PowerEdge: How to manage an iDRAC license via the web interface?


PowerEdge: How to manage an iDRAC license via the web interface?


Before and after a replacement of the system board or when upgrading the iDRAC license for enabling more features, license management is necessary. The easiest way to do this is using the iDRAC interface.
Also, you can use USB drive via Lifecycle Controller to import the iDRAC license.
PowerEdge - Import an iDRAC license using USB drive via Lifecycle Controller


Table of Contents

  1. iDRAC 8
    1.1 Export the license
    1.2 Import the license
  2. iDRAC 9
    2.1 Export the license
    2.2 Import the license

1. iDRAC 8

1.1 Export the license
For exporting the license before a replacement of the motherboard, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the iDRAC web interface

  2. Go to the Licenses tab
  3. Select Export from the drop-down menu under License Options to export all licenses
  4. Make sure that you save the license xml-file to an accessible location

1.2 Import the license
Follow these steps to import an iDRAC license:

  1. Make sure that you have stored the license xml-file to an accessible location
  2. Enter the iDRAC web interface
  3. Go to the Licenses tab
  4. Select Import from the drop-down menu under License Options to import the license




2. iDRAC 9


2.1 Export the license
For exporting the license before a replacement of the motherboard, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the iDRAC web interface
  2. Go to the Configuration
  3. Select Export from the drop-down menu under License Options to export all licenses
  4. Make sure that you save the license xml-file to an accessible location


2.2 Import the license
Follow these steps to import an iDRAC license:

  1. Make sure that you have stored the license xml-file to an accessible location
  2. Enter the iDRAC web interface
  3. Go to the Configuration
  4. Select Import from the drop-down menu under License Options to import the license


The license management steps are shown in this video.
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Article ID: SLN305798

Last Date Modified: 10/15/2019 01:55 AM

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