Dell OMSA and R300 issue

Well, today I was deploying my Dell R300 happily when I run into some trouble.

I setup Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) based on the instructions here.

wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi | bash

After which, I execute this command but it complain that “No package srvadmin-all available”.

yum install srvadmin-all

After 1 hour of troubleshooting, I found a way to install OMSA.

The latest version at this point of writing for OSMA is 5.5, I have to force to install 5.4.1 first.

wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/OMSA_5.4.1/bootstrap.cgi | bash
yum install srvadmin-all

This will works for now. Grab a coffee and wait for it to finish installing first.

After you have installed 5.4.1, let’s upgrade to 5.5 now.

cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
sed -ie 's#OMSA_5.4.1#latest#' dell-hw-specific-repository.repo dell-hw-indep-repository.repo

Before you update, let’s make sure the srvadmin services is not running first.

srvadmin-services.sh status

Now, let’s update now and check the latest version 🙂

yum update
rpm -qa|grep srvadmin-all

Expected result:

[svr3:/root]# rpm -qa|grep srvadmin-all
srvadmin-all-5.5.0-364

Let’s start your OMSA and ready to go.

srvadmin-services.sh start

Visit your OMSA at https://IP-ADDRESS:1311/

Enjoy and hope this helps…