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HP (iLO) vs. Dell (DRAC)

venkman
Occasional Contributor

HP (iLO) vs. Dell (DRAC)

What would be the major points in an argument on why someone would choose HP (iLO) over Dell (DRAC) and vice-versa?
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OlivierV
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP (iLO) vs. Dell (DRAC)

One point is the iLO's can use AD accounts without schema extension. And I find HP cards easier to manage and configure remotely
acartes
Honored Contributor

Re: HP (iLO) vs. Dell (DRAC)

iLO is easier to use, better organized, fuller featured, and offers better integration with management tools via agents.

iLO 2 has bigger, richer remote console compared to DRAC. iLO IRC contains power and media controls.

iLO supports java-based and ActiveX remote consoles. This allows for non-IE browser (Netscape/firefox) support and Linux clients.

iLO supports a full implementation of CLP. This is a text-based command-line interface standard from the DMTF. The DRAC currently has skeletal command support (view log, control power, exit).

Power regulator and monitoring through iLO 2 are non-existent in DRAC and require additional configuration if supported.

No system Identifier (UID) control through DRAC.