Dell OM 6.3 Linux Repository

What is this?

This is the officially supported yum repository for Open Manage.

NEW in OM 6.3: OMSA and firmware update packages available 64-bit native

This repository contains OMSA, drivers, BIOS, and firmware.
Please see the detailed description in the Dell OMSA Linux wiki page

How to set up

Complete this step before any of the steps below.
wget -q -O - bootstrap.cgi | bash
OMSA and firmware update packages were previously only available as 32-bit binaries, but are now available 64-bit native for x86_64 systems.
Warning: If you have 32-bit Dell packages already installed (srvadmin-* dell_ie*), you will need to uninstall them and reinstall the packages to upgrade to the 64-bit versions in this repository.

Installing OpenManage Server Administrator

NOTE: OMSA will not install on unsupported systems. If you receive a message at install that the system is not supported, it is likely that your system is not supported, and the install will fail. This is most common on SC-class systems, as OMSA is completely unsupported on these systems.

  • yum
    yum install srvadmin-all
  • NOTE: The version of yum distributed on CentOS 3 by default is too old (yum 2.0.8). You will need to upgrade to a yum 2.4.x version in order to use these repositories. The older version of yum does not support plugins or mirrorlists, which are required for these repos to work.

  • up2date
    up2date -i srvadmin-all
  • rug
    rug install srvadmin-base
    rug install srvadmin-webserver
    rug install srvadmin-storageservices
    NOTE: If you want to install srvadmin-all, you have to have 'setserial' installed. I dont have the details on this, but it doesnt appear that setserial is installed by default.
  • zypper
    zypper install srvadmin-all
  • Installing firmware-tools to manage BIOS and firmware updates

  • yum
    yum install dell_ft_install
    yum install $(bootstrap_firmware)
  • up2date
    up2date -i dell_ft_install
    up2date --solvedeps=$(bootstrap_firmware -u)
  • rug
    rug install dell_ft_install
    rug install $( bootstrap_firmware | xargs -n1 -r rug --terse wp | cut -d'|' -f3 | grep -v "No matches" | sort | uniq )
  • zypper
    zypper install dell_ft_install
    zypper install $(bootstrap_firmware)
  • Managing BIOS and firmware updates

  • Inventory firmware version levels
  • Compare versions installed to those available
  • Install any applicable updates
    update_firmware --yes
  • Start interactive GUI
  • Uninstalling OpenManage Server Administrator

  • all
    rpm -e $(rpm -qa | grep srvadmin)
  • This will fail if any packages depend on OMSA. Uninstall those first.

  • yum
    yum erase $(rpm -qa | grep srvadmin)
  • Yum will uninstall OMSA and any packages that depend on OMSA.


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