OMSA 6.2 install issues...

Paul M. Dyer pmdyer at
Tue Feb 9 10:16:51 CST 2010

Good info.   I usually install all then remove what I don't need:

# yum -y install srvadmin-all
# rpm -ev srvadmin-all srvadmin-idrac srvadmin-idracadm srvadmin-idrac-components srvadmin-idracdrsc srvadmin-rac4 srvadmin-rac4-components srvadmin-rac5 srvadmin-rac5-components srvadmin-racadm4 srvadmin-racadm5 srvadmin-racdrsc4 srvadmin-racdrsc5 srvadmin-racsvc


----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Rostetter" <rostetter at>
To: linux-poweredge at
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 12:24:54 AM (GMT-0600) America/Chicago
Subject: OMSA 6.2 install issues...

As some of you already know, there are some RPM dependency issues in
OMSA 6.2 which can cause problems (notably the "no controllers found" error
from the storage commands).  I've found a new (to me at least) wrinkle...

After installing it on 2 identical machines, one worked completely and
the other worked except for the storage.  Seeking help via google, I found
the above mentioned threads about dependencies but I had all the packages
installed on both machines...

This bit me because I don't like to install all the packages, only the
ones I want (no web server and such).  So I didn't do the srvadmin-all
package, but rather did individual packages so I could install the least
amount needed for my setup.

To cut to the chase, I found out that no only is it important that you
install all the needed RPMS, but that the order in which you install them
is also critical.  Doing an "rpm -qa --last | grep srvadmin" on the working
machine, I got the order in which they were installed.  On the non-working
machine, I removed all the packages and re-installed them in the same order
as on the working machine.  Et voila, I have two working machines now...

Only took me a week to figure that one out...

Eric Rostetter
The Department of Physics
The University of Texas at Austin

Go Longhorns!

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