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.

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.

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:

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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