How To Reset a DRAC (Dell Remote Access Card)


By Mike (the kid) Kidd. Tech Velocity Tech Solutions

The procedure to clear a DRAC (Dell remote access card) back to factory defaults on the Dell Poweredge line of servers. Because we all know at some point we forget the password to configure the settings and need to clear back to defaults. Luckily, this is rather simple to do and can be done in 5-10 minutes depending on your servers setup. I am not sure if this works with Linux, so please let me know if it does, but I did this on Windows server 2008 and it should work with 2003 as well. You are also going to need to have Dell Openmanage Server Administrator  installed. Log into windows and start up Openmanage, the screen will look like this:

Now, open command prompt by going to: Start – Run – and type CMD

Once you have command prompt up you will type in: racadm.exe racresetcfg   (picture below

It will look like nothing happened and just redisplay the command line.

Now, open command prompt by going to: Start – Run – and type CMD

Once you have command prompt up you will type in: racadm.exe racresetcfg   (picture below)

It will look like nothing happened and just redisplay the command line.

At this point go back into open manage and on the left side of the screen click on: Main system chassis – remote access – scroll down to the bottom where it says “DRAC” and it should now display the default IP address of “192.168.0.120”. However if it does not, don’t worry, sometimes it takes a little while for it to clear.

So be patient and refresh Openmanage  by pressing F5.

Now that your card has been reset to the default IP address, hook up an Ethernet cable to the service port on the DRAC card and go to any pc on the network and open a web browser. Type in “192.168.0.120” and the DRAC page will come up like in the image below.

NOTE: the default username is now “root” and the password is “calvin”. Once inside the page you can go ahead and configure your DRAC however you choose.

I hope this article can help.

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