PE2950, RHEL5.4 OMSA 6.2 - no go?

Mark Watts m.watts at
Fri Jan 15 03:12:34 CST 2010

On Thu, 2010-01-14 at 09:04 -0800, John Oliver wrote:
> I installed 6.2 on two 2950s running RHEL 5.4  Neither install worked...
> no storage controllers found, empty screens, etc.
> I called Enterprise Support about another issue, and they were surprised
> that I was still on 5.5, and tried to get me to upgrade.  So, I'm
> guessing 6.X is *supposed* to work on the 29XX platform.
> On another system (possibly one that I had tried the 6.2 install on), I
> did a yum update... and got a couple of screens of errors.  I didn't
> intend to "upgrade" from 5.5 to 6.2, but it looks like it wouldn't have
> worked anyway.
> I deleted the "latest" repo and re-added the 5.5 repo, but yum update
> wants to update dell-omsa-repository, which I'm assuming will "fix" yum
> to try to install the latest version again.
> If there is a way to get 6.2 to work correctly, great.  If not, how do I
> get yum to forget about ever trying to upgrade OMSA again?

Drop back to 6.1; there appear to be some packaging/dependency issues
that are affecting 6.2. I have it mostly working on a 1950 with the
addition of some extra packages - storage controllers are seen and the
web interface seems to work, but I'm not confident everything else does.

From an earlier email I sent to the list:
        I've removed all srvadmin rpms, plus the additional ones I
        rebooted then did:
        # yum -y install \ 
                srvadmin-all \
                srvadmin-storelib-sysfs \
        Restarting now allows me to get output from "omreport storage

Mark Watts BSc RHCE MBCS
Senior Systems Engineer, Managed Services Manpower
QinetiQ - Delivering customer-focused solutions
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