This post explains the details of configuring the SNMP Credentials and Trap destination IP Address for monitoring the iDRAC7 in third party systems management consoles. The iDRAC7 enables the agent-free monitoring and capable of Out-of-Band management solution for the Dell 12G Servers. Hence with the Release of Dell 12G servers, the Dell Servers can be monitored without installing the agents like OpenManage Server Administrator in the Server and thus removing the need of an operating system to monitor the devices.
The installation and configuration of the iDRAC7 is available in Dell Support then manuals.
The user guide can be downloaded from Dell Support :
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Figure 1: Enabling Alerts
Figure 2: Verifying and enable the filter conditions
Figure 3: Verifying the Alerts Results
Figure 4: configuring the Trap Destination
To enable or disable generating alerts or event actions:
racadm config -g cfgIpmiLan -o cfgIpmiLanAlertEnable 1
For more information, see the RACADM Command Line Reference Guide for iDRAC7 available at Dell Support then manuals.
A powerful feature of the Racadm utility is the capability to increase efficiency by automating the configuration of RACs. The administrators can use the racadm config command to deploy the settings specified in the configuration file to replicate the settings in multiple RACs in the environment.
The configuration file .cfg can be created as follows:
For information about the getconfig command, see getconfig command in the RACADM Command Line Reference Guide for iDRAC7 and CMC available at Dell Support
Administrators can specify the SNMP trap settings by adding lines of code similar to the following in the RAC configuration file under the cfgTraps group:
These configuration will enable SNMP traps for all RAC event alerts to be sent to the destination IP address of 192.168.1.1 using the community name "public".
The following sample command replicates the configuration contained in the iDRAC-config.txt, RAC configuration file remotely to required IP address.
racadm -r <iDRAC IP Address> -u <idrac-username> -p <password> config -f iDRAC-config.txt
Article ID: SLN311271
Last Date Modified: 10/18/2018 08:44 AM
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