Dell OpenManage Live CD

I have been running a PowerEdge 6650 with VMWare ESXi 3.5 Update 4 with no issues as a lab server. I recently purchased a DRAC III card (on eBay) to allow for easy remote shutdown and power on. I quickly discovered that this card wasn’t accessible using the default username/password combination. After doing some web research I found that Dell distributes an incredibly handy live CD running Knoppix and includes OpenManage pre-configured. It can be downloaded from here:

http://linux.dell.com/files/openmanage-contributions/omsa-knoppix/

The beauty part is once it’s installed all you have to do is browse to https://localhost:1311 and provide the username/password combination of root/omsa