State of SMBios on the latest Dell hardware?

Srinivas_G_Gowda at Dell.com Srinivas_G_Gowda at Dell.com
Wed Mar 25 00:37:26 CDT 2015


On Tuesday 24 March 2015 07:37 PM, Jesper Dahl Nyerup wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 08:43, Srinivas_G_Gowda at Dell.com wrote:
>> I believe for the recent generations of Dell Servers we have RACADM and WSMAN that help you do more interms of configuring BIOS settings.
> I've tried the racadm command in the servers' iDRAC CLI, without luck. I assume this is the same utility as one I can install in my OS?
>
> I hadn't heard of WSMAN – I will definitely look into that tomorrow.

If you have generic queries on Linux/Dell Power Edge Servers then you can try our linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com mailing list.

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>> As far as I know CMOS tokens are majorly used in Dell laptops as compared to Dell Servers.
> I kind of got that drift from reading through the recent mailing list archives. :)
>
> I think it's a pity though, as this was one of my favourite features of the older PowerEdge servers.'

Agreed, its simple and easy to use. I guess servers capability has increase to many folds, it gets harder to just have tokens to all the job :)

But it still works well for laptops !!! I keep the tokens updated and enable access to BIOS features via libsmbios utilities. 

>
> Yours,

Thanks,
G


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