[Linux-PowerEdge] OMSA on R620 - ESXi 5.1 - services not running after install [SOLVED]

Jacob Seeley Jacob.Seeley at radispheregroup.com
Thu Mar 7 15:15:07 CST 2013

It's in the documentation but it's not exactly obvious:

Page 55: "Use Server Administrator Web Server version 7.0 to access VMware ESXi 4.0 U3, VMware ESXi 4.1 U2, VMware ESXi 5.0 U1 systems."

There is also this:


You might be able to install the server administrator web server in a VM on a non Dell host but not sure. There is also the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter. I haven't used this but this might replace the need for a managed node to connect to the OMSA instance on your ESXi box.

Jacob Seeley

From: Robert Jacobson [mailto:Robert.C.Jacobson at nasa.gov]
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013 3:39 PM
To: Jacob Seeley
Cc: Krishnaprasad_K at Dell.com; linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] OMSA on R620 - ESXi 5.1 - services not running after install [SOLVED]

On 3/7/2013 1:54 PM, Jacob Seeley wrote:
You can't login that way. You have to access OMSA on your ESXi box from a system running Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Managed Node.

Jacob Seeley

Thanks Jacob!  Now I know why there is a "Manage Remote Node" link on the OMSA login page on my other servers.  To be clear, one must:

1.  Connect to the OMSA web interface on another Dell server (running OMSA on Windows, Linux, etc) (https://dellserver:1311).
2.  At the login page, click "Manage Remote Node".
3.  Enter the IP address of the ESXi host and your login credentials.

So, if you don't have another Dell server running a non-ESX OS, there's no way to access OMSA running on ESXi?

I don't see mention of this anywhere in the documentation; it's neither in:
    Server Administrator Version 7.2 Installation Guide
    Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Version 7.2 User's Guide
Is it documented somewhere else or did I miss it?

Thanks again



Robert Jacobson               Robert.C.Jacobson at nasa.gov<mailto:Robert.C.Jacobson at nasa.gov>

Lead System Admin       Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)

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