Configuring the iDRAC using a monitor, keyboard, and optional mouse
Last Updated January 02, 2019
The Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response 8840 and 8880 appliances have VGA and USB ports on the front and on the back of the server. If you want to use the ports on the front, you must remove the front bezel.
Although you can use DHCP to configure the iDRAC network settings, a best practice is to assign a static IP address.
To configure the iDRAC using a monitor, keyboard, and optional mouse
Plug an Ethernet cable into the iDRAC port on the back of the appliance on the left. Then plug the other end of the cable into the LAN switch on the network.
Attach a monitor to a VGA port on the appliance.
Attach a keyboard to a USB port on the appliance.
Press the server power button.
When the monitor displays the system BIOS screen, press F2 to select System Settings.
From the menu, select iDRAC Settings.
On the iDRAC Settings screen select Network.
Scroll down to IPV4 Settings, and enter the following for the iDRAC:
Static IP address
Static IP Subnet Mask
(Optional) Enter the IP addresses for the Static Preferred DNS Server and the Static Alternate DNS Server.
Setting up DNS allows the iDRAC to access network resources using DNS names, instead of IP addresses. If you do not use DNS, go to step 11.
Press Tab to highlight Back, then press Spacebar.
Press Tab to highlight Finish, then press Spacebar.
Press Spacebar to select Yes to save changes.
Press Spacebar to select OK in the Success dialog box.
Press Spacebar until Exit is highlighted, and then press Spacebar to confirm that you want to exit and restart the iDRAC.
Open a browser and enter the iDRAC IP address to display the iDRAC logon screen.
Log on to the iDRAC with the ID root and the password calvin.