Dell EMC iDRAC Service Module (VIB) for ESXi 7.0 U3, v4.2.0.0

iDRAC Service Module (iSM) is a lightweight software service that better integrates operating system (OS) features with iDRAC and can be installed on Dell’s yx3x or later generation of PowerEdge servers. iSM provides OS-related information to the iDRAC and adds capabilities such as LC log event replication into the OS log, WMI support (including storage), iDRAC SNMP alerts via OS, iDRAC hard reset and remote full Power Cycle. iSM automates SupportAssist report collection process for iDRAC leading to faster issue resolution. iSM has very little impact on the host processor and smaller memory footprint than "in-band" agents such as Dell EMC OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA), thus expanding iDRAC management into supported host operating systems.
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Fixes & Enhancements

-When both iDRAC Service Module (iSM) and OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) services are running on the host operating system; the iSM communication with iDRAC might stop and start every 5 hours 30 minutes automatically.

-TLS 1.3 support - iSM is now capable of communicating with iDRAC over TLS 1.3 protocol.
-Isolation of OS-BMC-Passthrough Independent feature - iSM Limited Functionality mode support when iSM communication with iDRAC is not established.
-Enhanced NVMe Passthrough feature - Prepare to remove feature on NVMe devices in Passthrough mode on ESXi operating system.

Supported Operating System:
VMware ESXi 7.0 U3
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Version, A00

Release date

25 Jan 2022

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Systems Management


Dell Technologies recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains changes to maintain overall system health. It ensures that the system software remains current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers, and software) and may include other new features.

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1. Click the Download File link to download the zip file. (Do not unzip the file after download)

1. Login to the system running VMware Vsphere Client or vCenter-Server

2. Bring the intended ESXi host into Maintenance Mode

3. If you are using vSphere Update Manager (VUM) in "Admin View", first import the ZIP file in Patch Repository. Then add "Dell EMC iDRAC Service Module for VMware ESXi" to the desired host or group baseline before Staging or Remediating Patches.

4. The ZIP file can also be installed using remote PowerCLI tools as well as uploading the ZIP to a datastore and using an SSH client to run the following CLI command: esxcli software vib install -d "/vmfs/volumes/[datastore path]/ ISM*.zip"

Note: iDRAC Service Module does not require a hypervisor reboot after installation. Once installed remove the host from Maintenance Mode.

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