Configuring DRAC with ipmitool

  • Load modules
modprobe ipmi_devintf
modprobe ipmi_si
  • List of helpful ipmitool commands

Check BMC Firmware Revision

ipmitool -I open bmc info | grep -A3 "Firmware Revision"

Check SEL log

ipmitool sel

List SEL log

ipmitool sel list

Check which node you are in [For Dell Cloud edge]

ipmitool raw 0x34 0x11

Reset BMC/DRAC to default

ipmitool mc reset cold

Note: this will also fix No more sessions are available for this type of connection! error while trying to connect to DRAC

  • Configure DRAC from ipmitool

Set BMC/DRAC static IP

ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc static

Set BMC/DRAC IP Address

ipmitool lan set 1 ipaddr

Set BMC/DRAC Subnet Mask

ipmitool lan set 1 netmask

Set BMC/DRAC Default Gateway

ipmitool lan set 1 defgw ipaddr

Set BMC/DRAC dhcp IP

ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc dhcp

Display BMC/DRAC network settings

ipmitool lan print 1

Change the NIC settings to dedicated

ipmitool raw 0x30 0x24 2

Change the NIC settings to shared

ipmitool raw 0x30 0x24 0

Check the NIC settings

ipmitool raw 0x30 0x25

Restart the BMC/DRAC

ipmitool mc reset warm

Example:

ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc static
ipmitool lan set 1 ipaddr 10.10.17.37
ipmitool lan set 1 netmask 255.255.240.0
ipmitool lan set 1 defgw ipaddr 10.10.16.1
ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc dhcp
watch -n1 ipmitool lan print 1

One thought on “Configuring DRAC with ipmitool”

  1. Very helpful! Do you have any idea whether there is a reference of all raw commands supported by iDRAC?

    Specifically, I’m looking for the ipmitool equivalent of “racadm set iDRAC.IPBlocking.RangeEnable 0”.

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