Would you like to learn how to use the iDRAC Virtual Media feature of a Dell server? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to use your local CD or DVD as a remote virtual media on a Dell iDRAC interface.

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Tutorial iDRAC - Virtual media

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 System menu, click on the Console/Media tab and select the Configuration option.

idrac virtual media

On the Configuration screen, select the Attach option and click on Apply button.

idrac attach virtual media

Click on the Launch Virtual Console Button to start a remote console session.

idrac remote console

On the Remote console screen, open the Virtual Media menu and select the Launch Virtual Media Option.

idrac virtual console

On the Virtual Media screen, select the local media that should be remotely connected and minimize the window.

idrac remote media

The media will be immediately available to your Dell server.

You can now use the remote media as you wish.