Remote Access Controllers (iDRAC)
Dell PowerEdge R710 Remote Access Controllers (iDRAC)
The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 6 (iDRAC6) is a systems management hardware and software solution that provides remote management capabilities, crashed system recovery, and power control functions for Dell PowerEdge R710 systems.
The iDRAC6 uses an integrated System-on-Chip microprocessor for the remote monitor/control system. The iDRAC6 co-exists on the system board with the managed PowerEdge server. The server operating system is concerned with executing applications whereas the iDRAC6 is concerned with monitoring and managing the server's environment and state outside the operating system.
The iDRAC6 can be configured to send the user an e-mail or Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap alert for warnings or errors. To help diagnose the probable cause of a system crash, the iDRAC6 can log event data and capture an image of the screen when it detects that the system has crashed.
The iDRAC6 network interface is enabled with a static IP address of 192.168.0.120 by default. It must be configured before the iDRAC6 is accessible. After the iDRAC6 is configured on the network, it can be accessed at its assigned IP address with the iDRAC6 Web interface, Telnet, or Secure Shell (SSH), and supported network management protocols, such as Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI).