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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 dell.com/support.
  • NOTE: You do not have to download the updates from support.dell.com. 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 dell.com/support.
  • 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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