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  • Using DRAC to power on a Dell Server

    I'm attempting to automate the power on sequence of a Dell Server using iDRAC6 Enterprise. So far it looks like I can telnet/SSH into the DRAC and use the SM-CLP CLI (Command Line Interface) commands to do this, but the docs are a bit vague.

    According to my research I should be able to run "start admin1/hdwr1" to do this, however the docs only list admin1/hdwr1 as HARDWARE, and considering the CLI lets you turn on individual components like just the NIC, etc., I'd like to be sure I have the correct command.

    Anyone out there familiar with DRAC and/or it's CLI?
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    Re: Using DRAC to power on a Dell Server

    Not yet i'm not but i wil be reading some over the next few months as we need to start replacing servers.

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    • #3
      Re: Using DRAC to power on a Dell Server

      Using plink to SSH into it, and Powershell to execute the commands:


      Power down:
      cmd /c "plink -ssh -l <USERNAME> -pw <PASSWORD> <SERVER NAME/IP>" racadm serveraction powerdown

      To power up, change the last command to powerup.
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      • #4
        Re: Using DRAC to power on a Dell Server

        This looks nice too...
        http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/M..._23509486.html
        Marcel
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          Re: Using DRAC to power on a Dell Server

          Can't see that info Dumber.
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          • #6
            Re: Using DRAC to power on a Dell Server

            Originally posted by Wired View Post
            Can't see that info Dumber.
            Only when you access the page via Google you'll able to see the replies when you scroll down to the end of the page.

            To open this page, http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Q_23509486.html
            Google search for:
            Q_23509486 site:www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server

            If you still not see the replies then clear cookies, open a new browser go to Google and do the search again.

            \Rems

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            • #7
              Re: Using DRAC to power on a Dell Server

              Just copy and paste the URL in google and you're done.
              Experts-exchange.com has IMHO a weird restriction. No direct links without an account.
              Marcel
              Technical Consultant
              Netherlands
              http://www.phetios.com
              http://blog.nessus.nl

              MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
              "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

              "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
              "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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              • #8
                Re: Using DRAC to power on a Dell Server

                Rems: You mean look at the Google cache of the page Used to be able to see EE w/o the cache, oh well.

                Dumber: I prefer 1 line of code versus 60 but thanks anyway, but it's appreciated!
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