Export a SupportAssist Collection via iDRAC7 and iDRAC8

Summary: How to export the Tech Support Report (TSR) / SupportAssist Collection via the Dell iDRAC7 & iDRAC8 GUI.

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Symptoms

iDRAC7 and iDRAC8 SupportAssist utility can create a SupportAssist collection, also known as Technical Support Report (TSR). iDRAC provides an application interface for gathering platform information that enables support services to resolve platform and system problems. iDRAC generates a SupportAssist collection of the server and then exports the collection to a location on the management station (local), to a shared network location such as FTP, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP), HTTP, HTTPS, Common Internet File System (CIFS) or Network File Share (NFS), or sends this collection to technical support for troubleshooting and inventory collection. The collection generates a standard ZIP file.

SLN295784_en_US__1icon For PowerEdge servers with iDRAC9, please view Export a SupportAssist Collection via iDRAC9.

Generate a SupportAssist collection

iDRAC7 and iDRAC8 firmware version 2.30 and higher

  1. Log in to the iDRAC GUI. (Fig.1)

    SLN295784_en_US__2iDRAC7_iDRAC8_SupportAssist_Collection
    Figure 1: iDRAC GUI

  2. Expand Overview → Server → Troubleshooting → SupportAssist. (Fig.1)

  3. Click Edit Collection Data. Select the data to include in the collection. (Fig.1)

  4. Select the data to include in the collection. (Fig.2).

    SLN295784_en_US__3iDRAC7_iDRAC8_SupportAssist_Collection_dataset
    Figure 2: Collection Settings

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    OS and Application Data requires the iDRAC Service Module (iSM) be installed and running. iSM is an optional software application that can include relevant OS and Application Data in the SupportAssit collection. The Operating System and Application Data option is disabled and not selectable if (1) iDRAC Service Module is not installed and running or (2) Operating system BMC/iDRAC Pass-through is disabled in iDRAC.

  5. Click Apply (Fig.2)

  6. Click Export Support Collection(Fig.1)

  7. The progress is displayed. (Fig.3)

    SLN295784_en_US__5iDRAC7_iDRAC8_SupportAssist_Collection_Progress
    Figure 3: SupportAssist collection progress

  8. After the collection is generated, click OK. (Fig.4)

    SLN295784_en_US__6iDRAC7_iDRAC8_SupportAssist_Collection_Complete
    Figure 4: SupportAssist collection complete.

  9. Specify the location to save the SupportAssist collection.
    SLN295784_en_US__1icon To send the SupportAssist collection to Dell EMC support. Learn more.
SLN295784_en_US__1icon Updating the system's drivers and firmware may resolve many of the issues that are captured in a SupportAssist collection, learn more about updating firmware and drivers on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.

iDRAC7 and iDRAC8 firmware version from 2.10 to below 2.30

SLN295784_en_US__1icon Updating the system's drivers and firmware may resolve many of the issues that are captured in a SupportAssist collection, learn more about updating firmware and drivers on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.

Access iDRAC7 and iDRAC8 documentation, by selecting the iDRAC version, then the installed firmware version, and then documentation.


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Affected Product

PowerEdge R630, PowerEdge M630, PowerEdge R730, PowerEdge T630, PowerEdge R430, PowerEdge R730xd, PowerEdge M630 (for PE VRTX), PowerEdge R530, PowerEdge T430, PowerEdge M830 (for PE VRTX), PowerEdge R820, PowerEdge R420xr, PowerEdge R540, PowerEdge M640 (for PE VRTX), PowerEdge R320, PowerEdge R530xd, PowerEdge R940, PowerEdge R740, PowerEdge R220, PowerEdge M620, PowerEdge R720, PowerEdge R720xd, PowerEdge M640, PowerEdge M820 (for PE VRTX), PowerEdge R830, PowerEdge R230, PowerEdge M820, PowerEdge R640, PowerEdge R330, PowerEdge R520, PowerEdge R420, PowerEdge M830, PowerEdge R740xd, PowerEdge M620 (for PE VRTX), PowerEdge R440, PowerEdge R930, PowerEdge R620, PowerEdge R920, iDRAC7/8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.50.50.50, iDRAC7/8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.52.52.52, iDRAC7/8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.60.60.60, iDRAC7/8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.61.60.60, iDRAC7/8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.62.60.60, iDRAC7/8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.63.60.61, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.12.12.12, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.14.14.12, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.17.17.13, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.18.17.13, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.30.119.30, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.35.35.35, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.42.110.40, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.45.45.40, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.55.55.50, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller version 2.70.70.70, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller version 2.75.75.75, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.04.02.01, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.05.05.05, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.23.23.21, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.00.00.00, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.02.01.01

Last Published Date

05 Dec 2020

Version

3

Article Type

Solution

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