Dell OpenManage Ubuntu Repository

Dell OpenManage Ubuntu & Debian Repositories

This is the Dell OpenManage repository for Ubuntu Server LTS and select Debian releases. It is NOT officially supported by Dell and is provided as an unofficial build for customers not able to use our officially supported builds of OMSA for RHEL and SLES. On Dell servers supporting it, we recommend using the remote management functionality provided by iDRAC over WS-MAN, IPMI and remote racadm.

Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS and Debian Squeeze & Wheezy are no longer tested for these builds (for old OMSA versions for those releases, visit here). Below, you will find instructions on how to install and setup OpenManage command-line and web interfaces.

Availability Matrix

Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) v7.0, v7.1 n/a n/a
Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) v7.2, v7.3, v7.4 v1.0, v2.0, v2.1, v2.2 v4.4
Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) v7.4, v8.3 v1.0, v2.0, v2.1, v2.2, v2.3 v4.4, v5.3
Debian 7 (wheezy) v7.3, v7.4 v1.0, v2.0, v2.1, v2.2 v4.4, v5.3
Debian 8 (jessie) v8.3 v2.1, v2.2, v2.3 v5.3


  1. Create the file '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/'. Cut and paste the command below (if typing by hand, note carefully the spacing).
    $ sudo echo 'deb {release-name} openmanage' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
    If you would like to restrict your system to a specific OpenManage release, such as the 8.3 release, you can specify it like this:
    $ sudo echo 'deb {release-name} openmanage/830' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
  2. To verify OMSA packages, add the repository key to apt.
    $ sudo gpg --keyserver --recv-key 1285491434D8786F
    $ gpg -a --export 1285491434D8786F | sudo apt-key add -
    If you are behind a firewall that only allows outbound traffic over port 80, you may need to use this instead. In the first line below, you possibly need to add "--keyserver-options http-proxy=http://<user>:<password>@<proxy>:<port>".
    $ sudo gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv-key 1285491434D8786F
    $ gpg -a --export 1285491434D8786F | sudo apt-key add -
  3. Make apt aware of the new software repository by issuing the following command:
    $ sudo apt-get update
  4. Install one of the following selection of meta-packages to install the OMSA functionality you require:
    srvadmin-all — Install all OMSA components
    srvadmin-base * — Install only base OMSA, no web server
    srvadmin-idrac * — Install components to manage iDRAC
    srvadmin-idrac7 * — Install components to manage iDRAC7
    srvadmin-idracadm8 — Install components to manage iDRAC8
    srvadmin-webserver * — Install Web Interface
    srvadmin-storageservices * — Install RAID Management
    dtk-scripts — Install DTK
    dcism — Install iDRAC Service Module
    * not available with OMSA v8.3

    For example, to install all of OMSA:
    $ sudo apt-get install srvadmin-all


To upgrade to OMSA v8.3, it is *highly* recommended that you first remove the old installation first.



The dataeng service, which is required to run any CLI commands in OMSA, starts automatically at reboot. If you want to manually start the service, issue the command below.

  1. sudo service dataeng start
  2. Now, you can use the omreport, omconfig, and omhelp commands.
  3. For example, you can issue omreport system summary to get details about your system.
  4. You can use omconfig to configure component properties.
  5. omhelp provides help information for commands.
See the OpenManage CLI User's Guide for comprehensive documentation. It can be found at the documentation link below for your version of OMSA.

Web Interface

To use web interface, users with appropriate permissions need to be added.

  1. Add users with appropriate permissions to /opt/dell/srvadmin/etc/omarolemap file. See detailed information in the User's Guide available from the documentation link below for your version of OMSA. For example:
    john_doe     *     Administrator
  2. Start the web server.
    $ sudo service dsm_om_connsvc start
  3. Go to https://<ip_address>:1311/ in your browser to access OMSA.
  4. If you want to start the dsm_om_connsvc service at boot, issue the following command:
    $ sudo update-rc.d dsm_om_connsvc defaults


OpenManage System Administrator (OMSA): Deployment Toolkit (DTK): iDRAC Service Module (iSM):

Getting Help and Giving Feedback

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Open Source

The source for open source packages in this repository is provided at

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