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For my work I’m using the following dell_optiplex_990_888738_g1hardware for my testing and repro of issues. My lab consists of a Dell Optiplex 990 with the following specs:

  • CPU:Intel Core i7 2600 3,4 GHz quad-core
  • Memory:16 GB DDR3 PC3-10600
  • HDD:SEAGATE 1TB ST3100033AS SATA300 7200RPM 32MB
  • NIC:Intel® 82579LM gigabit
  • Switch:Netgear 8 port gigabit switch
  • OS: Citrix XenServer (with patches XS602E001, XS602E002)

xs-icon-start My permanent setup consists of the following virtual machines:

  • 1 Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller
  • 1 Citrix VPX License server running all licenses for the Citrix products
  • 1 Windows 2008 R2 with Citrix Provisioning Services version 6.1

xs-icon-pause For testing purposes I’ve got the following virtual machines ready to boot:

  • 1 Windows 2003 R2 with Citrix Presentation Server 4.5
  • 1 Windows 2008 SP2 with Citrix XenApp 5
  • 1 Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with Citrix XenApp 6.5
  • 1 Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with XenDesktop 5.5
  • 1 Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with XenDesktop 5.6
  • 1 Windows 7 SP1 X64 for testing
  • 1 Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with Citrix Web Interface 5.4

reset Dell RAC card

Hi guys,

I’m at my customer and they needed the Dell Remote Access Card reset and a user added. Because of the need to do it straight away the server could not be rebooted. So I used the racadm tool to configure the DRAC NIC and add a user. Here’s how i did it.

Open the command line and go to the RAC directory. Usually it is something like this:

“C:Program FilesDellSysMgtRACx>”

Then give the following command (with a little time between the commands, otherwise the DRAC will give back errors): Continue reading “reset Dell RAC card”