Subject: OMSA + DMI + SNMP

Cecil_Greathouse at Cecil_Greathouse at
Fri Apr 7 07:24:00 CDT 2006

Check this url out and see if it is what you are looking for.

"OpenManage Client Instrumentation is an easy-to-use software agent that
is offered as a factory-installed option on all Dell Precision
workstations and Latitude notebooks, and ships standard on all OptiPlex
desktops. Client Instrumentation enables communication of key
configuration and system status information.

Used in conjunction with management console solutions from Dell's
partners Altiris and Microsoft, or other popular third-party management
software, OpenManage Client Instrumentation enables administrators to
effectively and efficiently: Collect hardware inventory and
configuration information
Receive proactive notification of potential fault conditions
Perform remote BIOS updates and BIOS setting configuration on one client
system or a group of Dell systems"


Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2006 11:59:05 +0200
From: Vincent Aaron <vincent_aaron at>
Subject: OMSA + DMI + SNMP
To: linux-precision at, linux-poweredge at
Cc: vaaron <Vincent_Aaron at>
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Dear all.
Main of my systems are Dell Precision Workstation and Dell PowerEdge
server with Linux ( RHEL 3 and 4, SLES 9, Debian ). I would appreciate
to get a access to the DMI/SMBIOS of my Linux systems. I use OMSA on PE
server. But could I install OMSA core and some OMSA module on my
Precision workstation to have the some functionnality. If not? Could you
please advice?

Cecil Greathouse
Dell ESD
Enabling Technologies and Products
EMail: Cecil_Greathouse at
Work: (512)724-9022 

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