For you other Linux "recyclers" out there

Steve Jenkins stevej at
Thu Aug 5 14:00:16 CDT 2010

LOL. That's funny. It seems like every third email on this list is about
getting OMSA working on SOMETHING. J


I think the last version I used of OMSA was 4-point-something, and it
was probably on a 2450. We now run Nagios on everything, and haven't
needed anything else. It monitors and alerts us to anything we need to
know about.




From: Eric.Jorgensen at
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Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 10:49 AM
To: Steve Jenkins
Cc: Linux-PowerEdge at
Subject: Re: For you other Linux "recyclers" out there


Yes, but did you get Dell's Open Manage software working?   :-)


Eric Jorgensen
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To: <Linux-PowerEdge at>
From: Steve Jenkins <stevej at>
Sent by: <linux-poweredge-bounces at>
Date: 08/05/2010 08:25AM
Subject: For you other Linux "recyclers" out there

For those of you like to "recycle" your old servers, I just did a
successfully netinstall of CentOS 5.5 (32-bit) on an old PowerEdge 2450.
X runs fine (monitor refresh rate was wonky until I updated X-server
with yum), as does everything else. Over the past decade, we've replaced
our 2450s with 2550s, then 2650s, then 2850s, and now we run 2950s. But
the 2450s were actually the most reliable of the bunch... and it's nice
to see they can still serve a purpose. As long as that purpose isn't
memory or processor intensive. J 



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