Would you like to learn how to do the iDRAC initial configuration? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to start using the powerful iDRAC web interface.

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Tutorial iDRAC - Initial configuration

During the boot of your Dell server, press the sequence key informed to access the iDRAC setup console.

In our example, the key sequence was CTRL + E

idrac setup

On the Setup menu, select the Reset to the Default option.

idrac reset

Select the iDRAC LAN option to enable the interface.

enable idrac

Select the LAN Parameters option.

idrac lan configuration

Select the Dedicated option on NIC Selection.

On the IPV4 Setting, Select Static IPV4 address and configure the IP address as desired.

idrac ipv4 settings

Access the LAN User configuration Menu and set the password for the root account.

idrac lan configuration

Press the ESC key and select the Save changes and Exit option.

Connect the iDRAC interface to your network.

Access a computer located on the same network.

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.