OpenManage questions

Harald_Jensas at Dell.com Harald_Jensas at Dell.com
Tue Jan 23 23:47:55 CST 2007


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Oliver [mailto:joliver at john-oliver.net] 
> Sent: den 24 januari 2007 00:21
> To: Jensas, Harald
> Subject: Re: OpenManage questions
> 
> On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 11:43:29PM +0100, 
> Harald_Jensas at Dell.com wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com 
> > > [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of John Oliver
> > > Sent: den 23 januari 2007 23:25
> > > To: linux-poweredge-Lists
> > > Subject: Re: OpenManage questions
> > > 
> > > On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 04:02:07PM -0600, 
> Patrick_Boyd at Dell.com wrote:
> > > > 1) You can use OMSA to configure the DRACs.
> > > 
> > > How?  racadm seems to want to have an IP address, username, and 
> > > password.  How do I get it to connect to the DRAC in the "local" 
> > > host?
> > > 
> > 
> > The racadm utility can be used locally on the system to 
> configure the DRAC as well as remotely if you know the ip, 
> username and password.
> 
> But how do I tell it to deal with the local DRAC, and not 
> insist on asking me for info I don't have?  I can't give it 
> an IP, username, or password, because i have no idea what the 
> DRAC thinks are the "right"
> answers.  I'd be perfectly happy with something that would 
> blast them to a default config and go from there, if that's 
> what it takes.  But I haven't been able to get racadm to give 
> me anything but errors.
> 
> > The racadm utility will only work locally if you have 
> installed the management system software on the managed system. 
> > 
> > E.g Make sure the apropriate DRAC Agent was installed when 
> you installed Open Manage Server Administrator.
> 
> ???  OMSA was installed at some point.  If it didn't install 
> the "appropriate" agent, how would I fix?  I have a "racadm" 
> on the system.
> 
> This is the first time I've ever played with Dell OpenManage, 
> so if you think something is silly, obvious, or "too easy"... 
> it isn't :-)  I'm finding tons and tons of documentation, but 
> it doesn't help because I don't know what all these terms 
> mean.  I don't know which one of the manuals tells me what I want.
> 
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John,

I understand your frustration. 
I do not have time to write a more detailed mail right now, it is morning and I have to leave for work. 
Hopefully someone on the mailinglist can help you during the day. If not I will try to get it done later.


--
Harald Jensås



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