OMSA 6.2 on cent 5

Tom Astle tom at pcc.com
Sat Jun 12 13:02:14 CDT 2010


I found that I needed to install OpenIPMI manually, it is not  
discovered as a dependancy. Works fine after that.

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On Jun 12, 2010, at 13:00, linux-poweredge-request at dell.com wrote:

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> From: "Voll, Toivo" <toivo at usf.edu>
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> I posted this on the PowerEdge forums as well, but didn't get any  
> helpful responses beyond a suggestion that CentOS isn't supported --  
> hopefully you folks can help!
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> We have some new R610 servers, with 64 and 32 bit versions of CentOS  
> 5.5 running on them. I've followed the instructions for installing  
> and setting up the Dell Openmanage components from the repo: http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Repository/hardware 
>  (20% off!)
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> However, the instructions are really rather mum on what the various  
> packages that get installed do; for example we'd rather not have a  
> web interface and other unnecessary stuff. A list of the various  
> services and their functions would also be handy; I haven't found a  
> list of those either. Most pressingly, though, I've run into the  
> following issues:
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> omreport chassis temps
>
> Error! No temperature probes found on this system.
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> The web interface is flaky; much the time, no probes or controllers  
> of any kind are found. At other times, it does show the status and  
> components as expected. Also, When I SNMP-walk the MIB, having  
> followed the instructions in the "Configuring the SNMP Agent"  
> section of the "Dell? OpenManage? Server Administrator Version 6.2  
> User?s Guide", quite often I see no Dell OIDs at all. All the  
> standard SNMP variables are there, but nothing in the Dell tree. At  
> random other times, I can see the Dell subtree, the status of the  
> srvadmin-start service doesn?t appear to play a role and there's  
> nothing obvious in the system log either; the snmpd smux_accept /  
> smux peer accepted messages being the last indication of Dell  
> activity.
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> Any advice or pointers to what needs to happen between "yum install  
> srvadmin-all" and actually being able to administer the box  
> successfully?
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> Toivo Voll
> Network Administrator
> Information Technology Communications
> University of South Florida
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