NOTE: Some of the features
are available only with iDRAC7 Enterprise license. For information
on the features available for a license, see
Inventory and Monitoring
View managed server health.
Inventory and monitor network adapters and storage subsystem (PERC
and direct attached storage) without any operating system agents.
View and export system inventory.
View sensor information such as temperature, voltage, and intrusion.
Monitor CPU state, processor automatic throttling, and predictive
View memory information.
Monitor and control power usage.
Support for SNMPv3 gets.
For blade servers: launch Chassis Management Controller (CMC)
Web interface, view CMC information, and WWN/MAC addresses.
NOTE: CMC provides access
to iDRAC7 through the M1000E Chassis LCD panel and local console connections.
For more information, see
Chassis Management Controller User’s
Manage vFlash SD card partitions.
Configure front panel display settings.
Launch Lifecycle Controller, which allows you to configure and
update BIOS and supported network and storage adapters.
Manage iDRAC7 network settings.
Configure and use virtual console and virtual media.
Deploy operating systems using remote file share, virtual media,
Perform server configuration using the export or import XML profile
feature through RACADM and WS-MAN. For more information, see the
Lifecycle Controller Remote Services Quick Start Guide.
Manage iDRAC7 licenses.
Update BIOS and device firmware for devices supported by Lifecycle
Update or rollback iDRAC7 firmware.
Manage staged updates.
Backup and restore server profile
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Perform power related operations and monitor power consumption.
No dependency on Server Administrator for generation of alerts.
Log event data: Lifecycle and RAC logs.
Set email alerts, IPMI alerts, remote system logs, WS eventing
logs, and SNMP traps (v1 and v2c) for events and improved email alert
Capture last system crash image.
View boot and crash capture videos.
Securing access to critical network resources is a priority. iDRAC7
implements a range of security features that includes:
Custom signing certificate for Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate.
Signed firmware updates.
User authentication through Microsoft Active Directory, generic
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Directory Service, or
locally administered user IDs and passwords.
Two-factor authentication using the Smart–Card logon feature.
The two-factor authentication is based on the physical smart card
and the smart card PIN.
Single Sign-on and Public Key Authentication.
Role-based authorization, to configure specific privileges for
SNMPv3 authentication for user accounts stored locally in the
iDRAC. It is recommended to use this, but it is disabled by default.
User ID and password configuration.
Default login password modification.
SMCLP and Web interfaces that support 128-bit and 40-bit encryption
(for countries where 128 bit is not acceptable), using the SSL 3.0
Session time-out configuration (in seconds).
Configurable IP ports (for HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, Telnet, Virtual Console,
and Virtual Media).
NOTE: Telnet does not support SSL encryption and is disabled by default.
Secure Shell (SSH) that uses an encrypted transport layer for
Login failure limits per IP address, with login blocking from
that IP address when the limit is exceeded.
Limited IP address range for clients connecting to iDRAC7.
Dedicated Gigabit Ethernet adapter on rack or tower servers with