Auto-discovery works with a static IP. DHCP, DNS server, or the default DNS host name discovers the provisioning server. If DNS is specified, the provisioning server IP is retrieved from DNS and the DHCP settings are not required. If the provisioning server is specified, discovery is skipped so neither DHCP nor DNS is required.
You can enable auto-discovery using iDRAC7 Settings Utility or using Lifecycle Controller. For information on using Lifecycle Controller, see Lifecycle Controller User’s Guide available at dell.com/support/manuals.
If auto-discovery feature is not enabled on the factory-shipped system, the default administrator account (user name as root and password as calvin) is enabled. Before enabling auto-discovery, make sure to disable this administrator account. If the auto-discovery in Lifecycle Controller is enabled, all the iDRAC user accounts are disabled until the provisioning server is discovered.
To enable auto-discovery using iDRAC Settings utility: