Reseting DRAC password. Non-supported OS

Steve Jenkins stevej at
Sat Apr 10 17:56:54 CDT 2010

Resurrecting an old thread to confirm this works great.

1) Made a system disk in Windows 7.
2) Downloaded DTK tools from Dell support site and unpacked it to a directory on Win7 system.
3) Copied racadm.exe to the boot floppy.
4) Booted from floppy and did: racadm racresetcfg
5) Connected to DRAC (DRAC4 on an 1850 in this case) and connected with "root/calvin"
6) Changed username and password info as needed.

I had been pulling my hair out for an entire afternoon trying to figure out a linuxy way to do this. Thank you Joe Gooch for this suggestion, which took all of 5 minutes.


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of Joe Gooch
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:35 AM
To: 'Martin Östlund'; linux-poweredge at
Subject: RE: Reseting DRAC password. Non-supported OS

Last time I had a drac I had to reset I downloaded the DTK tools from Dell's support site.  Included is a racadm.exe that can run from a dos boot disk.  (Whether that's a physical floppy, a PXE booted floppy image, or a CD w/ floppy or hard drive boot emulation)  It was easier than trying to get the right combination of kernel, IPMI modules, dell modules and dell binaries on a linux disc.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at [mailto:linux-poweredge-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Martin Östlund
> Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:11 AM
> To: linux-poweredge at
> Subject: Reseting DRAC password. Non-supported OS
> Hello.
> I have a bounch of 1850/1950/2850/2950 PowerEdge servers, all with DRAC
> cards.
> Unfortionatly the passwords for these drac cards have gone lost in
> space
> and we need to find an easy way to reset the passwords.
> The machines are running FreeBSD, so it is not possible to install
> OpenManage on these.
> I've had a case with Dell about this, their suggestion was to install a
> supported OS + OMSA on a seperate HDD and boot each machine of this hdd
> and try 'racadmin'.
> Does anyone know of a LiveCD with OMSA and Racadm included to reset the
> passwords, or does anyone have other suggestions?
> Best Regards,
> Martin Östlund
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