Is upgrading a server that has an iDRAC 7 Express remote access controller to an iDRAC 7 Enterprise one simply a license upgrade or is there hardware involved? I’m looking into getting a refurbished server from TechSupply Direct and see it’s an extra $120 for enterprise vs express, but I’m seeing license codes for enterprise a lot cheaper on eBay. I’m assuming there’s extra hardware involved accounting for the price difference, but haven’t been able to find clear confirmation online. Can someone explain this to me?
I believe it’s the same process as IBM whereby you obtain a licence key which you need to activate either via the idrac interface or via the dell website. I’m not an expert on Dell though.
Either way it’s software based. No hardware involved. I would be careful buying licences via eBay though since they may have already been used.
The company I work for may be able to also provide you a competitive quote too. Speak to Shaun East at Covenco for details. He should be able to assist you.
I have a DellT320, bought ebay licence and just applied to iDrac7 Express and I had Enterprice active. To buy licence you have to provide them with your server tag.