iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller provides PowerEdge servers with advanced embedded systems management, enabling key server management tasks including deploy, configure, update, maintain, diagnose, repurpose and retire. Lifecycle Controller supports these functions in the customer’s preferred mode – at the server, pre-boot with an UEFI graphical interface, at remote consoles using standards-based APIs and via scripting.
Prior to the development of Lifecycle Controller, an administrator used tools such as Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA), Dell Systems Build Update Utility (SBUU), and Dell Deployment Toolkit (DTK) shipped on multiple CDs or DVD in order to perform Dell EMC PowerEdge server provisioning and update. Maintaining and using multiple DVDs/images for these operations was a time-consuming and error-prone effort.
To simplify these operations, Lifecycle Controller allows IT administrators to do away with media altogether, enabling operating system deployment with locally embedded driver repositories, firmware updates from local and network sources, hardware configuration, and platform-specific diagnostic routines. Because Lifecycle Controller is available even when the operating system is not functional or not installed, it provides added flexibility in provisioning and customizing the server to suit changing requirements.
If you are new to using iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller, check out the "how-to" videos on youtube.com.link
Lifecycle Controller Features
|WS-Man Profiles||Describes the behavior for each iDRAC /LC feature and necessary classes, properties and methods as well as configurable management attributes that represent the feature|
|WS-Man MOFs||Files that contain the normative description for DCIM classes, properties and method in the MOF format|
|WS-Man Licenses and Privileges||Lists all licensing and privilege requirements for WS-Man operations|
|Lifecycle Controller XML Schema Guide||Contains various schema descriptions including: Lifecycle Controller log, hardware inventory, message registry, attribute registry, and dependency XML|
|Lifecycle Controller XML Schema XSD File||XSD files described in the XML Schema Guide|
These registries list all of the attributes and properties for server components in XML format, covering BIOS, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller, PERC RAID, NICs, FC HBAs, and PCIe SSDs. Following are the registries by release.
iDRAC8 and iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller Attribute Registries
Dell Test Event Notification Message Reference
Contains the notification message content generated by the Dell iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller using the Test Event Generation feature for the following event action notification types:
Describes all event and error message content from all DCIM Profiles in one document.
iDRAC and Lifecycle Controller event / error message data in XML with Dell XSL for viewing.
Article ID: SLN311809
Last Date Modified: 09/28/2018 01:00 PM
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