Dell iDRAC: ‘Virtual Media is Detached’
Aug21

Dell iDRAC: ‘Virtual Media is Detached’

KB ID 0001459 Problem I’d needed to present an .iso image to my Dell server and got this; Either Virtual Media is detached or Virtual Media redirection for the selected virtual disk is already in use Solution System  > Console Media > Configuration > Virtual Console > Enabled (tick)  > Status (Auto Attach) > Save. Related Articles, References, Credits, or External Links...

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Dell iDRAC “The Webpage Cannot Be Found”
May03

Dell iDRAC “The Webpage Cannot Be Found”

KB ID 0001427 Problem I needed to reboot one of my ESX hosts yesterday, so I jumped on the DRAC and got this? An internet search turned up, “The best way to fix this is, firmware update the iDRAC”, which I did. But sadly it didn’t fix the problem. Solution In IE11 they have done a good job of hiding compatibility settings > Options > Compatibility View Settings > Type in the IP/URL > Add > Close >...

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Apple Mac OSX – Send a ‘Function Key’ Keystroke
Jan16

Apple Mac OSX – Send a ‘Function Key’ Keystroke

KB ID 0001131  Problem I was remotely connected to one of My Dell servers via a DRAC. I needed to enter the ‘boot sequence’ at startup and that meant pressing F11 at the server boot seen. However F11 on the mac shows the desktop. Solution To Send a ‘function keystroke’ you need to press Fn+cmd+{function key} Related Articles, References, Credits, or External Links NA

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Dell PowerEdge – PERC RAID Card Importing / Using ‘Foreign’ Disks
Nov17

Dell PowerEdge – PERC RAID Card Importing / Using ‘Foreign’ Disks

KB ID 0000639  Problem I bought some SAS disks from eBay to go in my Power Edge 2900 Server, and scratched my head for a while trying to get the PERC RAID controller to use them. I could only see them marked as ‘Foreign’. Probably because they did not have their original config ‘wiped’ off them before I bought them. Solution 1. Boot the server, Press CTRL+R when prompted, then press ‘C’ to enter the...

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Accessing Dell ‘DRAC’ Fails – ‘DRAC5 Console Redirection Client Unable to launch application’
Nov17

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

KB ID 0000918 Problem After I got a new laptop, I attempted to connect to my test server and was greeted with this error. 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, Error: Missing required Permissions manifest attribute in main jar: https://{ip-address}:443/plugins/vkvm/avctDRAC5Viewer.jar Solution...

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Dell DRAC 5 – ‘Error when reading from SSL socket Connection’
Nov17

Dell DRAC 5 – ‘Error when reading from SSL socket Connection’

KB ID 0001062  Problem Ages ago I did an article on how a Java update has stopped me getting access to the DRAC 5 controller on my Power Edge 2950. Well I had more problems this week trying to get on from my MAC. Solution The problem is, Java have pretty much blocked communications with SSLv3 (in light of the recent Poodle attack scares). Which is fair enough, but it’s not helping me get on my server that’s 50 miles away!...

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