Article Number: 000178044
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.
Security is a top priority for iDRAC users. With that in mind, the iDRAC web interface, remote RACADM utility, and WS-Man interfaces all support TLS 1.2. Every web page served by the iDRAC web server is delivered with TLS encryption (unless configured otherwise). Dell also supports encryption on the virtual KVM (virtual console redirection) and virtual media over TLS. The iDRAC Virtual Console and Media also benefit from SSL encryption. Additionally, the iDRAC firmware is equipped with a default security certificate, which can be replaced by a customer with one of their own choosings.
|iDRAC Direct||Secure front-panel USB connection to iDRAC web interface, which eliminates the need for crash carts or a trip to the hot aisle of your data center. You can use the same port to insert a USB key to upload new system profile for secure, rapid system configuration.|
|OpenManage Mobile and Quick Sync||Use the OpenManage Mobile app on your handheld device to securely retrieve critical health data and easily perform bare-metal server configuration tasks. Compatible with Android devices.|
|Easy Restore||Automatically restore hardware configuration and license information during system board replacement.|
|SupportAssist||Gather all hardware logs, OS logs (requires iDRAC Service Module) and inventory information required for technical support.|
|Agent-free Monitoring||Monitor hardware and storage device health / performance metrics including memory, CPU, I/O, 12Gb SAS and PCIe SSDs.|
|DRAC RESTful API||With this API, iDRAC enables support for the Redfish standard and enhances it with Dell extensions.|
|Cipher Select||Cipher Select is an advanced user setting where the user can choose to block undesired ciphers negotiated by iDRAC, providing increased security.|
|System Erase||With proper authentication, administrators can securely erase data from local storage (HDDs, SSDs, NVMes).|
|Zero touch deployment and provisioning||When ordered with Zero Touch, PowerEdge servers can be automatically configured when they are initially connected to your network. This process uses a Server Configuration Profile to ensure each server is set to your specifications.|
|iDRAC Licenses / Server Model||100-500 Series Rack / Tower / Modular||600+ Rack / Tower / Modular|
|Basic: Basic instrumentation with iDRAC web GUI, this is the default license included with 100-500 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 iDRAC8 firmware available. This ensures the best performance as well as the latest security updates and bug fixes. iDRAC updates do not require a reboot fo the host, allowing for in place updates. The iDRAC8 firmware version for a server model may vary from other server models with iDRAC8. To download the latest iDRAC8 firmware for your system:
Engage in the Systems Management community to find:
Select your iDRAC8 firmware version, then the Documentation tab for the version specific documentation.
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