How to configure a Dell iDRAC card without rebooting

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First of all download the Racadm tool from the this link. It is included in Dell OpenManage DRAC Tools. The Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) console is management station software designed to provide remote management capabilities for the Dell systems. You can remotely connect to the DRAC hardware and access the DRAC features either by using a web browser or the RACADM Command Line Interface (CLI). RACADM CLI is the command line user interface to the DRAC.

Syntax Usage

The following shows an example of a simple RACADM subcommand, getsysinfo, used with each RACADM utility. See the end of this article for links to documentation containing the full list of RACADM commands.

Remote RACADM

Remote RACADM commands must include the ip address or hostname of the idrac, and the idrac username and password.

racadm -r <ip address or hostname> -u <username> -p <password> <subcommand>

racadm -r 10.1.1.1 -u root -p calvin getsysinfo

NOTE: Remote racadm uses the web server SSL certificate of the iDRAC to authenticate the session. You will receive a warning message if certificates have not been configured or if the certificate is invalid. However, the command will execute normally following the message. If you wish to halt the command on certificate errors, use the -S option in the command. For information on configuring certificates on the iDRAC, see the user’s guide for your iDRAC linked at the end of this article.

Local RACADM

You do not have to specify the ip address, username, or password in Local RACADM commands.

racadm <subcommand> eg. racadm getsysinfo

racadm getniccfg

racadm setniccfg –s 172.17.2.124 255.255.252.0 172.17.0.5
or
racadm getconfig -g cfgLanNetworking
racadm config -g cfgLanNetworking -o cfgNicIpAddress 172.17.2.124
racadm config -g cfgLanNetworking -o cfgNicNetmask 255.255.252.0
racadm config -g cfgLanNetworking -o cfgNicGateway 172.17.0.7
racadm config -g cfgLanNetworking -o cfgDNSServer1 172.17.0.6
racadm config -g cfgLanNetworking -o cfgDNSServer2 172.17.0.5
racadm config -g cfgLanNetworking -o cfgDNSRacName ServerName-DRAC
racadm config -g cfgLanNetworking -o cfgDNSDomainName corp.company.com

SSH/Telnet/Serial (Firmware) RACADM

You do not have to specify the ip address, username, or password in Firmware RACADM commands.

racadm <subcommand>   eg. racadm getsysinfo

or

racadm <Enter> – takes you to a racadm>> prompt  eg. racadm>>getsysinfo

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