Dell Linux Yum Repository

Dell Linux YUM Repository leverages Dell System Update to facilitate update deployment.

Repository setup

ChangeLog from previous repository: Here

To configure the repository, use the following commands:
1. curl -O
2. bash bootstrap.cgi
Note: Consent is required prior to installing public keys on target systems.

DSU 1.8 Known Issue on RHEL 8.x OS

Error: dsu: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Workaround: ln -s $(find /usr/lib64 -name libssh* -type f) /usr/lib64/

  • Note: The workaround enables DSU to run on the same host. To enable remote functionality libssh2 has to be installed. This dependency addressed in DSU 1.9
  • Install Dell System Update

    To install Dell System Update (DSU) using the repository, run the following command:

    For Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers

    #yum install dell-system-update

    For SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers

    #zypper install dell-system-update

    Install OpenManage Server Administrator

    To install OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) using the repository, run the following command:

    For Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers

    #yum install srvadmin-all

    To enable Server Administrator SELinux policies, run the following command:

    #yum install srvadmin-selinux

    For SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers

    #zypper install srvadmin-all

    OMSA services should be manually started after installing or upgrading OMSA using DSU repository

    Upgrade OMSA

    To upgrade OMSA using this repository, where an OMSA version is already installed in the system, use the following commands.

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers

    #yum --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=dell-system-update_dependent upgrade

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers

    #zypper mr -da; zypper mr -e "dell-system-update_dependent" ; zypper update; zypper mr -ea;

    Note:-To update from local repository (custom), use the OMSA repository name instead of dell-system-update_dependent in the commands.
              In case of zypper upgrade, if there are repositories disabled by you, this command sequence will enable the repositories. You have to disable the repositories again manually.

    Other supporting documents and links

    In addition to this guide, you can access the following guides available at

    To get the complete list of options of DSU (On Microsoft Windows and Linux), use #dsu --help


    If you have purchased support from Dell and have questions or issues concerning a product or solution supported by Dell, please visit Dell Support , and if necessary, contact Dell Technical Support through the normal channels.

    File list

    Use the following links to browse the contents of the repository

    OS independent
    OS dependent