000027212 - RSA SecurID Appliance 3.0 Model 250 - How to configure the DRAC

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Article Number000027212
Applies ToRSA SecurID Appliance 3.0 Model 250
IssueHow to configure DRAC on Dell 2950

DRAC is the Dell Remote Access Card. The following details provide guidance on enabling the Appliance DRAC, network configuration , root password, and basic User
This guidance is provided WITHOUT support from RSA. Support of DRAC is under consideration for future release but has been known to work.

Run the following commands from

Set DRAC network configuration


./racadm setniccfg ?s <IP_address> <subnet_mask> <gateway>



./racadm setniccfg ?s


Change DRAC root password

./racadm config ?g cfgUserAdmin ?o cfgUserAdminPassword ?i 2 <new_password>


./racadm config ?g cfgUserAdmin ?o cfgUserAdminPassword ?i  2   123abc


Add DRAC user


./racadm config -g cfgUserAdmin -o cfgUserAdminUserName -i <index> <username>


./racadm config -g cfgUserAdmin -o cfgUserAdminPassword -i <index> <password>


./racadm config ?g cfgUserAdmin ?o cfgUserAdminEnable 1 ?i <index>


./racadm config ?g cfgUserAdmin ?o cfgUserAdminPrivilege <privilege_bit_mask>



Example, where <index> is a number from 1-16.  Index 2 is used by the root user.

./racadm config -g cfgUserAdmin -o cfgUserAdminUserName -i 3 johnadmin


./racadm config -g cfgUserAdmin -o cfgUserAdminPassword -i 3 123456


./racadm config ?g cfgUserAdmin ?o cfgUserAdminEnable 1 ?i 3


./racadm config ?g cfgUserAdmin ?o cfgUserAdminPrivilege 0x000001FF ?I 3  

Locating the proper user index

To find out if a user exists, enter the following command at the command prompt, once for each index of 1?16.

 ./racadm getconfig -g cfgUserAdmin -i <index>


The two objects of interest are:

 # cfgUserAdminIndex=XX



If the cfgUserAdminUserName object has no value, that index number, which is indicated by the cfgUserAdminIndex object, is available for use. If a name appears after the "=", that index is taken by that user name


Deleting DRAC user


./racadm config -g cfgUserAdmin -o cfgUserAdminUserName -i <index> ""


./racadm config -g cfgUserAdmin -o cfgUserAdminUserName -i 3 ""


The user privilege bit mask is made is up the privileges which are assigned to the user, as detailed in the table below:



User Privilege



Privilege Bit Mask



Log In To DRAC 5






Configure DRAC 5






Configure Users






Clear Logs






Execute Server Control Commands






Access Console Redirection






Access Virtual Media






Test Alerts






Execute Debug Commands






Privilege bit masks should be added to allow multiple user privileges.

The writing of this knowledge database article does not imply support for configuring or use of the DRAC in conjunction with the RSA SecurID Appliance 3.0.  Dell has information on the DRAC at:  http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smdrac3/
DRAC uses TCP port 5900 so open that in any Firewall between the Appliance and your PC
The iDRAC 6 used on the newer Appliance 250 with Poweredge 710 hardware,   Username: root   Password: calvin
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