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Article Number: 000176998


Configuring Initial iDRAC7 Network Settings

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Symptoms

You must configure the initial network settings based on your network infrastructure to enable communication with the iDRAC7 from your management station.

  1. Turn on or reboot the managed system.
  2. During Power-On Self-Test (POST), press <F2> when F2 = System Setup is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen as shown in the following figure.
  3. On the System Setup Main Menu page, click iDRAC Settings, and then click Network.
    The iDRAC Settings.Network page is displayed.
     
  4. Specify the following settings:

     -Network Settings: 

            -Enable NIC — Set this to Enabled.
            -NIC Selection (rack and tower servers only) – Select the Dedicated (iDRAC7 Enterprise only) option if it is available. Otherwise, select one of the listed LOMs to be used for the iDRAC traffic (the selected LOM is shared with the operating system). Make sure a network cable is connected to the appropriate port.
    NOTE: The Dedicated (iDRAC7 Enterprise only) option is available only on rack or tower systems with iDRAC7 Enterprise license.

    -Common Settings (Optional): 

    -Register DRAC on DNS — Select Enabled for the iDRAC7 to automatically register itself with the DNS server, if the DNS server is configured to allow dynamic updates.
     

    NOTE: If this field is grayed-out, then to edit the field, either the Enabled DHCP option under IPv4 Settings or the Enable Auto-configuration option under IPv6 Settings must be enabled

    -DNS DRAC Name — The default name is idrac-<Dell Service Tag #>. Use the default name or specify a unique name for the iDRAC.

    -Auto Config Domain Name — Set this to Enabled if you are using a DCHP server that is configured to provide the domain name.

    -Static DNS Domain Name — Specify the domain name, for example test.lab, if Auto Config Domain Name is set to Disabled.

    -IPv4 Settings:
     

    NOTE: You can also use the IPv6 Settings section instead of IPv4. See the iDRAC7 User's Guide available at dell.com/support/manuals for the IPv6 configuration.

    -Enable IPv4 — Set this to Enabled.

    -Enable DHCP — Select Enabled if you are using a DHCP server to assign the IP address, gateway, and subnet mask. Else, select Disabled and enter the values for IP Address, Gateway, and Subnet Mask.

    -Use DHCP to obtain DNS server addresses — Set this to Enabled if you are using a DHCP server that is configured to provide DNS server addresses. Else, select Disabled and enter the IP addresses for the Static Preferred DNS Server and optionally the Static Alternate DNS Server.


  5. Click Back, Finish, and then click Yes when prompted to save changes.
    The network settings are configured.

  6. Exit and allow the server to reboot.  
    NOTE: If you have enabled DHCP and are not connecting to iDRAC7 using the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the iDRAC, you can obtain the iDRAC's DHCP address from:


    -The front LCD panel on systems that have them.
    -Go back to F2 = System Setup, click iDRAC Settings and then click System Summary. Under the Current IPv4 Settings section, view the Current IP Address value.

 

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Affected Product

Servers, PowerEdge, iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.43.43.43, iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.21.21.21, iDRAC7/8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.60.60.60, iDRAC7 Version 1.10.10, iDRAC7 Version 1.20.20Servers, PowerEdge, iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.43.43.43, iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.21.21.21, iDRAC7/8 with Lifecycle Controller Version 2.60.60.60, iDRAC7 Version 1.10.10, iDRAC7 Version 1.20.20, iDRAC7 Version 1.35.35, iDRAC7 Version 1.50.50See more

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

Version

4

Article Type

Solution