Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Deploying iDRAC Service Module

  • NOTE: The iDRAC Service Module can be deployed only on servers that meet the following criteria:
    • PowerEdge 12th generation or later servers running a 64-bit Windows or Linux operating system

    • iDRAC firmware version 1.51.51 or later

    • The server and iDRAC must be discovered in OpenManage Essentials

The deploy iDRAC Service Module task requires the following on the target servers:
  • Windows Management Instrumentation service must be running.
  • The default Temp folder ( C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp) must be available. Ensure that the Temp folder is not deleted or moved.
You can create tasks to deploy the iDRAC Service Module on servers running Windows or Linux operating systems. You can also plan a date and time to schedule the iDRAC Service Module deployment task.

To create an iDRAC Service Module deployment task:

  1. Click Manage > Remote Tasks > Common Tasks > Create Deployment Task.
  2. On General, select iDRAC Service Module and provide a task name. If you want to deploy the iDRAC Service Module on Windows-based servers, then select Windows, provide installer path and, if required, provide arguments. If you want to deploy the iDRAC Service Module on Linux-based servers, select Linux and provide the installer path, select Generate Trusted Key and Allow reboot. If you are using a .rpm package to deploy the iDRAC Service Module, select Upload and Install GPG key.
    • NOTE: Install the iDRAC Service Module prerequisites before deploying the iDRAC Service Module on Linux.
  3. On Task Target, do one of the following:
    • Select a query from the drop-down list or create a new query by clicking the New button.
    • Select servers on which you want to run this task and click Next.
      • NOTE: Devices that are not applicable for the iDRAC Service Module deployment are not available for selection in the Task Target. Moving the mouse pointer over such a device in the Task Target displays a tool tip that indicates why the iDRAC Service Module cannot be deployed. If you want to override the device capability and allow all the available devices for selection as task targets, select Enable all.
  4. On Schedule and Credentials, set the schedule parameters, provide user credentials to enable the task.
  5. If you want to deploy the iDRAC Service Module as a sudo user, select Enable Sudo and update the SSH port number.
    • NOTE: Before you deploy the iDRAC Service Module using sudo, create a new user account, edit the sudoers file using the visudo command, and add the following:

      Cmnd_Alias OMEUPDATE = /bin/tar,/bin/cat,/bin/rpm,/opt/dell/srvadmin/bin/omexec,/tmp/LinuxPreInstallPackage64/runbada,/tmp/LinuxPreInstallPackage64/omexec <sudo_username> ALL=OMEUPDATE, NOPASSWD:OMEUPDATE

    • NOTE: If the iDRAC Service Module is uninstalled from a system by a root user, before deploying the iDRAC Service Module on that system using sudo, make sure that all the iDRAC Service Module pre-installation package files are removed from the tmp folder.
    • NOTE: Deploying the iDRAC Service Module using sudo is not supported on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and ESX targets.
  6. Click Finish.

For information about the fields in the Create a Deployment Task wizard, see Deployment Task.


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