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Dell EMC iDRAC Service Module 3.1 User’s Guide

Initial installation of iSM through iDRAC Express

  1. From the iDRAC Service Module setup page, click Install Service Module. The Service Module Installer is exposed to the Host OS and a job has been created in iDRAC.
  2. For Microsoft Windows OS, RDP to the server or go to the physical server console. For Linux OS, SSH to the host IP or go to the physical server console.
  3. Find the mounted volume in your device list labeled "SMINST", and click the appropriate script to initiate install. For Microsoft Windows OS, run the batch file “ISM-Win.bat” from the command prompt. For Linux OS, run the script “” from the shell.
  4. After the installation is complete, iDRAC shows that the Service Module as Installed and displays the last installed date.
    • NOTE: The installer is available in the Host OS for 30 minutes. If you do not start the installation within 30 minutes, you must restart the Service Module installation.

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