Unpack the system
Install the system into the rack. How to physically install a server in a rack or tower mode is explained in this article.
Connect the peripherals to the system
Connect the power and turn on the system. It can be done by pressing the power button or by using the iDRAC
The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) is designed to improve productivity for system administrators and improve the overall availability of Dell systems. The iDRAC alerts administrators about system issues. This allows remote system management and reduces the need for physical access to the system.
The initial configuration of the iDRAC9 and the LCC is explained step by step in this article.
To log in into the iDRAC Web User Interface, open a browser and enter the address IP. The address by default is 192.168.0.120. There are also others ways to connect to the iDRAC using command-line protocols (SSH, RACADM). For more information about this, see the latest Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals under the title "Setting up iDRAC Communication."
The login screen is displayed. The default username is "root."
If you have not opted for secure default access to iDRAC, then the default password is "calvin."
If you have opted for secure default access to iDRAC, the Secure Password is on a sticker on the underside of the Service Tag information.
For more information about logging in to the iDRAC and iDRAC licenses, see the latest Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Dell LCC is an advanced embedded systems management technology that enables remote server management using the iDRAC. Using LCC, you can update the firmware using a local or Dell-based firmware repository. The OS Deployment wizard available in LCC enables you to deploy an operating system.
To access the LCC, press F10 during startup. The LCC shares an IP address with one of the server network cards. The IP address must be configured at least once to use the update and the operating system installation feature. This page explains the initial setup of the LCC.
The embedded LCC simplifies the installation of the operating system with the "OS Deployment" feature. This feature preloads the necessary drivers before the installation process. This gives a smooth installation as the operating system recognizes all components.
Find all details in the dedicated article "How to install the operating system on a Dell PowerEdge Server?"
Dell PowerEdge servers offer a wide variety of options for keeping firmware and drivers up to date. Dell provides many useful tools to simplify the update process from updating a single driver on a single system to updating all systems at once.
For more information read the dedicated article Updating a PowerEdge.
System Hardware Diagnostics are embedded in the LCC. The LCC has a physical (as opposed to logical) view of the attached hardware. This can identify hardware problems that the operating system and other online tools cannot identify.
Find all details in the dedicated article How to Run Hardware Diagnostics on your PowerEdge Server.
Starting with the iDRAC9 generation of PowerEdge servers, SupportAssist is now embedded in the iDRAC. When registered, SupportAssist automatically identifies hardware faults, creates a case, and initiates contact from Dell EMC to the customer.
To register your system, read this dedicated article on How to register the iDRAC embedded SupportAssist?
For troubleshooting, you can export the SupportAssist Collection through the iDRAC web interface even without a registration.
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Article ID: SLN285802Last Date Modified: 07/20/2020 05:56 PM