Dell DRAC Questions

Ken Stevenson ken at
Tue Jan 24 15:47:28 PST 2006

On Tue, Jan 24, 2006 at 02:32:32PM +0000, Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> Ken Stevenson wrote:
> >What software did you have to install (if any) on the 2850's in order to
> >use the serial console? I have a couple 2650's with DRAC's, and I can
> >connect to the Web interface on the DRAC port, but the serial console never
> >connects.
> >
> > 
> >
> None.  For me they just worked out of the box.  I had to upgrade the 
> firmware in order to get SSH connections to work, but the java serial 
> console just worked.
> I would first make sure that you have the DRAC configured correctly 
> especially gateway and DNS server IPs, then start by running a Web 
> browser on the Dell itself and connecting to the DRAC.
> The other thing is that I do get lots of warnings about certificates, so 
> maybe over-aggressive browser security settings are your problem.
> I realise I should have said that these are DRAC4s.  I don't believe 
> that the underlying OS should matter a jot, but we have 5.4-RELEASE.  I 
> can connect from a Mozilla browser with native java 1.4.  You do have 
> Java installed, right?
> --Alex
I got it working once I quit kdm. Apparently the remote console is only
available if the graphics adapter is in a text mode. Thanks for your help.

Ken Stevenson
Allen-Myland Inc.

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