Friday, April 15, 2011

Installing RACADM for Dell DRAC 4/I on RHEL/CEntOS

Had several places this has become useful.  Follow the steps below to get Dell's RACADM tools installed on a RHEL/CEntOS 5.x system

UPDATE(2011.06.25) - use the LIVE CD when doing this, and you don't have to install CEntOS to fix this (ie: fix a system that already has something installed on it).  See notes at the end for additional commands.

Install CEntOS5.x Server and Server GUI from CD/DVD

install firefox with yum:
       yum install firefox
download the Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit:

create a directory, mount the iso there and cd to that directory:
      mkdir /mnt/dtk_3.5_new_43_Linux
      mount -o loop -t iso9660 /path/to/dtk_3.5_new_43_Linux.iso /mnt/dtk_3.5._new_43_Linux/

      cd /mnt/dtk_3.5_new_43_Linux/
from here, run the following command to install the racadm tools:
       yum --nogpgcheck localinstall RPMs/x86/smbios-utils-bin-2.2.26-3.1.el5.i386.rpm RPMs/noarch/srvadmin-omilcore-6.5.0-1.385.1.el5.noarch.rpm RPMs/x86/srvadmin-racsvc-6.5.0-1.154.1.el5.i386.rpm RPMs/x86/libsmbios-2.2.26-3.1.el5.i386.rpm RPMs/x86/srvadmin-racadm4-6.5.0-1.154.1.el5.i386.rpm

UPDATE(2011.06.25) -  run the following commands to reset the DRAC without installing the OS

service racsvc start
locate racadm (it's in /opt/dell/something/i/dont/remember)
/opt/dell/rest/of/path/racadm racresetcfg

even though this will scream that it can't access the card, the card should be reset when you reboot

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