opensuse 10.3 poweredge 1600sc

Mike Bressem mike at
Mon Oct 29 09:47:21 CDT 2007

i must admit ... i'm a little bit confused now ;-)

- i know that opensuse is not sles
- dell offers a linux package (sles10) of omsa for the 1600sc server
- but the omsa will not run on the 1600sc because of technical reasons 
(even on sles10)

is that correct?

--On 29. Oktober 2007 10:05:36 -0400 "J. Epperson" 
<Dell at> wrote:

> On Mon, October 29, 2007 09:39, Mike Bressem wrote:
>> --On 29. Oktober 2007 08:23:21 -0500 Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch at>
>> wrote:
>>> 1) opensuse 10.3 isn't officially supported by OMSA, so the automatic
>>> installation via the hardware repo won't work. (note - it's pulled in
>>> the emptyrepo automatically which doesn't have the packages).
>>> 2) PowerEdge SC systems don't have OMSA support, regardless of your OS.
>> hi matt,
>> thanks for your answer. this is odd. i found an OMSA package (sles10) for
>>  exactly that server. it's even listed as a compatible system on:
> OMSA vis-a-vis SC systems is one of the odd mysteries of the Dell
> universe.  There are any number of README files, etc., that seem to
> indicate that specific SC systems are supported, but the Dell-dwellers
> here consistently state that they are not (which does appear accurate).
> I'm sure there are technical reasons, but have never seen them
> articulated.
> There's no conflict between Matt's statement that opensuse isn't
> officially supported and your discovery of an SLES10 package.  Opensuse is
> not SLES, although that package will probably work if you install it
> manually.
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