Setting hostname on Dell iDRAC

Categories: Servers

To set the iDRAC hostname you usually need to reboot and go into the BIOS to update the hostname.

This is somewhat annoying and can be avoided using IPMI on linux (in the command I use the default iDRAC username and password, update accordingly)

apt install freeipmi

bmc-device --driver-type=LAN_2_0 -h <ip> -u root -p calvin --set-system-name=<hostname>