Dell OpenManage On Ubuntu 16.04

Instructions are a modified 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. As of the time of writing, these instructions will install OpenManage 8.3.

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.

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14 thoughts on “Dell OpenManage On Ubuntu 16.04

  1. I’m stuck consistently on getting srvadmin-hapi to install. I’ve removed everything and reinstalled everything multiple times:

    root@griffin:~# apt-get upgrade
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Calculating upgrade… Done
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 298 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 7,168 B disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
    Get:1 trusty/openmanage amd64 srvadmin-hapi amd64 8.4.0-1 [298 kB]
    Fetched 298 kB in 0s (4,039 kB/s)
    (Reading database … 216953 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack …/srvadmin-hapi_8.4.0-1_amd64.deb …
    dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/srvadmin-hapi_8.4.0-1_amd64.deb (–unpack):
    subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 127
    Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu5) …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    1. Make sure you purge when you remove, it worked for me. I then had to do:

      ln -s /opt/dell/srvadmin/bin/omhelp /usr/local/sbin/omhelp
      ln -s /opt/dell/srvadmin/bin/omconfig /usr/local/sbin/omconfig
      ln -s /opt/dell/srvadmin/bin/omreport /usr/local/sbin/omreport

      to get it to start

  2. I’ve been hit with the problem that ubuntu gpg and apt no longer supports SHA1.

    I can’t find a work-round, perhaps you have a solution?


          1. # cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
            #deb trusty openmanage
            deb xenial openmanage

            # apt-get update

            Ign:7 xenial InRelease
            Ign:8 xenial Release
            Ign:9 xenial/openmanage amd64 Packages

            Reading package lists… Done
            W: https://puppet.ssdis.loc:8140/packages/2016.1.2/ubuntu-16.04-amd64/dists/xenial/InRelease: Signature by key 47B320EB4C7C375AA9DAE1A01054B7A24BD6EC30 uses weak digest algorithm (SHA1)
            W: The repository ‘ xenial Release’ does not have a Release file.
            N: Data from such a repository can’t be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
            N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
            E: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found
            E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

            there doesn’t appear to be a way to go any further than this, “apt-get update” doesn’t accept arguments

            # apt-get update –allow-insecure-repositories –allow-unauthenticated srvadmin-all
            E: The update command takes no arguments

          2. Paul, looks like the puppet and dell repo’s both have errors. I would start by removing or commenting out the puppet repo. Next ensure that the file only has the following entry deb trusty openmanage

  3. I’m getting:

    Cannot add PPA: ‘ppa:~openjdk-r/ubuntu/ppa’.
    ERROR: ‘~openjdk-r’ user or team does not exist.

  4. This doesn’t work for me as it says:
    Package openjdk-7-jre is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘openjdk-7-jre’ has no installation candidate

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