We are working with a new Dell R510 2U server that will be used as a host for a virtualized SBS 2011, Remote Desktop Services, SQL, and other services.
We first log into the iDRAC console via the server’s POST sequence at the console. We have initially set up the iDRAC to pull an IP from the local DHCP server until we are ready to set it up with a public IP and DNS A record.
We then set up the username and password for the iDRAC.
Once done we rebooted the system and verified that it was pulling an IP from DHCP which it was. In our Web browser we were greeted with:
Once we were logged in we were able to view all of the
When we tried to launch the KVM over IP console we received the following:
As many ways as we tried we could not get the native ActiveX to work so we flipped the setting over to Java:
We were then good to go with the Java version spooling up:
Note that the file is transferring to the local client via HTTPS.
Once the transfer was complete we had console access to the newly powered up server:
We were then good to go with flattening the default RAID 5 arrays that Dell dropped onto the H700 RAID controller to set up our RAID 10 array and run with it.
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