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Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 9 User's Guide

Licensed features in iDRAC9

The following table lists iDRAC9 features that are enabled based on the license purchased:

Table 1. Licensed features in iDRAC9Licensed features in iDRAC9
Feature iDRAC9 Basic iDRAC9 Express iDRAC9 Express for Blades iDRAC9 Enterprise iDRAC9 Datacenter
Interfaces / Standards
iDRAC RESTful API and Redfish Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IPMI 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DCMI 1.5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Web-based GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RACADM command line (local/remote) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SSH Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Serial Redirection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WSMan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Network Time Protocol No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity
Shared NIC (LOM) Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes
Dedicated NIC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VLAN tagging Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IPv4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IPv6 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DHCP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DHCP with zero touch No No No Yes Yes
Dynamic DNS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OS pass-through Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
iDRAC Direct -Front panel USB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connection View Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Security
Role-based authority Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Local users Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SSL encryption Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Secure Enterprise Key Management and iDRAC Local Key Manager No No No Yes (with SEKM license) Yes (with SEKM license)
IP blocking No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Directory services (AD, LDAP) No No No Yes Yes
Two-factor authentication (smart card) No No No Yes Yes
Single sign-On No No No Yes Yes
PK authentication (for SSH) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
OAuth integration with Web based Authentication services No No No No Yes
OpenID Connect for Dell Consoles No No No No Yes
FIPS 140-2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Secure UEFI boot - certificate management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lock down mode No No No Yes Yes
Unique iDRAC default password Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customizable Security Policy Banner - login page Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Easy Multi Factor Authentication No No No Yes Yes
Auto Certificate Enrollment (SSL Certs) No No No No Yes
iDRAC Quick Sync 2 - optional auth for read operations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
iDRAC Quick Sync 2 - add mobile device number to LCL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
System Erase of internal storage devices Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Presence
Power control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Boot control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Serial-over-LAN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Media No No Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Folders No No No Yes Yes
Remote File Share No No No Yes Yes
HTML5 access to Virtual Console No No Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Console No No Yes
NOTE Virtual Console is not available on PowerEdge MX740c.
Yes Yes
Virtual Clipboard No No No Yes Yes
VNC connection to OS No No No Yes Yes
Quality/bandwidth control No No No Yes Yes
Virtual Console collaboration (up to six simultaneous users) No No No (One user only) Yes Yes
Virtual Console chat No No No Yes Yes
Virtual Flash partitions No No No Yes Yes
NOTE vFlash is not available in iDRAC9 for PowerEdge Rx5xx/Cx5xx.
Group Manager No No No Yes Yes
HTTP / HTTPS support along with NFS/CIFS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power and Thermal

Real-time power meter

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Power thresholds and alerts

No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Real-time power graphing

No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Historical power counters

No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Power capping

No No No Yes Yes

Power Center integration

No No No Yes Yes

Temperature monitoring

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Temperature graphing

No Yes Yes Yes Yes
PCIe airflow customization (LFM) No No No No Yes
Custom Exhaust Control No No No No Yes
Custom Delta-T control No No No No Yes
System Airflow Consumption No No No No Yes
Custom PCIe inlet temperature No No No No Yes

Health Monitoring

Full agent-free monitoring

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Predictive failure monitoring

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

SNMPv1, v2, and v3 (traps and gets)

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Email Alerting

No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Configurable thresholds

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Fan monitoring

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Power Supply monitoring

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Memory monitoring

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

GPU

No No No Yes Yes

CPU monitoring

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

RAID monitoring

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

NIC monitoring

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Optic Inventory

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Optic Statistics

No No No No Yes

HD monitoring (enclosure)

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Out of Band Performance Monitoring

No No No Yes Yes

Alerts for excessive SSD wear

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Customizable settings for Exhaust Temperature

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Serial Console Logs No No No No Yes
SMART logs for Storage Drives Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NOTE You can avail SMART logs using SupportAssist collection also.
Idle Server detection No No No No Yes
Telemetry Streaming No No No No Yes
NOTE The OpenManage Enterprise Advanced license and the PowerManage Plugin support telemetry data pulls from the iDRAC.

Update

Remote agent-free update

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Embedded update tools

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Update from repository

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Schedule update from repository (Auto-Update)

No No No Yes Yes
Improved PSU firmware updates Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Deployment and Configuration

Local configuration via F10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Embedded OS deployment tools

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Embedded configuration tools

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Auto-Discovery

No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Remote OS deployment

No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Embedded driver pack

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Full configuration inventory

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Inventory export

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Remote configuration

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Zero-touch configuration

No No No Yes Yes

System Retire/Repurpose 

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Server Configuration Profile in GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add BIOS configuration to iDRAC GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GPU properties No No No Yes Yes

Diagnostics, Service, and Logging

Embedded diagnostic tools

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Part Replacement

No Yes Yes Yes Yes
NOTE After performing part replacement on RAID hardware, and the process is complete for replacing firmware and configuration, Lifecycle Logs reports double part replacement entries which is expected behavior.
Easy Restore (system configuration) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Easy Restore Auto Timeout 

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NOTE Server Backup and Restore features are not available in iDRAC9 for PowerEdge Rx5xx/Cx5xx.

LED Health status indicators

Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes
LCD screen (iDRAC9 requires optional) Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes

iDRAC Quick Sync 2 (BLE/Wi-Fi hardware) 

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

iDRAC Direct (front USB management port) 

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

iDRAC Service Module (iSM) embedded

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
iSM to in-band alert forwarding to consoles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SupportAssist Collection (embedded) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Crash screen capture

No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Crash video capture1

No No No Yes Yes
Agent Free Crash Video Capture (Windows only) No No No No Yes

Boot capture

No No No Yes Yes

Manual reset for iDRAC (LCD ID button)

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote reset for iDRAC (requires iSM) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Virtual NMI

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

OS watchdog

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

System Event Log

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lifecycle Log

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Enhanced Logging in Lifecycle Controller Log Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Work notes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Remote Syslog

No No No Yes Yes

License management

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Improved Customer Experience

iDRAC -Faster processor, more memory N/A Yes N/A Yes Yes
GUI rendered in HTML5 N/A Yes N/A Yes Yes
Add BIOS configuration to iDRAC GUI N/A Yes N/A Yes Yes

[1] Requires iSM or OMSA agent on target server.


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