Driver Details

Dell EMC iDRAC Service Module (VIB) for ESXi 6.5 U2 & 6.7 U1, v3.4.0

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 12th 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.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes: None.


- TLS protection enabled for securing iSM to iDRAC communication over OS-BMC Pass-through.
- SupportAssist OS data collection on VMware ESXi now also supports collection in Filter mode for privacy.


Version 3.4.0, A00


Systems Management

Release date

05 Mar 2019

Last Updated

08 Mar 2019


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 421 KB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Supported Operating Systems
VMware ESXi 6.5
VMware ESXi 6.7
Applies to
iDRAC Service Module for Linux
Installation instructions
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.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.