[Linux-PowerEdge] How to kill idrac addresses fde1:53ba:e9a0:de11:* ?

Onno Zweers onno.zweers at surf.nl
Wed Jun 9 07:36:19 CDT 2021

Hi everyone,

With our new iDrac9 poweredges we notice that Centos 8 lists a specific IPv6 address for the iDrac.

[root at penguin1 ~]# ifconfig idrac

idrac: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500

        inet  netmask  broadcast

        inet6 fde1:53ba:e9a0:de11:3648:edff:fee7:5fcb  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x0<global>

        ether 34:48:ed:e7:5f:cb  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)

        RX packets 717841  bytes 52346458 (49.9 MiB)

        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0

        TX packets 940803  bytes 77477775 (73.8 MiB)

        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

As the forth segment is “de11”, I assume it’s a Dell specific thing.

The problem is that we have an application that gets confused by this and thinks it can use this address for normal traffic (as it is not private IP space).

I’ve been trying to turn the address off, but have not been very successful. In the iDrac web interface I can’t see this address anywhere, and the IPv6 setting for iDrac is disabled. In the OS, I can remove the IPv6 address like this:

nmcli dev mod idrac ipv6.method ignore ; nmcli device reapply idrac

But after a few minutes it returns.

Does anyone know where this address comes from, and how to turn it off reliably?

Kind regards,

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