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Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) Default Login Credentials

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
10 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) September 25, 2007 September 25, 2007 December 04, 2013


Dell products that utilize Dell Remote Access Controllers (DRAC) are shipped with the default username/password combination of root/calvin, respectively. It is recommended that the password is changed in order to prevent unauthorized access. Unauthorized users have access to view system information as well as perform maintenance tasks such as firmware upgrades, system powerup, powerdown, hardreset, powercycle and more. Access to the system console is also possible.

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Change the default login credentials for DRAC

SSH to the DRAC interface using the default username: root and password: calvin. At the RACADM command prompt (ie. $), issue the following command (change "newpassword" to the new password of your choice):

              racadm config -g cfgUserAdmin -o cfgUserAdminPassword -i 2 newpassword

Refer to the Dell support page for more information.