore CSR and install wild card certificate to IDRAC6?

 Command line or GUI, both make me happy.

 Maybe in case of OMSA will be appreciated.

Thank you.

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November 11th, 2013 22:00

Better solution.  I was able to upload a wildcard certificate to 8 of our PE R710, R715 and R815 machines.  They are all iDRAC6.

The key is to increase the key length BEFORE you upload the wild card certificate.

Copy SSL Key and CRT (plus intermediate.crt files if necessary) files to Linux host that has access to RACADM utility

concat your.crt and intermediate.crt

cat your.crt intermediate.crt > combo.crt

VI the combi.crt and make sure there is a hard return between the two certificiates.


Expand the Key Size to allow for modern SSL Certificates

racadm -r 192.168.rac.addr -u root -p yourPass config -g cfgRacSecurity -o cfgRacSecCsrKeySize 2048

Upload the your Private Key

racadm -r 192.168.rac.addr -u root -p yourPass sslkeyupload -t 1 -f your.key

Upload the Combo Certificate

racadm -r 192.168.rac.addr -u root -p yourPass sslcertupload -t 1 -f combo.crt

this will cause a iDRAC reboot.  it will take about 5 minutes to complete

Once done.. * certificate will work


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May 29th, 2012 09:00

Good morning,

After researching the issue, the iDRAC6 does not support wild card certificates.


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May 29th, 2012 18:00

Thank you!

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April 7th, 2014 13:00

This one worked, thanks!!!

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July 23rd, 2016 21:00

You're a rockstar, Jim. Thanks for saving my otherwise dreary afternoon of idrac problems.

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January 8th, 2019 23:00

Thank you for sharing this!

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