Dell iDRAC configuration Assistance

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Dell iDRAC configuration Assistance

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I am having to step in during a transition and I cannot seem to get my configuration right, and I am hoping someone can provide me examples of what rules (NAT and Security) that I might need to allow iDRAC access to a couple of servers that reside in our untrusted zone from a specific public ip.  I have assigned the iDRAC controllers public ip's on the firewall, but I am unable to get them to show up via https.  Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated.


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Hi @SCS_BPotts ,


If you would like external iDRAC access you will need to create a DNAT policy and Security Policy. 


The DNAT rule will translate the incoming public IP to the internal IP of the respective server. This will allow external access to the servers via their iDRAC IPs. 



Src Zone: Untrust

Dst Zone: Untrust

Src Address: Enter the specific public IP

Dst Address: Public iDRAC IP 

Service: Specify which port

Src Translation: dynamic ip and port, specify the internal address/interface

Dst Translation: Specify the internal IP 


Then create your security policy to allow the public IP to the internal IP. 


Src Zone: Untrust

Src Address; Public IP

Dst Zone: Zone where the server is in 

Dst Address: Internal IP 

Service: Port if you would like

Application: Application you would like


Hope this helps or gets you in the right direction.


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Thank you.  I was able to figure it out, and set it up late last week, and was able to get it to show a bad request page initially. Then I was able to determine that the bad request page was due to the firmware on the iDRAC coupled with the iDRAC web server not liking the headers when the packets went from internal to external and vice versa via static ips.  Updating the firmware and setting a dns entry for the outside address in the iDRAC webserver fixed that and now it is working like it should.

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