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Install Dell OpenManagement

Windows 2008 R2

  • this works for a 2950 (and similar)


wget -q -O - | bash
yum install srvadmin-all
/opt/dell/srvadmin/sbin/ enable
/opt/dell/srvadmin/sbin/ start

Centos 6.4 ipmi bug

  • /etc/init.d/dsm_sa_ipmi fails to start - modules are now part of kernel. (will probably be fixed upstream soon)
modprobe ipmi_devintf
/opt/dell/srvadmin/sbin/ start

Admin Interface

  • LINUX: root (or users in root group)
  • Windows: Administrator (or users in Administrator group)

click around... self explanatory


yum install dell_ft_install
yum install $(bootstrap_firmware)
update_firmware --yes
gui ?

Other Bits

Perc6/i SNMP Check (Windows)

  • requries Open Management installed

1) Enable SNMP in windows

  • Start / Server Manager
  • Features
  • Add Features
  • SNMP Services

2) Allow SNMP through firewall

  • Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Right click Inbound Rule -> New Rule
  • Port -> next
  • UDP port 161
  • Allow the connection
  • When does rule apply: all
  • Give it a name 'SNMPin Port 161'

3) Only allow specific remote hosts/net [optional]

  • Right click on the new Rule -> properties
  • Scope: Remote IP Address
Specify allowed IP's to connect

4) Set the community

  • services
  • right click 'SNMP Service' -> properties
  • Security
  • Add a community 'private-or-something'[READ ONLY]
  • Accept packets from list of hosts -or- all
  • RESTART the service

5) Nagios Check Instructions: