Racadm, and IDrac

I created this page as a reference as I recently had a need to build a hadoop cluster running on r720 Dells. We are using StackIQ to provision systems but I had a need to make bios changes to all nodes prior to provisioning. Below are samples of the tools used to set Idrac settings on the Dell R720 nodes

 

#support pages used as reference

Install racadm on CentOS 6 / RHEL 6 for Dell iDRAC

http://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/19/idrac7-8-lifecycle-controller-v2.30.30.30/iDRAC_RACADM_Pub/storage?guid=GUID-9E3676CB-B71D-420B-8C48-C80ADD258E03&lang=en-us

 

#Install IDRAC tools on your centos box (you need to prep the repo first)wget -q -O – http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi | bash

yum -y install srvadmin-idrac7

#download the config file from a remote machine
racadm -r 10.21.112.75 -u root -p password getconfig -f myconfig.cfg (used for referencing what is there)
#load a config file
racadm -r 10.21.112.75 -u root -p password getconfig -f myconfig.cfg
#set pxe boot options dell idrac
racadm config -g cfgServerInfo -o cfgServerBootOnce 1

racadm config -g cfgServerInfo -o cfgServerFirstBootDevice PXE

racadm serveraction powercycle

 

 

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