To perform out-of-band systems management using iDRAC7, you must
configure iDRAC7 for remote accessibility, set up the management station
and managed system, and configure the supported Web browsers.
NOTE: In case of blade
servers, install CMC and I/O modules in the chassis and physically
install the system in the chassis before performing the configurations.
Both iDRAC Express and iDRAC Enterprise ship from the factory with
a default static IP address. However, Dell also offers two options-Auto-discovery
that allows you to access the iDRAC, and remotely configure your server,
Auto Discovery — Use this option if you have a provisioning server
installed in your data center environment. A provisioning server
manages and automates the deployment or upgrade of an operating system
and applications to a Dell PowerEdge server. By enabling Auto Discovery,
the servers — upon first boot — searches for a provisioning server
to take control and begin the automated deployment or update process.
DHCP — Use this option if you have a Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol (DHCP) server installed in the data center environment. The
DHCP server automatically assigns the IP address, gateway, and subnet
mask for iDRAC7.
You can enable Auto-discovery or DHCP when you place an order
for the server. There is no charge to enable either of these features.
Only one setting is possible.