OMSA problem on ESXi

Dimitri Yioulos dyioulos at onpointfc.com
Thu Jul 19 08:01:12 CDT 2012


Thanks, Krishnaprasad.  I guess it's decision time.  Thanks, also, for getting 
me on-track for the OMSA update installation.  Greatly appreciated.

Dimitri


On Thursday 19 July 2012 1:26:00 am Krishnaprasad_K at dell.com wrote:
> Hi, This is a limitation and the same is documented @
> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/65_02/ESXi_ts/esxi5
>_ts.pdf ( Refer 'Known Limitation' )
>
> VMware purposefully removed the support of RC4-MD5 in 5.0 to enhance the
> security. If you add it back, obviously you would be reducing the security
> of the system. Refer http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2003464
>
> Thanks,
> Krishnaprasad
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of Dimitri Yioulos
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:19 AM
> To: linux-poweredge-Lists
> Subject: Re: OMSA problem on ESXi
>
> That worked a treat.  Thank you so much!
>
> Dimitri
>
> On Wednesday 18 July 2012 2:38:31 pm cupertino wrote:
> > a quick google search revealed the following:
> > http://communities.vmware.com/thread/337553?start=15&tstart=0
> > you have to scroll quite a bit down to find the solution (that worked
> > for us) in post 23:
> >
> > 30.01.2012 01:47 als Antwort auf: stevenfoo
> > Re: Dell OMSA 6.5 VIB Installation on ESXi 5?
> >
> > For those running on windows 2003. Please try the below. It works for
> > me. This solution is from Dell Support.
> >
> > 1.       Edit the file  /etc/vmware/hostd/config.xml
> > 2.       Locate the  <vmacore>...</vmacore> tags in the file
> > 3.       Within the vmacore  element, locate the <ssl>...</ssl> tags
> > 4.       Within the ssl  element, add the following  element:
> >          <cipherList>HIGH:RC4-SHA:RC4-MD5</cipherList>
> > 5.       Save the file and  restart hostd (/sbin/services.sh restart)
> >
> > On Wed, 2012-07-18 at 14:22 -0400, Dimitri Yioulos wrote:
> > > Well, it seems like I installed OMSA 7 successfully.  Running:
> > >
> > > "esxcli --server 192.168.100.63 software vib list | grep -i openmanage"
> > >
> > > returns:
> > >
> > > OpenManage    7.0-000    Dell     VMwareAccepted     2012-07-18
> > >
> > > I also upgraded the Server Administrator Web Server on both my Win7 and
> > > WinXP desktops.  The good news is that the connection works fine from
> > > the Win7 box. The bad news, if you hadn't guessed, is that I get a
> > > connection error from the WinXP box.  Is the Web server client still
> > > compatible with WinXP and, if so, how do I fix the connection issue? 
> > > I've looked at troubleshooting hints, but none of these (e.g. "You
> > > entered incorrect credentials") is the cause of the problem.
> > >
> > > Many thanks.
> > >
> > > Dimitri
> > >
> > > On Wednesday 18 July 2012 11:02:06 am Dimitri Yioulos wrote:
> > > > Ah, when I run the command thusly:
> > > >
> > > > "esxcli --server=192.168.100.63 --username=root --password=blahblah
> > > > software vib list | grep -i openmanage"
> > > >
> > > > it works.  And returns nothing.  So, I guess I'll try installing OMSA
> > > > 7 next. Will report back my results.
> > > >
> > > > Dimitri
> > > >
> > > > On Wednesday 18 July 2012 10:40:26 am Dimitri Yioulos wrote:
> > > > > Thanks, Krishnaprasad.  I did upgrade from 4.x to 5.0.  I'm running
> > > > > the following from the vSphere CLI on my desktop:
> > > > >
> > > > > "esxcli --server 192.168.100.63 software vib list | grep -i
> > > > > openmanage"
> > > > >
> > > > > and it's been running for about 20 minutes without providing any
> > > > > output or returning to a prompt.  Does that seem right?  I can't
> > > > > imagine that grep has to traverse to many directories and files
> > > > > that it would take this long. But, I could be wrong on that.
> > > > >
> > > > > Dimitri
> > > > >
> > > > > On Wednesday 18 July 2012 10:18:20 am Krishnaprasad_K at dell.com wrote:
> > > > > > Hi, What was the previous version of ESXi you were using? If you
> > > > > > had upgraded from ESX/ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.0, then OM 6.5 for 4.x
> > > > > > would have automatically removed during upgrade due to
> > > > > > incompatibility. If the command 'esxcli software vib list | grep
> > > > > > -i openmanage' returns nothing, you need to install OM 7.0 for
> > > > > > ESXi
> > > > > > 5.0<http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/555/DriverDetails?D
> > > > > >ri verI d= 7R TV2> OR OM 6.5 for ESXi
> > > > > > 5.0<http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/g_5/DriverDetails/D
> > > > > >ri verF il eF ormats?DriverId=N3R0H>.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > Krishnaprasad
> > > > > >
> > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of Dimitri Yioulos
> > > > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 6:14 PM
> > > > > > To: linux-poweredge-Lists
> > > > > > Subject: OMSA problem on ESXi
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hello to all.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I currently have three boxes on which I recently upgraded to ESXi
> > > > > > 5. Previously, I had installed OMSA 6.5 on these machines, and
> > > > > > can no longer access OMSA via the Web client.  I keep getting
> > > > > > "Login failed... Internal Error" on each box.  I've searched for
> > > > > > a solution, but haven't come up with anything that's worked. 
> > > > > > From what I've read, OMSA 6.5 should work in ESXi 5. Can anyone
> > > > > > suggest a solution?  Upgrade to OMSA 7.1?  If upgrading is the
> > > > > > case, then how do I do it?  I used the vihostupdate command in
> > > > > > vMA when I installed 6.5.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Dimitri
> > > > > >
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