How to configure iDRAC on Dell 12th and 13th Gen Servers

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

How to configure iDRAC7 and iDRAC8

  • To Configure iDRAC tap F2 during POST to enter system setup.

  •  Select iDRAC Settings


  • Select Network


  •  *Make Sure “Enable NIC” is enabled and “NIC Selection” is selected to LOM1.


  • Scroll down to IPV4 Settings. The default IP address is, you can change the IP address here based on your network subnet.

Make sure “Enable IPV4” is enabled and “Enable DHCP” is disabled.

Enter your desired IP address, gateway and subnet mask.

Make Sure you save the settings.

  • To Save the new IP address and settings, scroll down and click on “BACK” > “FINISH” >> Save.

  •  To Access iDRAC, you need to open a browser on a system connected to same network and enter the iDRAC IP address in address bar.

The Default User Name is “root” and the default password is “calvin“.

You can change the Password during first login.

  •  Username  and password both can be changed from System Setup>>iDRAC Settings>>User Configuration

NOTE: If you Select “NIC Selection” to Dedicated, make sure you already have assigned the iDRAC Enterprise license.

Dedicated port only works with iDRAC Enterprise. If you have dedicated port and you have not yet assigned the iDRAC Enterprise license, make sure you select LOM1.

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