Would you like to learn how to configure IPMI on iDRAC interface of a Dell server? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure IPMI on iDRAC to enable your network monitoring software to get information remotely from the iDRAC interface of a Dell server.

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Tutorial - IPMI 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, access the Network/Security tab and select the Network option.

idrac ipmi service

On the Network screen, click on the IPMI settings option.

Enable the IPMI service and click on the Apply button.

ipmi settings

IPMI is now enabled on your Dell iDRAC interface.

If you are an Ubuntu Linux user, you could test the IPMI service by using the Ipmitool package.

# apt-get install ipmitool
# ipmitool -I lanplus -H -U root -P calvin sdr elist all