Lifecycle Controller Version 3.21.21.21 Remote Services Quick Start Guide

Introduction

Dell Lifecycle Controller provides advanced embedded systems management to perform various systems management tasks using a Graphical User Interface (GUI). It is delivered as part of the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) out-of-band solution and embedded Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) applications in the latest Dell servers. iDRAC works with the UEFI firmware to access and manage every aspect of the hardware, including component and subsystem management that is beyond the traditional Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) capabilities.

It is developed on the industry standard interfaces such as:

  • Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) platform
  • Web Services for Management (WSMAN) interface
  • Redfish management interface

Dell Lifecycle Controller Remote Services includes WSMAN and iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish management interfaces. It helps to perform remote deployment, configuration, and updates integrated with Dell OpenManage Essentials and partner consoles. It can be accessed over the network using the secure web services interfaces and can be used by applications and scripts. Also, it provides a single view of all the system settings that can be imported and exported from the server to perform one-to-many cloning operations.

Using Remote Services, you can perform the following tasks:
  • Enable management consoles to perform one-to-many bare-metal server provisioning.
  • Identify and authenticate the attached Dell system to the network.
  • Integrate one‑to-many management consoles and reduce the manual steps to perform server setup and management.
  • Deploy an operating system, perform remote update and inventory, and automate the setup and configuration.

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