Every Dell Power Edge server comes along with a lifecycle controller that allows you to manage it remotely on a mobile device or the traditional console.
iDRAC is a lifetime controller that also comes along with a chassis management controller and forms the basis of Dell's enterprise network management systems. It enables intelligent cooperation of severs. The intelligent co-operation comes along with automated control of servers and easy networking of modules in racks. A friendly user graphic interface is also available making management of the consoles very easy. You can thus integrate the dell systems as you would wish via this graphic interface. There is also an added option for those that might opt for command lines instead of the graphical user interface. The command line interface comes with scripted routines that provide ready access to the already available onboard automation that manages your present operations.
iDRAC is an abbreviation that stands for Integrated Dell Remote Access controller. The lifecycle controller ensures that there is an embedded management in every connected server. It is this functionality that assists you in deploying, monitoring and maintaining the servers without necessarily having an extra software management. This means that there is no need for a hypervisor when using it. The agent also allows you to install new settings without any extra software. The best thing about it is that it can remotely advise you if the server goes down or if there are any urgent issues that you need to attend to urgently.
When you are working with multiple storage devices, it's imperative that that you use a server management software that allows for quick and easy management. The iDRAC comes along with easy and quick management modules via OpenManage. This feature combines both software and hardware features to assist you in ensuring that everything runs well without interruptions. This CMC doesn't require any additional software. You thus can effortlessly deploy, manage, monitor and work with anything within the chassis. This might include your storage drives, switches and servers too.
This system is really innovative as it uses its own separate connection. You can login and restart it even when the system has crashed. If you have installed iDRAC properly and added required drivers, the system should shut down gracefully even after the crushing has occurred. This prevents loss of logs and crucial files.
This system will allow you to remotely mount disks that are being shared on a network as long as they are connected. The most amazing this is that you can install operating systems on these disks remotely. Traditionally, you could only install an operating system from the console. Most operations on the serves can be done remotely.
iDRAC is a feature that continues to change the way management of servers is done across the board. It has systematically made several procedures easy and accessible remotely.
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