iDrac 6 Express wrong RAC Time

Ryan Cox ryan_cox at
Wed Apr 25 15:40:26 CDT 2012

You can cron something like this from the OS (which uses NTP):
ipmitool sel time set "$(date +'%m/%d/%Y %T')"

Check it with: ipmitool sel time get

You could do that as often as desired, though I don't think it would 
need to be more than every day or so.  It takes a little time to update 
so it could be off by a second or two, but it's good enough for us.  It 
can also be done remotely if you allow IPMI over LAN.

On 04/25/2012 01:27 PM, G.Bakalarski at wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> how can i set an NTP Server (or something like a regular time set) for
>> our iDrac 6 Express Devices?
>> We have one NTP Server running in our data center environment.
> No way :(
> I was confused, too, but this very advanced management subsystem
>   system does not have such capability :/
> GB
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Ryan Cox
Systems Administrator
Fulton Supercomputing Lab
Brigham Young University

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