Some questions on omsa (Debian centric)

Paul paul at
Wed Apr 7 07:32:02 CDT 2004

Sorry, in my last e-mail  I meant to say

omreport system esmlog

You can also do, omreport chassis, omreport system

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charlie Orford" <spam at>
To: <Linux-PowerEdge at>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 11:10 AM
Subject: Some questions on omsa (Debian centric)

> Hello list,
> I am hoping someone more knowledgeable than I can help in my efforts to
> get some system information from my PowerEdge 650. It is running Debian
> (woody) with a 2.4.25 kernel. My main problem is that I am very new to
> SNMP and OMSA.
> I have installed and configured (to the best of my ability) the debian
> packages snmp and snmpd (net-snmp).
> I have installed dellomsa_4.90-3825_i386.deb and
> dellomsa-drivers_4.90-3825_i386.deb
> I can successfully use snmpwalk to traverse the Dell MIB by doing:
> snmpwalk -v 1 localhost public .
> What I would like to know is if there are any command-line tools for
> getting system information from the server? I have seen the programs
> omsa and omreport mentioned on this list but I do not appear to have
> either of them. Should I have them?
> Also, issuing the command 'dellomsa status' does not return anything -
> should it?
> Finally, on the OpenManage page of I see references to "a
> command-line interface for retreiving temperatures, voltages, fan
> speeds, an integrated web server (https://xx.xx.xx.xx:1311) for
> obtaining system info, etc. "
> Running 'netstat -a' and 'lsof -i' fail to show anything listening on
> port 1311. Also, it is not obvious to me what the command-line interface
> for retrieving temps, volts etc. is - should it be?
> I think I am almost there but I suspect I may have missed something very
> obvious.
> One last question, after I installed dellomsa_4.90-3825_i386.deb it
> informed me of the following:
> "If you wish to change the default password for SNMP Set operations,
> run the following utility:
> dcinuser32"
> Not liking the idea of leaving default passwords all over the place I
> dutifully ran this command and changed the password for user root. What
> exactly is this password used for (I haven't come across anything that
> uses it)?
> I'm sorry if some of the above doesn't make much sense or if I have
> omitted a basic requirement. Any info to put me on the right track would
> be greatly appreciated.
> Charlie
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