iDRAC

iDRAC is a GUI based IPMI running on a separate out of band CPU used for monitoring the hardware appliance.

Web Access into iDRAC (System IPMI)

iDRAC is supported on the following browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome

On the management station, open the Web browser and connect to the iDRAC7 using: https://<hostname or IP of iDRAC>.

For example: https://192.168.0.120.

The Login page appears.

Figure: iDRAC Login Page


Login using the default username and password, which are:

  • Username: root
  • Password: arista
Note: Both the username and password are case sensitive.

Updating the Host Password

You can directly update or change a password using the following method.

  1. Enter your login credentials.

    Default Username: root

    Default Password: arista

  2. Running passwd with no options will change the password of the account running the command. You will first be prompted to enter the account's current password:
    [root@cv ~]# passwd
  3. You will be asked to enter a new password.
  4. Enter the same password again, to verify it.
  5. If the passwords match, the password will be changed.
    passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
    [root@cv ~]#

Changing the iDRAC Password

Two options are available to change the iDRAC password:

Changing the Password through the iDRAC Web Interface

To change the password through the iDRAC web interface, complete the following steps.

  1. Under "iDRAC Settings", go to User Authentication. The User Authentication page appears.
    Figure: User Authentication Page


  2. Click the User ID number of the root account. The Configure User radio button should already be checked.
  3. Click Next. The page appears, showing options for changing passwords.
    Figure: Changing the Password


  4. Select the Change Password checkbox.
  5. Enter the new password in the New Password and Confirm New Password boxes.
  6. Click Apply to apply the password change.
    Figure: Apply the Password Change


  7. Logout, and then login through the iDRAC GUI to verify the change.

Changing the Password through the CLI

Complete the following steps to reset the iDRAC password using the racadm command line tool.

  1. Telnet or SSH into the Host IP.
  2. Execute the following commands to change the iDRAC password.


Web Access into CVX and CVP Consoles via WOK

Figure: Accessing the CVX and CVP Consoles
Note: If your web browser's popup blocker is turned on, it may prevent you from being able to view the page.

To access the console ports for your CVP and/or CVX applications:

  1. Open your browser to https://<CVA hostname or IP address>:8001.
  2. Enter in your login credentials.

    Default Username: root

    Default Password: arista

  3. Select the Guests tab in the GUI menu.
    Figure: Accessing the CVX and CVP Consoles via WOK
  4. Click on View Console to open the console for the respective CVP or CVX application.

Web Access into Host via WOK

On the management station, open your Web browser and connect to URL: https://<CVA hostname or IP address>:8001. Login through the Wok Login Page.

iDRAC is supported on the following browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Default username and password:

  • Username: root
  • Password: arista
Note: Both the username and password are case sensitive.
Figure: WOK Login Page


Web Access into CVX and CVP consoles via WOK.

Figure: Accessing the CVX and CVP Consoles via WOK


Using the CLI to Access the Appliance

To copy and paste a configuration, complete the following steps.

  1. Login to the appliance using ssh or console as root.
  2. Use the following commands.
    virsh console cvp --force
    virsh console cvx --force