Remote access for x6xx, x7xx?

Scott_Purcell at Scott_Purcell at
Wed Feb 28 14:04:40 CST 2007

These servers all used the ERA (Embedded Remote Access) for remote
management.  It is essentially the same functionality as that provided
by the DRAC III but integrated on the system board or on a daughter card
in order not to occupy a PCI slot.  On the 2650, it was a standard
feature present on all servers.  On the 1650 and the 1750 it was
optional and enabled with a daughter card.  Your servers may or may not
have this functionality, depending on how they were ordered.

The documentation here
should cover all three of these systems.

Scott Purcell, RHCE, Linux+, DCNP, DCSP, DCSNP, CTT+
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-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of John Oliver
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 1:13 PM
To: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Remote access for x6xx, x7xx?

I have a few old 1650s, 1750, and a 2650.  I wanted DRACs for them, but
was told that they're "pre-DRAC", and they have some other remote access
in them.  Yes, there is an Ethernet port with a wrench.  I'm looking for
information on how to configure and use these things.

* John Oliver                    *
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