Would you like to learn how to restart the iDRAC interface of a Dell server without needing to restart the server itself? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to restart iDRAC remotely on a Dell server.

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Tutorial - Restart iDRAC Interface

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 Troubleshooting tab and select the Diagnostics Console option.

idrac reboot

On the Diagnostics screen, click on the Reset button to restart your iDRAC interface.

This will not restart the Dell server, only the iDRAC interface.

dell idrac reset

Wait a couple of minutes for the iDRAC interface to come back on.