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The iDRAC provides comprehensive, embedded management across the PowerEdge family of servers, automation that lets your organization grow, and security that ensures peace of mind. From the variety of tools and technologies in the OpenManage portfolio, you can build a management solution that matches your needs, and by leveraging iDRAC, ensures optimal server management.
iDRAC7 features are available based on the type of the license, for complete listing of licensed features, expand the following feature list:
|iDRAC Licenses / Server Model||200-500 Series Rack / Tower / Modular||600+ Rack / Tower / Modular|
|Basic: Basic instrumentation with iDRAC web GUI, this is the default license included with 200-500 series rack and tower servers.||Standard||n/a|
|Express: All the features of Basic and expanded remote management and server lifecycle features, this is the default license included with 600+ series rack, tower, and modular servers.||Upgrade||Standard|
|Enterprise: All the features of Express and additional remote presence features with advanced, Enterprise-class, management capabilities.||Upgrade||Upgrade|
An iDRAC license is a perpetual license that is valid for the life of a server, and can be bound to the Service Tag of only one server at a time. Upgraded iDRAC license can be included at time of server purchase or purchased separately and downloaded from Dell Digital Locker.
Dell EMC recommends keeping your system up to date with the latest iDRAC7 firmware available. This ensures the best performance as well as the latest security updates and bug fixes. iDRAC updates do not require a reboot of the host, allowing for in place updates. The iDRAC7 firmware version for a server model may vary from other server models with iDRAC7. To download the latest iDRAC7 firmware for your system:
Engage in the Systems Management community to find:
Select your iDRAC7 firmware version, then the Documentation tab for the version specific documentation.
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller playlist of videos
Be sure to change the default password on your equipment to something secure. How to connect to iDRAC7 and change the password either at the first run prompt, from the web UI or from the command line.April 2020
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