[Linux-PowerEdge] OMSA services on SciLinux 6.3

Xavier Bachelot xavier at bachelot.org
Mon Mar 18 04:48:48 CDT 2013

On 03/15/2013 08:16 PM, Srinivas_G_Gowda at dell.com wrote:
> "Tentative" release date for OM7.3 that will address this is June 2013.
> Thanks,
> G
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> Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] OMSA services on SciLinux 6.3
> Any chance you could be more specific than "due in coming months".
> That's rather vague and for those of us who use the OMSA services
> extensively having them partially broke is really a bad thing.  On many
> of my SciLinux systems I'm considering not updating the kernel if it's
> just going to cause OMSA to break.
> On 03/14/2013 11:32 PM, Srinivas_G_Gowda at dell.com wrote:
>> Martin,
>> Just replied on the other thread.
>> As Jacob suggested
>> IInstalling OpenIPMI and replacing the dell ipmi script with a link to
>> the "ipmi" script will work.
>> FYI
>> IPMI modules (ipmi_si and ipmi_msghandler) are no longer built as modules(Not sure with SciLinux, but this is the case in RHEL6.4), OM scripts fail services when they dont see the required IPMI modules.
>> OM is doing the necessary changes to accommodate this environment, these changes will be part of the upcoming OM release(due in coming moths).

Waiting for June seems a pretty long delay. What about just fixing the 
srvadmin-hapi initscript and releasing only this RPM as a hotfix ?
I've locally patched the initscript to include the changes from the 
OpenIPMI initscript to handle in-kernel ipmi drivers, this is not very 
difficult to do. I can share the patch if that helps, but I'm still on 
OpenManage 6.5 series, so I'm not sure it will apply cleanly to the OM 
7.2 srvadmin-hapi initscript.


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