Dell OM 6.5 Linux Repository
What is this?
This is the officially supported yum repository
for Open Manage.
This repository contains OMSA, drivers, BIOS, and firmware.
Please see the detailed description in the
Dell OMSA Linux
How to set up
Complete this step before any of the steps below.
OMSA and firmware update packages were previously only available as 32-bit binaries, but are now available 64-bit native for x86_64 systems.
wget -q -O - bootstrap.cgi | bash
Warning: If you have a 32-bit Dell package installed (srvadmin-* dell_ie*) on your system, it continues to use the 32-bit packages. To use the 64-bit packages, uninstall the existing 32-bit packages before installing them. New installations install the architecture of OMSA that matches
your operating system.
NOTE: OMSA will not install on unsupported systems. If you receive a
message at install that the system is not supported, it is likely that your
system is not supported, and the install will fail. This is most common on
SC-class systems, as OMSA is completely unsupported on these systems.
NOTE: If you want to install srvadmin-all, you have to have
'setserial' installed. I dont have the details on this, but it doesnt appear
that setserial is installed by default.
rug install srvadmin-base
rug install srvadmin-webserver
rug install srvadmin-storageservices
zypper install srvadmin-all
Upgrading Existing OpenManage Server Administrator
If a prior version of OpenManage Server Administrator is already installed on
the box, then it can be upgraded to OM 6.5.0 using one of the following
Installing firmware-tools to manage BIOS and firmware updates
yum install dell_ft_install
yum install $(bootstrap_firmware)
up2date -i dell_ft_install
up2date --solvedeps=$(bootstrap_firmware -u)
rug install dell_ft_install
rug install $( bootstrap_firmware | xargs -n1 -r rug --terse wp | cut -d'|' -f3 | grep -v "No matches" | sort | uniq )
zypper install dell_ft_install
zypper install $(bootstrap_firmware)
Managing BIOS and firmware updates
Inventory firmware version levels
Compare versions installed to those available
Install any applicable updates
Start interactive GUI
This will fail if any packages depend on OMSA. Uninstall those first.
rpm -e $(rpm -qa | grep srvadmin)
Yum will uninstall OMSA and any packages that depend on OMSA.
yum erase $(rpm -qa | grep srvadmin)
A good place for support for this repository is the
linux-poweredge mailing list.