Overview of Dell Remote Access Controller


The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) is designed to make you more productive as a system administrator and improve the overall availability of Dell servers. iDRAC alerts you to system issues, helps you to perform remote management, and reduces the need for physical access to the system.

iDRAC technology is part of a larger data center solution that increases availability of business critical applications and workloads. The technology allows you to deploy, monitor, manage, configure, update, and troubleshoot Dell systems from any location without using any agents or an operating system.

Several products work with the iDRAC to simplify and streamline IT operations. Following are some of the tools:

  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Power Center Plug in
  • OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter
  • Dell Repository Manager

iDRAC is available in the following variants:

  • iDRAC Basic — Available by default for 100-500 series servers
  • iDRAC Express — Available by default on all 600 and higher series of rack or tower servers, and all blade servers
  • iDRAC Enterprise — Available on all server models
  • iDRAC Datacenter — Available on all server models
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