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How to install and configure iDRAC Service Module?

The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller(iDRAC) Service Module is a lightweight optional software application that can be installed on Dell 12G Server or later. The iDRAC Service Module complements iDRAC interfaces – Graphical User Interface (GUI), RACADM CLI and Web Service Management (WSMAN) with additional monitoring data. You can configure the features on the supported operating system depending on the features to be installed and the unique integration needs in a work environment.

The iDRAC Service Module architecture uses IP socket communication and provides additional Server Management data (OS/device driver) to iDRAC and presents one-to-many consoles with access to Systems Management data through OS standard interfaces.

For more information, see the following video tutorials.

Installing iDRAC Service Module on Microsoft Windows OS

Configuring iDRAC Service Module

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Where is the link to the download for iDRAC Service Module?

Is there a non microsoft OS version? :)

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Where is the link to the download for iDRAC Service Module?

Is there a non microsoft OS version? :)

The installation guide directs you to get it from Currently, it'll take you to

If you are running RHEL or SLES, you can also get it from the OMSA YUM repository:

There's a community-supported build for Ubuntu at:

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Here is the Link to download iDRAC Service Module 

The link to download Dell iDRAC Service Module:

Dell iDRAC Service Module (VIB) for ESXi 5.5:

Dell iDRAC Service Module (VIB) for ESXi 5.1:

Dell iDRAC Service Module for XenServer 6.2:


Other than Microsoft Windows, Dell iDRAC Service Module can be installed on the following Linux OSes:

a)      Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9

b)      Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4

c)       Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5

d)      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3

The Dell iDRAC Service Module can also be installed on:

a)      VMware ESXi 5.1 U1

b)      VMware ESXi 5.1 U2

c)       VMware ESXi 5.5

d)      Citrix XenServer 6.2

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Thank you Deepti :)

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Please supply ESX installation and configuration information. I have the IDRAC service module installed but don't know how to configure it with regards to the iDrac network on the ESX host.

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After you have installed iDRAC Service Module on your ESXi host, you can configure it using the iDRAC GUI.

Here is a Video which might help you :

Here are the links to the manuals of iSM 1.0 for your reference:

Hope this helps



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I have tested version 2.1.0 on RHEL6. It has created a network device named 'idrac' that allowed ssh connections to the iDRAC service processor from the host system, circumventing the network security gained from putting the service processor on a separate network. Is there a way to prevent this?

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The network between iDRAC Service Processor and Host operating system is secured. Any device from host network or iDRAC network can not access this network device externally

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That's true, but user processes on the host can now access the network to the iDRAC. That's a security issue.

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