Accessing Dell ‘DRAC’ Fails – ‘DRAC5 Console Redirection Client Unable to launch application’

KB ID 0000918 Dtd 19/08/14

Problem

After I got a new laptop, I attempted to connect to my test server and was greeted with this error.

DRAC5 Console Redirection Client Unable to launch application

Application Error
Unable to launch the application

Name: DRAC5 Console Redirection Client
Publisher: Dell Inc
Location: {ip-address}:443

So I hit the details tab and got this,

Missing required Permissions manifest attribute in main jar

Error: Missing required Permissions manifest attribute in main jar: https://{ip-address}:443/plugins/vkvm/avctDRAC5Viewer.jar

Solution

Luckily I had seen a similar error a couple of weeks ago, while a colleague was trying to set up a Cisco ASDM. This is a ‘security feature’ of Java version 7 (Update 51). Work had pre-built my new laptop, so I simply downgraded to Java version 7 Update 45. And it burst into life.

DRAC Working

DRAC 5 Java Workaround

Currently Dell consider DRAC5 EOL (End Of Life) and will not fix the certificate issue with updated firmware. Their official response is ‘Maintain an older version of Java’. So either downgrade or lower the security settings;

1. Windows Key + X > Control Panel.

2. Java > Security> Set to Medium.

Java Allow DRAC

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Original article written:19/02/14

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