Graphics via the RAC?

Tim_T_Murphy@Dell.com Tim_T_Murphy at Dell.com
Mon Mar 21 08:24:07 CST 2005


> I'd like a list that says, for example, "The RAC/ERA that 
> came with 2650s does not do graphical console redirection 
> before the OS has booted.  Once the OS has booted you can 
> run services to give you graphical console access."

This whitepaper talks about "pre-boot text vs. post-boot graphics"
http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/solutions/drac_3_redirect.doc

> I understand that we can run extra services after an OS has 
> booted to get graphical console access but that's not what
> we really care about.  We want it before any OS has booted
> so we can use the utility partition or install/repair an OS
> that requires graphics.  As you've said, this can't be done 
> unless we have a DRAC4.

OK, got it.  To answer your original question, then:
the DRAC4 isn't supported on 2650, sorry.

--tim




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