Openmanage/IT Assistant and Linux

Ed Griffin edg at
Thu Aug 29 10:06:00 CDT 2002

I tried that, I still get "Unable to login to the specified system",  Is 
there any Linux specific documentation for Openmanage?  I can log into IT 
Assistant no problem, but when I try to access anything on the client Linux 
2650, I get the above listed error.  I can see anything that is read-only 
access, fan speeds, temperatures, etc, but if I try to change the 
thresholds for example, I get a dialog box prompting for a username and 
password and then the error.

The client server is running Redhat 7.3, kernel 2.4.18-10smp, all available 
patches as of yesterday and the latest version of Server Administrator 
available from Dell.  I did find a reference to this error, that it could 
be caused if SNMP isn't configured for read-write access, but unfortunately 
I am not all that familiar with SNMP to know whether or not this is the 
case, I was relying on Dell's install to take care of this for me... :)


At 09:38 AM 8/29/2002 -0500, Joshua_Giles at wrote:
>ITA's defaults are:
>Joshua Giles
>Linux Operating System Development
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ed Griffin [mailto:edg at]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 10:31 AM
>To: linux-poweredge at
>Subject: Openmanage/IT Assistant and Linux
>I installed the latest version of Server Administrator on my PE2650 and I
>installed IT Assistant on my Dell Workstation.  When I try to access the
>2650 in anything that requires a read/write mode, I get a dialog box that
>pops up to login.  When I type in root and any password, unless this is one
>I do not know, I have tried my root password, the default Dell root
>password for the ERA card, I even tried logging into server administrator
>and setting the SNMP root password, I get an error that the IT Assistant
>cannot log into the server.  Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?  Did I
>miss something in the setup or is this extended functionality not supported
>by Linux?  I have been playing with Dell servers and Linux for quite a
>while, but this is my first attempt at OpenManage in any way shape or
>form.  Thanks for any help.
>Ed Griffin
>Assistant Network/System Administrator
>MIT Lincoln Laboratory - Weather Sensing
>Phone:    (781) 981-2871
>mailto:edg at
>Linux-PowerEdge mailing list
>Linux-PowerEdge at
>Please read the FAQ at or search the list
>archives at

More information about the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list