In order to use SHA2 based SSL objects with the Dell iDRAC on the Dell Poweredge R620 and R720, the private key and certificate signing request need to be generated on a different host. Then the key and resulting certificate can be uploaded to the iDRAC.
The following are required:
A Windows-based host with Dell's RACADM software installed (for uploading the private key and certificate to the iDRAC) Please see Dell's web site to download the latest version of the RACADM utility. As of the writing of this KB article in January 2015, the current versions of the RACADM utility for Windows are available at these links (not owned or controlled by Blue Coat):
The iDRAC must be running at least firmware version 22.214.171.124. Please contact Blue Coat support or Dell to obtain this version of the iDRAC firmware. The firmware can be upgraded remotely with the following RACADM command: