DRAC 5 console with Firefox 3.0.5 on Red Hat
adam.nielsen at uq.edu.au
Tue Mar 16 18:14:11 CDT 2010
Sorry, perhaps I should've been clearer - I have a DRAC5 but can't use
the console redirection because I've never been able to get the browser
stuff to work. There is a telnet/SSH client but it doesn't handle
screen updates properly so you can't see the output properly.
I would've preferred to use VNC as it's readily available and easy to
install, so I'm just wondering why Dell chose a custom protocol instead.
With all the hassle and problems of installing the browser plugins, it
must do something fantastic that VNC can't!
> The DRAC is a hardware component in the PowerEdge server, and its viewer
> allows you to see & interact with the screen even during POST. So you
> can alter BIOS settings, perform initial configuration of the RAID
> array, or troubleshoot the machine even when the operating system isn't
> booting properly.
> Does the DRAC5 allow viewing with a regular VNC viewer? I am certain
> that neither the DRAC4 nor the iDRAC6 Enterprise do, not the earlier RAC
> in my 2650 systems. These plug ins allow you to access the screen viewer
> from supported web-browsers.
> On 16 Mar 2010, at 07:04, Adam Nielsen wrote:
>> Hi Gagan,
>> What's the benefit of using these custom plugins over say, VNC?
>> Gagan_Shrestha at dell.com wrote:
>>> The following documentation should help you :
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