Issues with OpenManage + CentOs 5.4

Wayne_Weilnau at Wayne_Weilnau at
Fri Sep 17 13:58:46 CDT 2010

The inventory collector is used to collect firmware and bios revision information and expose it through snmp and a few other interfaces.  IT Assistant was the primary tool that makes use of the data provided by inventory collector.  Are all of the other services still running and providing the data you are interested in?  If so, you may just want to ignore this error.

I'm asking around to see if anybody has any ideas on the underlying cause, but the release you are using is quite old.  The underlying issue may be an incompatibility between your distro version and OM.  If you were using a version of Cent that was current at the time of 4.5 you might have better luck.  (And I realize you probably would not want to do that....)

It is a nice testament to know that some of our 10 year old servers are still able to meet customer needs.

Wayne Weilnau
Systems Management Technologist
Dell | OpenManage Software Development 

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-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of Chris Szilagyi
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 1:29 PM
To: José Mª Martínez G.
Cc: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Re: Issues with OpenManage + CentOs 5.4

Hi and thanks for the response.

> Which uid is running the process, root?

Yes, I am starting the services as root.  The process never starts though,
because of the error.

> If user is different from root, maybe the message:
> "Unable to create temporary files."
> is because it tries to overwrite an existing files and the process "is
> not to authorizer to overwrite then"

Permissions are 0777 (write for all), on /tmp.

> Another suggestion, remove all the content from /tmp and try to reboot...
> or better (good practice) create /tmp in another partition different
> from / partition

I have tried removing everything from /tmp, and still the same error.  I
have not tried putting /tmp in another partition yet.

Thanks for the help so far...

> Al 17/09/10 15:38, En/na Chris Szilagyi ha escrit:
>> Hello:
>> /tmp is just on the default root filesystem (/) on this server, and it has
>> plenty free:
>> Filesystem            Inodes   IUsed   IFree IUse% Mounted on
>> /dev/sda2            3074176  136227 2937949    5% /
>> It's the EXT3 filesystem, if that makes any difference.  Please let me
>> know
>> if there are any other suggestions you can think of.
>> Thank you for the help!
>>> Check available inodes.  df -i
>>> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 10:29 PM, Chris Szilagyi
>>> <chris at>wrote:
>>>> Hello:
>>>> I recently set up a PowerEdge 2400 server running CentOS 5.4.  I'm
>>>> trying
>>>> to
>>>> get OpenManage 4.5 installed (last version that I could find, that
>>>> supports
>>>> the PowerEdge 2400).  I installed everything using the supplied scripts,
>>>> however when I try to start the services with "
>>>> start",
>>>> I get the following:
>>>> Starting Systems Management Device Drivers:
>>>> Starting dcdbas device driver:                             [  OK  ]
>>>> Starting Systems Management Data Engine:
>>>> Starting dcstor32d:                                        [  OK  ]
>>>> Starting dcevt32d:                                         [  OK  ]
>>>> Starting OM Common Services:                               [  OK  ]
>>>> invcol Error: extract(): Unable to create temporary files. Please ensure
>>>> that there is enough space in the
>>>> tmp folder.
>>>> Starting Secure Port Server:                               [  OK  ]
>>>> The disk has over 7 GB of free space, and permissions look OK on /tmp.
>>>> Has
>>>> anybody seen this problem or know of a solution?  So far I'm stumped.
>>>> Thank you !!
>>>> --
>>>> Chris
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