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iDRAC7 Licensing Dell Technical White Paper

Dell Enterprise Solutions Group

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Contents Overview ................................................................................................................ 6 Understanding iDRAC7 Express and Enterprise Offerings ........................................................ 6 Purchasing PowerEdge Servers with Installed Licenses ........................................................... 7 Comparing an Enterprise Perpetual License and an Evaluation License ....................................... 8 Installing an Evaluation License Using the iDRAC GUI, RACADM or WSMAN .................................... 9

iDRAC GUI ................................................................................................................................................. 9 RACADM.................................................................................................................................................. 10 WSMAN ................................................................................................................................................... 11 Purchasing an iDRAC7 License after Server Purchase ............................................................ 11 Receiving a Notification that a License is Available to Download ............................................. 12 Using Dell’s License Management Portal .......................................................................... 13

Setting up An Account ............................................................................................................................ 13 Downloading a License ........................................................................................................................... 14 Managing User Access ............................................................................................................................ 15 Adding New Users ............................................................................................................................... 15 Removing User Access ........................................................................................................................ 16 Locating Licenses within the Portal ........................................................................................................ 17 Managing License Keys ........................................................................................................................... 18 Re-Acquiring a License That Was Previously Downloaded ................................................................. 19 Binding a License ................................................................................................................................. 19 Unbinding a License ............................................................................................................................ 21 Replacing a Part .................................................................................................................................. 22 Backing up and Restoring iDRAC License Keys .................................................................... 22

Backing up a License File ......................................................................................................................... 22 Exporti