Subject: OMSA + DMI + SNMP

Harald_Jensas at Harald_Jensas at
Mon Apr 10 01:26:25 CDT 2006

To install OMSA in VmWare, running CentOS 4.3, I use the Unofficial yum repo. 
Instructions for repo here: 
Then I run :   #  OMIIGNORESYSID=1 up2date -i srvadmin-all
Best of luck!
Harald Jensås


	From: linux-poweredge-bounces at [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of Vincent Aaron
	Sent: 07 April 2006 15:17
	To: Greathouse, Cecil
	Cc: PMilanese at; slinthicum at; linux-poweredge-Lists; linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists
	Subject: Re: Subject: OMSA + DMI + SNMP
	Dear Cecil
	I succedded to install OMSA debian package on my own latitude D600 system. But For the moment I unable to compile for OMSA driver  for debian!
	I will continued on a Dell Precision 450 wks on RHEL 3.
	My hope is to have some information: Serial Number, Manufacturer, Product name from the DMI.
	Cecil_Greathouse at wrote: 

		OMSA will probably not install on a precision box. The software checks
		the system id of the system before installation and if not a supported
		system will not install. I do not think any precision boxes are
		supported by OMSA.
		OMSA adds an SNMP agent to the os and ITA and/or OMSA use this agent for
		most information gathering on a system.
		[As before, My apologies, I did not read you email carefully. You did
		say the workstations were running linux. The client connector product is
		windows only. Sorry for any confusion that I have caused.]
		-----Original Message-----
		From: PMilanese at [mailto:PMilanese at] 
		Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 7:44 AM
		To: steve
		Cc: Greathouse, Cecil; linux-poweredge-Lists;
		Subject: Re: RE:Subject: OMSA + DMI + SNMP
		Fantastic observation Steve...
		I think that you can extract snmp from the instrumentation that is
		installed on linux by OMSA. I know that it can be reached through IT
		Assistant, if you have the tree views turned on. Perhaps you can walk
		the devices and find what you're looking for. I do not see why you
		wouldn't be able to install OMSA on the precision box, but I don't know
		what kind of functionality you would have. I personally think it's way
		too much of a resource hog to put on a workstation.
		Peter J. Milanese, System Administrator
		Information Technology Group
		The New York Public Library
		peterm at - 212.621.0203
		             <slinthicum at wilso
		   > <mailto:slinthicum at> 
		             Sent by:                  Cecil_Greathouse at
		             ounces at           linux-poweredge at
		                                       Re: RE:Subject: OMSA + DMI + SNMP
		             04/07/2006 08:31
		Personally I would be interested to know how this Windows only software
		will run on RHEL 3, 4, SLES 9 and Debian.
		On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 07:24 -0500, Cecil_Greathouse at wrote:

			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> <mailto:vincent_aaron at> 
			Subject: OMSA + DMI + SNMP
			To: linux-precision at, linux-poweredge at
			Cc: vaaron <Vincent_Aaron at> <mailto:Vincent_Aaron at> 
			Message-ID: <443637E9.1010705 at> <mailto:443637E9.1010705 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?

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