Dell OMSA 6.1 on CentOS 4.8 - openipmi unsupported version

Hostmaster Hostmaster at
Fri Feb 26 09:41:12 CST 2010

Sounds like you are falling foul of a problem I posted about way back in July
last year:

Basically, 6.1 doesn't recognise Centos 4.x and treat it as Redhat 4. 

My original post details how you can go about getting it working.



-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Matt Domsch
Posted At: 26 February 2010 05:17
Posted To: Hostmaster
Conversation: Dell OMSA 6.1 on CentOS 4.8 - openipmi unsupported version
Subject: Re: Dell OMSA 6.1 on CentOS 4.8 - openipmi unsupported version

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 03:54:33PM -0800, Chris Jones wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I've got Dell OMSA 6.1 install on a PowerEdge 1950 running CentOS 4.8,
> however when I go to start OMSA I get the following messages at startup.
> Starting ipmi driver: Unsupported version                  [FAILED]
> Do I need to install DKMS and install a different version of openipmi?

You shouldn't need to - 4.8 has a plenty new-enough IPMI driver...

Matt Domsch
Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO &

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