Would you like to learn how to configure the iDRAC VNC server feature on a Dell server? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to enable VNC server on the iDrac interface to enable the remote connection using softwares like SSVNC or RealVNC.

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Tutorial iDrac - VNC server Configuration

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

idrac login

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 VNC server configuration area.

Enable the VNC service, enable the SSL encryption, set a VNC passsword and click on the Apply button.

idrac vnc encrypted

Configure the SSL Encryption to auto negotiate.

idrac vnc encryption

The VNC service is now enabled on your Dell iDRAC interface.

Use a software like SSVNC to remotely connect to the iDrac interface using the SSL encryption.

Open the SSVNC software, select the Use SSL option, enter the IP address of your iDrac interface and click on the Connect button.

idrac VNC configuration ssl

Click on the Save button.

idrac vnc ssl certificate

Enter the iDrac VNC password and click on the OK button.

idrac vnc connection

Congratulations! You have configured the iDrac VNC service successfully.

If you are facing problems to use an encrypted VNC connection, you may disable the VNC encryption.

If you disabled the VNC SSL encryption, you may use a regular VNC client like RealVNC.