Help with OMSA install on Fedora Core 4 and up
email.fish at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 12:37:18 CDT 2007
I had emailed the distro last week with some advise on pulling IPMI stats on
our PowerEdge boxes that all run Fedora (versions 4-6). I was kind of
directed away from it with a general sense given, 'it's clunky'. And so I
did. I used the stock IPMI kernel modules available in Fedora and everything
was peachy using ipmitools. IPMI over LAN working, the whole shabang, or is
I had planned on using the OMSA since it provides all the hooks into the
sensors, reports info on the RAID devices, and provides some SNMP
functionality. Additionally, the simple fact there are many available Nagios
plugins built around omreports compared to ipmitools. Call me lazy, but I
saw no need to re-invent the wheel with ipmitools and writing my own plugins
if I could just get OMSA installed and working.
Since I have had zero success getting OMSA installed -- mainly it complains
about libstac++.so.5 (I've got 6 and I can't downgrade, in fact I have
limited machines even in which I can do any building on). Using dkms and
building from kernel source fails with a bunch of pointer type errors in
make.log so what to do?!?
Here's what I am after for this post in terms of a response:
1- For non-RHEL and SUSE users, ie- those using something other than a
supported Linux distro or compatible like CentOS for example, if you got
OMSA installed on Fedora, any tips for doing so? I think Dell is doing great
by offering something in Linux land but just putting some tarballs of source
out there would be a step in the right direction. Even if I get OpenIPMI
installed by building off a tarball I still have OMSA to contend with. Would
be nice if you could have it play nice with some of the generic kernel
modules instead of requiring OpenIPMI nonetheless give me a tarball OMSA so
I can build it myself.
2- If your NOT using OMSA I'd be curious as to how you are going about
things using stock Fedora IPMI kernel modules and ipmitool. I'd also be
curious to know if you have some implementation of SNMP for you IPMI
monitoring that doesn't rely on OMSA.
Thanks a bunch, one and all. Enjoy your weekend.
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