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Dell EMC iDRAC Service Module 3.1 User’s Guide

In-band support for iDRAC SNMP alerts

Using iDRAC, an out-of-band server management and monitoring tool, the SNMP traps/alerts can be recorded in the log. However, from a host OS systems management using in-band agent perspective, the preference is more on the SNMP alert received from the host OS than the traps received from iDRAC. When an SNMP alert is received from iDRAC, it would be challenging to determine the source of the alert as it is from an iDRAC IP and not the system IP.

Starting from 14th generation of servers, all events that have the "SNMP Trap" option as the target (in the Alerts page or in the equivalent RACADM or WSMAN interfaces) can be received as SNMP trap through the OS using the iDRAC Service Module. For iDRAC firmware 3.0.0 or later, this feature does not require iSM LCL replication feature to be enabled. Only the events logged in the LC log after the iDRAC Service Module was installed are sent as SNMP traps.

Using iDRAC Service Module, you can receive SNMP alerts from the host OS which is similar to the alerts that are generated by iDRAC.

  • NOTE: By default this feature is disabled. Though the In-band SNMP alerting mechanism can coexist along with iDRAC SNMP alerting mechanism, the recorded logs may have redundant SNMP alerts from both the sources. It is recommended to either use the in-band or out-of-band option, instead of using both.
  • NOTE: You can use the In-band SNMP feature on 12th generation of Dell’s PowerEdge Servers or later with a minimum iDRAC firmware version 2.30.30.30.

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