Configuring iDRAC in Dell Power Edge Server

iDrac (Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller) is embedded in every Dell Power Edge Server. It helps us to deploy, update, monitor and maintain Dell Power Edge servers without your physical presence in a server room.

It is simple and easy to do.

Configuring iDrac

  1. First, you have to connect your iDrac port with available network which we will configure later. Port looks like:

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2. Switch on your Dell Power Edge and press to enter System Setup Main Menu Screen.

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3. Click on iDRAC settings and use the arrow keys to select Network and configure the name, network details for IP and DNS address.

Note: Here, you have to assign different IP for iDRAC then the static IP of server.

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4. After you make the changes to the iDRAC configuration, press key to display the exit menu, select SAVE.

5. Now access the server from your browser with its configured IP.

Default Username: Root and Password: Calvin , which you can update later after your first logon.

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5. Along with successful login, you will be able to see the system Summary and you can launch Virtual Console to execute required things in your server.

Next boot feature from Virtual Console window will help you to open BIOS setup, Life Cycle Controller and so on. 

Simple and effective solution that alerts you when an issue occurs, enables streamlined local and remote server management, and reduces or eliminates the need for administrators to physically visit the server.

Cheers,
Udhyan.

[Solved] Unable to Access Mapped Network Drives in Windows 10.

I have a script in my Windows which helps me to mapped different shared locations as a drive.

net use G: \\server1\shared_folder /PERSISTENT:YES

On each logon, it used to mapped successfully (shared a blog on this too), however after upgrading my system to Windows 10 , it doesn’t work. So, I figured out one quick solution which might also be helpful for you guys.

Solution:

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[Solved] .Net 3.5 framework issue in Windows 10

I have faced an issue while setting up a tool that requires .Net 3.5 Framework in my Windows 10 machine. I managed it and thus thought to write a blog on, as it might help other also who are facing such type of issues.

I have posted similar type of blog but that doesn’t work for me in Windows 10 even it works like a charm for Windows 7. You can explore it too from here.  However, I suggest you to try this step first and if this doesn’t help, then please try the following solution.

In Windows 10, you have to install .Net 3.5 framework by exploring via “Turn Windows Features on or off”. However, once you start setting up, it pops up with following error message:

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Continue reading “[Solved] .Net 3.5 framework issue in Windows 10”

How to get Cisco VPN Client working on Mac OS X

Many organizations provide VPN access for the end user in their company with third party tool named as Cisco VPN client. This doesn’t work on any 64-bit Mac OS.

However, from Mac OS X 10.6, you can use in-built feature named as IPSec VPN ,so you don’t need to look around for any third party tool. In this case, you might have to decode your .pcf file which contains all the configuration of your VPN setting.

Here’s step by step guide for configuring it:

  1. Open System Preferences -> Network
  2. Click “+” to get more options where you have to select  Interface “VPN” and VPN Type “Cisco IPSec“. Here by give your proper description in “Service Name” and click Create

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[Solved] “Error:No such Partition” Entering Rescue Mode…in Fedora 20 without LIVECD

While working on Fedora 20, I have faced the following error after restart:

"Error:No such Partition" 
 Entering Rescue Mode...

I was not sure what I did. The most probable changes could be either I delete the partition during extension or may have done some mistake while setting up boot priority.

However, after googling on it, I have seen most of the solution are with LIVE CD.

Note: In my situation, the Fedora 20 was hosted in a Cloud and it was only one OS in that Virtual Machine.

Thus, I try a different way without LIVE CD. Couldn’t find proper blog for the solution, so I am writing this blog which might other System Admin also in future to get out this issue.

Solution:

  1. First explore the list of HD that is available on your system as :1

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[Solved] How to resolve “System Error 67 has occurred” while mapping website basically in Windows Server 2008/2012.

Hi,

Many of your IT Administrator would have faced this issue known as “System Error 67 has occurred. The network name cannot be found”.

There are lots of solution for this. However, it might depends on your root cause for this. Last time, I was trying to map the website as network drive, it keep on showing me the following mentioned error.

CaptureI have try all the alternatives. Adding the website on Trusted site, running the script as administrator and soon. However, I was able to resolve this issue so easily even it took me for a whole day to figure out. Thus, I thought to share my idea with you which could help you in your work later on.

Continue reading “[Solved] How to resolve “System Error 67 has occurred” while mapping website basically in Windows Server 2008/2012.”