"Server Assistant" and "Systems Management" CDs?

Scott_Purcell at Dell.com Scott_Purcell at Dell.com
Fri Feb 23 16:35:36 CST 2007

I see what you mean -- the link appear to have been moved/removed...

You can obtain any of the ISOs from  ftp://ftp.dell.com/sysman although
you lose the advantage of having them classified by appropriateness for
a particular system that way.

In the file listing there:
* "DSA" in the name of an .ISO file indicates an older "Dell Server
Assistant" CD
* "ISM" in the name of an .ISO file means "Installation and Server
* "SDU" means "System Diagnostics and Utilities"

As mentioned before, the latest versions of the ISM won't support some
of our earlier servers so you may have to drop back to the 4.5 ISM for
some (or even earlier for really old servers).

Hope that helps.

Scott Purcell, RHCE, Linux+, DCNP, DCSP, DCSNP, CTT+
Curriculum Developer / Trainer -- Dell Enterprise Training Services   
(512) 723-7427 
Dell Services http://www.dell.com/services
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-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of John Oliver
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 2:40 PM
To: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Re: "Server Assistant" and "Systems Management" CDs?

On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 08:44:02AM -0000, Michael Marshall wrote:
> If you look up your system on the Dell Support downloads site 
> (http://support.euro.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s
> =g
> en) then it will give you links for the ISOs under the 'Systems 
> Management' category.

No, they do not show up for me under any category for any of the several
systems I tried.  Could you paste the links for me?

Maybe, one day, Dell could revamp their downloads site?  I'm tired of
selecting one OS and still seeing downloads for all OSes.  Of course, it
also sucks that I'm only running about a 70% ratio of being able to find
hardware items on their site as well... a good third of things I need to
have my account manager find for me, or look up our old POs to get part
numbers (and even those aren't always findable).

* John Oliver                             http://www.john-oliver.net/ *
*                                                                     *

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