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Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 9 RACADM CLI Guide


Supported RACADM Interfaces

The RACADM command-line utility provides a scriptable interface that allows you to locally or remotely configure your iDRAC. The utility runs on the management station and the managed system. The RACADM utility is available on the Dell OpenManage Systems Management and Documentation DVD or at

The RACADM utility supports the following interfaces:

  • Local—Supports running RACADM commands from the managed server’s operating system. To run local RACADM commands, install the OpenManage software on the managed server. Only one instance of Local RACADM can be executed on a system at a time. If you try to open another instance, an error message is displayed and the second instance of Local RACADM closes immediately. To download the local RACADM tool from, select Drivers and Downloads, select a server, and then select Systems Management > Dell Toolkit.
    NOTE Local RACADM and local RACADM proxy runs with root user privilege.
  • SSH—Also known as Firmware RACADM. Firmware RACADM is accessible by logging in to iDRAC using SSH. Similar to Remote RACADM, at the RACADM prompt, directly run the commands without the RACADM prefix.
  • Remote—Supports running RACADM commands from a remote management station such as a laptop or desktop. To run Remote RACADM commands, install the DRAC Tools utility from the OpenManage software on the remote computer. To run Remote RACADM commands:
    • Formulate the command as an SSH RACADM command.
    • You must have administrator privileges to run RACADM commands using Remote RACADM.
    • ESXi operating system allows up to 1020 characters in a RACADM command. This is limited to local and remote RACADM interfaces.
    For more information about the options, see RACADM Subcommand Details. To download the local RACADM tool, go to, select the desired server. and then click Drivers & downloads.

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