OpenManage server drivers

David Kinnvall david.kinnvall at
Thu Jun 21 13:03:01 CDT 2001

Add another customer to the list!

We have not bought 10 servers, only one. We are, however, planning
to buy more later this year, according to our infrastructure plan.

I agree with Mr Chabot on each account, and would like to add my
company to the list of Dell customers that are interested in a solution
to the issues that Mr Chabot oulines so very clearly below.

Best regards,

David Kinnvall
Alert Investor Relations

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Chabot" <chabotc at>
To: <Linux-PowerEdge at>
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 8:49 PM
Subject: OpenManage server drivers

> Dear Sirs,
>     I would like to enquire to the availability of the OpenManage Server
> Agent which i can use on our PowerEdge 2550 servers.
>     We have to run a custom kernel (for ipvs support, newer firewalling
> and various security patches), and the provided OpenManage binary tools,
> do not function on our setup.
>     We have bought over 10 PowerEdge 2550's, with near maxed-out
> configuration, mainly because we expected them to function well with
> Linux (as mentioned before, running a custom kernel, on redhat 7.1).
>     Finding that these OpenManage tools do not function for our systems,
> is very disapointing, since we were hoping to use these tools for our
> setup. Not being able to do so degrades the quality of the servers for
> our usage. Thus i would stronly like to ask if you would consider
> releasing the source code for these OpenManage Server agents, or in some
> other way enable them to run on a wider range of distrubutions and
> kernel versions.
>     We are currently evaluating to purchase more systems from Dell, and
> i must say, for the most part we are delighted wtih the linux support
> from dell (all our dell notebooks, workstations, and now servers run
> Linux, with full hardware support), so we would be even more delighted
> if we could use this piece of usefull functionality as well..
> Kind Regards,
>     Chris Chabot
>     WebConsult AG.
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