In blade servers, FlexAddress allows the use of persistent, chassis-assigned World Wide Names and MAC addresses (WWN/MAC) for each managed server port connection.
To view the Flex Address information in iDRAC7, configure and enable the Flex Address feature in Chassis Management Controller (CMC). For more information, see the Dell Chassis Management Controller User Guide available at dell.com/support/manuals. Any existing Virtual Console or Virtual Media session terminates if the FlexAddress setting is enabled or disabled.
The FlexAddress feature replaces the server–assigned MAC addresses with chassis–assigned MAC addresses and is implemented for iDRAC7 along with blade LOMs, mezzanine cards and I/O modules. The iDRAC7 FlexAddress feature supports preservation of slot specific MAC address for iDRAC7s in a chassis. The chassis–assigned MAC address is stored in CMC non–volatile memory and is sent to iDRAC7 during an iDRAC7 boot or when CMC FlexAddress is enabled.