Changing iDrac Settings via OMSA on an ESXi host

Let’s say you need to reconfigure your ESXi host’s iDrac.  Assuming you have OpenManage installed on the ESXi host, this is very simple…

  1. Log into OpenManage (be sure to check ignore certificates when logging in). The username and password will be the same as your ESXi root credentials.
  2. Expand System > Main System Chassis > Remote Access
  3. You’ll see an Option to Reset to Default- if you’ve forgotten the password, you can use this.
  4. If you just need to reset the IP, go to the Configuration tab and change the IP Settings accordingly.

This is available on iDrac 8, and perhaps iDrac 7 as well.

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