Dell OpenManage On Debian 7

Instructions are a re-post from the dell site here. First we will need to add the Dell OpenManage Debian Repository to our machine with the following command.

sudo echo 'deb http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/debian wheezy openmanage' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linux.dell.com.sources.list

Next to verify OMSA packages, add the repository key to apt and make apt aware of the new software repository by issuing the following command.

gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-key 1285491434D8786F && gpg -a --export 1285491434D8786F | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

Next, install one of the following selection of meta-packages to install the OMSA functionality you require. For example, to install all of OMSA: sudo apt-get install srvadmin-all. Refer to table below:

Note, after running sudo apt-get install srvadmin-all on a Dell PowerEdge T300 we received the following errors. The errors are harmless, however a fix is available solve the problem. Follow the two steps below:

W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/tigon/tg3_tso5.bin for module tg3
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/tigon/tg3_tso.bin for module tg3
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/tigon/tg3.bin for module tg3

A quick Google search found a simple solution that entailed adding 2 repositories to /etc/apt/sources.list with the following code.

# add repositories
nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib
# update apt and install linux-firmware
apt-get update && apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree
OpenManage Meta Packages (apt-get install [package])
srvadmin-allInstall all OMSA components
srvadmin-baseInstall only base OMSA, no web server
srvadmin-rac4Install components to manage the Dell Remote Access Card 4
srvadmin-rac5Install components to manage the Dell Remote Access Card 5
srvadmin-idracInstall components to manage iDRAC
srvadmin-idrac7Install components to manage iDRAC7
srvadmin-webserverInstall Web Interface
srvadmin-storageservicesInstall RAID Management
dtk-scriptsInstall DTK

To use web interface, users with appropriate permissions need to be added. Add users with appropriate permissions to /opt/dell/srvadmin/etc/omarolemap file. See detailed information in the User’s Guide. Note, that To start the web server and start the dsm_om_connsvc service at boot, issue the following command:

sudo service dsm_om_connsvc start && sudo update-rc.d dsm_om_connsvc defaults

Once the service is started and installed for automatic startup, go to https://[ip_address]:1311/ in your browser to access OMSA.

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