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Dell EMC iDRAC Service Module 3.1 User’s Guide

Auto-updating iDRAC Service Module

You can auto-update the iDRAC Service Module. It aims at making the update process easier for you, by integrating iSM update with the iDRAC auto-update process.

  • NOTE: If iDRAC auto-update is enabled, iDRAC Service Module LC DUP must be updated to the latest version from
  • NOTE: You do not have to download the updates from The updated iSM package is locally available in iDRAC.
  • NOTE: iDRAC Service Module LC DUP in iDRAC will be removed when the iDRAC LC Wipe option is used. You will have to download the iDRAC Service Module LC DUP from
  • To install or update iSM, type dcism-sync.exe in the command prompt. Complete the steps in the installation wizard.
  • To display the help content, type ––help/-h.
  • To do silent install or update, type ––silent/-s.
  • To uninstall the current version and install the update package available in LC, type ––force/-f.
    • NOTE: This option overwrites the previous configuration.
  • To get details about the update package version and the installed version of iDRAC Service Module, type ––get—version/-v.
  • To download the iDRAC Service Module update packages to the user specified directory, type ––get—update/-g.
  • To install specific features, the same as CLI arguments used with msiexec.exe, type dcism-sync.exe —p “feature” .

    For example, to install iDRAC access via Host OS iDRAC feature on Windows, type dcism-sync.exe -p "ADDLOCAL=IBIA" .

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