And if DRAC hangs the situation is much worse that its complete absence (in this case you just buy a standalone KVM).
This is a serious SNAFU for Dell which essentially makes the server a lemon if remote management is important. See i LO 3 -- HP engineering fiasco In case you don't have personnel on a remote site this is a disaster.
You need to have reliable TCP/IP connection when doing update of DRAC firmware from the GUI. If you can still log in to GUI interface resetting DRAC might help...Packaged in a 1RU chassis, the DSR-4410MD offers local monitoring of a single service and the ability to step through the authorization and encryption state of each service.In the event of a transport stream fault, or loss of authorization for any of the provided services, the DSR-4410MD will trigger an alarm indication for the user.The Motorola DSR-4410MD is a powerful digital headend product, capable of simultaneous decryption of up to 64 services.With advanced modulation support, the DSR-4410MD can output a full transport multiplex with both MPEG-2 and/or MPEG-4 services at an information rate of up to 160 Mbps.