Would you like to learn how to configure the iDRAC SSH feature on a Dell server? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure the SSH service on iDRAC to enable the remote access using softwares like Putty.

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Tutorial - SSH on iDRAC

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 and select the Network option.

idrac network menu

On the top of the screen, access the Services tab.

idrac services menu

On the Services screen, locate the SSH configuration area.

Enable the SSH service and click on the Apply button.

dell idrac ssh configuration

SSH is now enabled on your Dell iDRAC interface.

Use a software like Putty to remotely connect to the iDrac interface using the root account and the calvin password.