Rebooting a Dell DRAC

By Alasdair Lumsden on 25 May 2010

Strangely Dell don’t provide a way to reset the DRAC card via the web interface. I got into a situation with one where I couldn’t upload a firmware update, and I figured rebooting the DRAC would sort the issue.

So to get around this, I enabled IPMI access over the LAN via the (thankfully still working) web interface, and then issued the following ipmitool command:

ipmitool -H ipaddress -U root mc reset cold

This rebooted the drac which then behaved itself :-)