Dell OpenManage on Debian 8

If you are looking to install OpenManage version 8.3 on newer Dell hardware, please see our article Dell OpenManage 8.3 on Debian 8, otherwise please continue with instructions below.
Instructions are a re-post from our previous article Dell OpenManage on Debian 7. First we will need to add the Dell OpenManage Debian Repository to our machine with the following command. Note we are using the Wheezy repository due to the fact that the Jessie repository does not contain OMSA. This how-to will install Dell OpenManage 7.4.

sudo echo 'deb wheezy openmanage' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

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 --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 squeeze main contrib non-free
deb-src 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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