To perform out-of-band systems management using iDRAC, you
must configure iDRAC 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
Provisioning Server — Use
this option if you have a provisioning server installed in the data
center environment. A provisioning server manages and automates the
deployment or upgrade of an operating system and application for a
Dell PowerEdge server. By enabling the Provisioning Server option,
the servers, upon first boot, search for a provisioning server to
take control and begin the automated deployment or upgrade process.
DHCP — Use this option if you
have a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server installed
in the data center environment or if you are using iDRAC Auto Config
or OpenManage Essentials Configuration Manager to automate server provisioning.
The DHCP server automatically assigns the IP address, gateway, and
subnet mask for iDRAC.
You can enable Provisioning Server or DHCP when you place an
order for the server. There is no charge to enable either of these
features. However, only one setting is possible.