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Open Manage - can it be used on a teamed nic.

The topic is a bit odd and not sure where to put it but here is the situation.

I have a Power edge 515. I has two Gb Nic.

I noticed on my DHCP server a hostname called idrac-1SNMFP1.  I have never see this before. It just sort of appeared. I ping it and it comes back that its alive and on the network, with a ip of

I searched around and found that idrac stands for "integrated dell remote access controller. "

Ok so I go to my dell servers and with "ping -t" on one computer start carefully pulling nw cables on the servers where I can for a second or two. I see that one of the servers indeed is the IP address.  I can go into the lcd and see that this is the ip address of this servers maintenance port.

I have set up open manage on this server. Here are my questions?

1. Why did the server called idrac-etc not show up on my dhcp server before (from what I can see anyway.)

2. Is this ip address only changeable in the bios of the server. I cant see anywhere to change it in the openmanage software. Am I going to have to reboot this server to change it and can I change the name to something more friendly.

3. Why is it that I cannot get to the server from an IP address. What I mean by this is

If I put in ;


I can get to the server (its called backup2).

But if I put in the ip address eg

It does not. This is the maintenance IP.

However if I put in the IP address of the server the one eg

This works.


4. The two network cards that are in the server are teamed together to create one ip They both seem to be working.

Can the two cards still be teamed BUT have two IP addresses. Cause it looks like I have and since both of them are ping able. I thought teaming put together the two cards so it became one nic but faster, because its two. 


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