Dell racadm on Linux

I’m currently using Linux Mint and wanted to communicate with the iDRAC interfaces on Dell servers.

Install racadm:

sudo echo 'deb xenial openmanage' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
sudo gpg --keyserver --recv-key 1285491434D8786F
gpg -a --export 1285491434D8786F | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install srvadmin-idracadm8

Test with:

/bin/racadm -R -u root -p topsecret getniccfg

or if you want to be prompted for login credentials use:

/bin/racadm -R -i getsysinfo

Example racadm commands

Dump lots of info:

racadm -r -u root -p topsecret racdump

Get the status of the PERC/Raid battery:

racadm -r -u root -p topsecret storage get batteries -o

Set the boot mode:

racadm -r -u root -p topsecret set bios.biosbootsettings.BootMode Bios
racadm -r -u root -p topsecret jobqueue create BIOS.Setup.1-1

Set the SNMP string:

racadm -r -u root -p topsecret set iDRAC.SNMP.AgentCommunity opensesame

Set the iDRAC user password:

racadm -r -u root -p calvin set iDRAC.Users.2.Password "opensesame"

More example racadm commands can be found here.


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