The Provisioning Server feature in iDRAC allows newly installed servers to automatically discover the remote management console that hosts the Provisioning Server. The Provisioning Server provides custom administrative user credentials to iDRAC so that the management console can discover and manage the newly installed managed system.
If you order a Dell system with the Provisioning Server feature enabled (factory default setting is disabled), then iDRAC is delivered with DHCP enabled and user accounts disabled. If the Provisioning Server feature is disabled, you can manually enable this feature and disable the default administrative account using the iDRAC Settings utility. For more information about the iDRAC Settings utility, see iDRAC Users Guide.
For more information about Provisioning Server, see the Lifecycle Controller Management profile document available at www.delltechcenter.com/systemsmanagement.
Retire or repurpose the server
By using the Retire or Repurpose feature, you can delete server-related data such as system configuration, logs, PERC NV cache (if available), and so on. However, an iDRAC license cannot be deleted by using this feature. Use LC-Remote Services to delete information about the following:
The user information is permanently deleted and you cannot retrieve the information. However, BIOS and iDRAC remain functional, whereas diagnostics and driver pack can be re-installed.
Managing the web server certificate
By default, a self-signed certificate is available on iDRAC. You can generate a certificate signing request (CSR) and use the CSR to create a Certificate Authority (CA) signed certificate. To use this feature, the following methods are introduced in the iDRACCard profile:
The method to support export and import operations are:
Web Server Certificate
CA certificate for Directory Service
Custom Signing Certificate
To use the new certificate, restart the iDRAC. A new method iDRACReset is added for this purpose.
For more information about managing the web server certificate, see the iDRAC Card Profile document available at www.delltechcenter.com/systemsmanagement.