How do I add the Dell iDRAC plugin for Windows

How do I add the Dell iDRAC plugin for Windows?

Ensure that the following prerequisites are met before using the iDRAC plugin for Windows:
  1. Install the latest version of the Net-SNMP package. You can follow this document to configure SNMP agents in your Windows Server or follow the steps below:
    1. Go to the Control Panel. Click Programs > Programs and Features, and then click Turn Windows features on or off. If you’re prompted with User Account Control dialog box, click Continue or Yes (varies with versions).
    2. In Turn Windows features on or off, check the box next to Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) or SNMP feature (again, varies with versions) and click OK.
    Supported versions: 1 and 2c
    Credentials: SNMP read-only community string
  2. Install Python 3.6.
  3. Set the PowerShell ExecutionPolicy as RemoteSigned.
Points to note when adding the iDRAC plugin for the Windows Server
  1. Download the files from this path.
  2. Copy the MIB file and paste it in <net snmp installation folder> \share\snmp\mibs.
  3. Add mibs +IDRAC-MIB as the last line to "<net snmp installation folder>"\etc\snmp\snmp.conf".

  4. Change the <python-installed-path> in idrac.ps1.
    $python = "<python-installed-path>\Python36-32\python.exe"  #change the pytho path
  5. Create a folder, idrac, in <Installation Directory>\monitoring\Plugins\ (default path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Site24x7\WinAgent\monitoring\Plugins) and place your idrac.ps1 file in this folder.
  6. When adding a plugin, ensure the plugin name and folder name are identical.
The above troubleshooting steps apply to all iDRAC plugins (idrac_battery, idrac_memory, idrac_fan, idrac_pdisk, idrac_powerunit, idrac_powersource, idrac_cpu, idrac_sensor, idrac_vdisk).

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