000016853 - Configuring DRAC port on RSA Data Loss Protection/Data Protection Manager Dell 2950 appliance for remote console access to device

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Article Number000016853
Applies ToRSA Product Set: Data Loss Protection/Data Protection Manager
RSA Product/Service Type:  Appliance
IssueThis article provides information on configuring the DRAC port on RSA Data Loss Protection Dell 2950 appliance for remote console access to the device.
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Introduction to DRAC (Dell Remote Access Controller)


 


  1. Provides out-of-band remote access to the appliance, even when the machine is powered off.
  2. Web-browser access.
  3. Remote console.
  4. Power management.

To run the Dell Remote Access Configuration Utility, perform the following steps:


  1. Turn on or restart your system.
  2. Press Ctrl+E when prompted during POST.

Note: RSA appliances have BIOS password set as rsabios.
 


DRAC Network Configuration


  1. Configure the network controller LAN parameters to use DHCP or a Static IP address source.
  2. Using the down-arrow key, select LAN Parameters, and press Enter.
  3. Using the up-arrow and down-arrow keys, select IP Address Source.
  4. Using the right-arrow and left-arrow keys, select DHCP or Static.
  5. If you selected Static, configure the Ethernet IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway settings.
  6. Press Esc.


DRAC Password Configuration


Configure the DRAC Password


  1. Using the down-arrow key, select LAN User Configuration, and press Enter.
  2. Using the up-arrow and down-arrow keys, select Enter Password.
  3. Confirm. (DO NOT change the username.  Leave username as root).
  4. Press Esc.

 


DRAC Final Configuration


  1. Press Esc.
  2. Select Save Changes and Exit.
  3. The system automatically reboots.

 



DRAC Remote Login


  1. Using Internet Explorer, go to https:\\<IPaddress of DRAC interface>.
  2. You will be provided with a login box. Use root as the username and the password created above in the section entitled "Configure the DRAC Password."
  3. Once logged in you should have access to the DRAC Remote Access Controller.
    1. Select the Power management tab to POWER OFF, POWER ON or RECYCLE the device.
    2. Select the Console tab to get console access to the device. Click on Console tab and click Connect to start using the remote console connection to the device.
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