Dell OpenManage On Ubuntu 14.04

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

sudo echo 'deb http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/ubuntu trusty 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:

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.

Note: On 2 of our test servers, both running Zentyal 4.1, The OMSA web server seemed to become unresponsive when accessing the web interface immediately after install. A server reboot seemed to fix the issue in both cases.

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2 thoughts on “Dell OpenManage On Ubuntu 14.04

  1. Thanks for the great post but I have having issues as the key doesn’t seem to be available 🙁 – any ideas would be much appreciated…

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

    gpg: requesting key 34D8786F from hkp server pool.sks-keyservers.net
    gpgkeys: key 1285491434D8786F not found on keyserver
    gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
    gpg: Total number processed: 0

    1. I just ran the above command on my Debian 8 test box and it worked perfectly. Maybe the keyservers.net site just happened to be down when you were running the command?

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