Benefits of Dell iDRAC 9 Enterprise

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Introduction

IDRAC 9 Enterprise is an integrated Dell Remote Access Controller with Lifecycle Controller which provides a secure means to automate a large group of common server management tasks. iDRAC 9 Enterprise will be delivered to every dedicated server so no installations are required.

iDRAC 9 Enterprise provides the following key features:

  • Standards-based management automation
  • Agent-Free Storage Management
  • Easy Restore
  • iDRAC Direct
  • iDRAC Quick Sync
  • Real-time Storage Configuration
  • Real-time power graphing
  • Memory, CPU, NIC monitoring
  • Remote configuration
  • Zero-touch deployment and provisioning
  • Agent-Free Performance Monitoring

Step 1: Launch console iDRAC 9 Enterprise

You can launch the virtual console via your client area. Before you start, make sure that you have Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed via www.java.com. If you have finished the installation or if you already have Java installed follow the steps below.

Step 2: Log in to your client area

Log in to your client area and click to services > server > KVM Management

Step 3: Visit the KVM Page

Click to Visit the KVM Page.

Step 4: Enter your details

Enter your credentials, which can be found on the KVM Management page.

idrac9-login

Step 5: Launch the Virtual Console

You will now see the main screen. Click “Launch” button in Virtual Console Preview page which launches Virtual Console.

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Step 6: Save the file before proceeding

Either Java Web Start will start the console immediately or you will be asked to save the file. Make sure you save the file and run it afterward. When you see the Security Warning below, click Continue to proceed:

security-warning

Step 7: Run java 

You will see a second warning screen, make sure that you have selected the radio button:

java

“Do not show this again for this app from the publisher above” and then click the Run button.

security-warning2

After you have completed the previous you will see a last warning screen regarding the certificate make sure you click the Run button. These were all the steps you will see that your console is now available.

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Conclusion

Congratulations, you have successfully launched the console of your server.

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