iDRAC Express configuration on R710

Donny Brooks dbrooks at
Thu Mar 8 08:56:13 CST 2012

On 3/8/2012 8:21 AM, Adam Williams wrote:
> I have an R710 with an iDRAC6 Express that I would like to use.  The
> server does not have a NIC port next to the wrench label on the back of
> the unit.  That spot has a plastic blank out piece.  I guess that means
> that the iDRAC6 Express runs over one of the standard NIC ports?  In
> OMSA 6.5 it shows the iDRAC6 Express configured with a proper Static
> IPv4 address for my network, but I am unable to ping the iDRAC6
> Express.  The NIC Selection in the iDRAC6 Express is set to Shared.  The
> active NIC in the server is the NIC labeled as port 3 on the back of the
> server.  Does the network cable need to be plugged into NIC port 1
> instead, or what am I doing wrong?
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On that server you would probably be better off selecting Failover ALL 
LOM's or just put it on port 1 if that is what the network cable is in. 
You will have to have the IP set to the same range as the machine 
address IIRC. Unless you are on a tagged vlan be sure to not enable vlan 

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