iDRAC Alternatives

    iDRAC is described as 'The integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 9 (iDRAC9) with Lifecycle Controller is embedded within every Dell EMC PowerEdge server and provides functionality that helps IT administrators deploy, update, monitor, and maintain servers out of the box'. There are four alternatives to iDRAC for Self-Hosted solutions, Linux and Windows. The best alternative is IPMIView, which is free. Other great apps like iDRAC are OpenBMC (Free, Open Source), FreeIPMI (Free, Open Source) and HP iLO (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Dec 3, 2018

    1. IPMIView is a GUI-based software application that allows administrators to manage multiple target systems through BMC. IPMIView V2.0 supports Supermicro’s BMCs that adheres to either IPMI v1.5 or v2.0.
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    2. The OpenBMC Project community is supporting an open source BMC firmware stack that will work across heterogeneous systems, including enterprise, HPC, telco, and cloud-scale data centers.


    3. FreeIPMI provides in-band and out-of-band IPMI software based on the IPMI v1.5/2.0 specification. The IPMI specification defines a set of interfaces for platform management and is implemented by a number vendors for system management.
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    4. Monitor and manage server system health 24/7 with HPE Integrated Lights Out remote management tool. Get iLO licensing details or download a free trial.
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