On servers with Windows 2008 SP2 64-bit operating system, the iDRAC Virtual CD USB Device is not discovered automatically (or enabled). You must enable this manually. For more information, see steps recommended by Microsoft to manually update the Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS) driver for this device.
For Linux operating systems, configure the USB NIC as DHCP on the host operating system before enabling USB NIC.
If the operating system on the host is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, CentOS 6.5, CentOS 7.0, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, or Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS then after enabling the USB NIC in iDRAC, you must manually enable DHCP client on the host operating system. For information to enable DHCP, see the documents for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, CentOS, and Ubuntu operating systems.
For vSphere, you must install the VIB file before enabling USB NIC.
For the following operating systems, if you install the Avahi and nss-mdns packages, then you can use https://idrac.local to launch the iDRAC from the host operating system. If these packages are not installed, use https://169.254.0.1 to launch the iDRAC.
|Operating System||Firewall Status||Avahi Package||nss-mdns Package|
|RHEL 5.9 32–bit||Disable||Install as a separate package ( avahi-0.6.16-10.el5_6.i386.rpm)||Install as a separate package ( nss-mdns-0.10-4.el5.i386.rpm)|
|RHEL 6.4 64–bit||Disable||Install as a separate package ( avahi-0.6.25-12.el6.x86_64.rpm)||Install as a separate package ( nss-mdns-0.10-8.el6.x86_64.rpm)|
|SLES 11 SP3 64–bit||Disable||Avahi package is the part of operating system DVD||nss-mdns is installed while installing Avahi|
On systems with RHEL 5.9 operating system, if the USB NIC was disabled and if you turn off the system or vice-versa, when the system is turned on and if the USB NIC is enabled, the USB NIC device is not active automatically. To make it active, check if any ifcfg-ethX.bak file is available in the /etc/sysconfig/network-script directory for the USB NIC interface. If it is available, rename it to ifcfg-ethX and then use the ifup ethX command.