Would you like to learn how to do the iDRAC firmware upgrade of a Dell server? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to upgrade iDRAC's firmware using the web interface.

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Tutorial iDRAC - Firmware upgrade

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your iDRAC interface and access the administrative web interface.

dell idrac webinterface

On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.

Factory default access information:
Username: root
Password: calvin

After a successful login, the administrative menu will be displayed.

Access the iDRAC settings menu, access the Update tab and select the Firmware Update option.

idrac firmware upgrade

On the Firmware Update screen, select the desired firmware image and click on the Apply button.

If you don't have the iDRAC firmware, go to the iDRAC website and download the last version.

This will not restart the Dell server, only the iDRAC interface.

idrac upgrade image

Click on the Next button and wait for the firmware upgrade to finish.

dell idrac upgrade

After a couple of minutes, the iDRAC interface will come back on.