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P3ngu1n
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Dell OpenManage Install.

Does Dell OpenManage force a reboot after it is installed? Thanks in advance.

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No you dont need to reboot your ESX, but after installation you will need to start OpenManage services on your ESX server in order for it to talk to IT Assistant if you have it in your environment.

This guide might help:

www.dell.com/downloads/global/ solutions/vmware_252_installing_om45.pdf

Command to start all OpenManage Services:

srvadmin-services.sh start

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bflynn0
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No you do not need to reboot after installing Dell Openmanage on the ESX console.

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What version are you running on ESX 3.0, is it supported yet?

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On ESX 3 - OpenManage 5.0 - On my 2.5.2 Patch 4 boxes I'm still running 4.5

To get OM5 download the RHEL3 version:

http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OMI-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-LX-50_A00.tar.gz

The supported management agents are listed here:

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_systems_guide.pdf

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jmp8600
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No you dont need to reboot your ESX, but after installation you will need to start OpenManage services on your ESX server in order for it to talk to IT Assistant if you have it in your environment.

This guide might help:

www.dell.com/downloads/global/ solutions/vmware_252_installing_om45.pdf

Command to start all OpenManage Services:

srvadmin-services.sh start

Tx,

jp

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GabbyIRL
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If it's any help we got a successfull install of OpenManage 5 on ESX 3.0. Download the TAR file mentioned in the post above, extract it and, from the linux/supportscripts folder do :-

./srvadmin-install.sh -b -w -d (if you have no RAC fitted) or

./srvadmin-install.sh -b -w -d -r (if you have RAC fitted)

If you start the services using the command

srvadmin-services.sh start (as mentioned above)

you should be good to go.

Please also note that to access the web view of Openmanage you neet to open port 1311 on the ESX firewall, then https://(esxserver ip):1311 works fine, specify the root password.

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P3ngu1n
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Thanks guys. The information was really great.

Dirk

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cheesyboofs
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Nice one GabbyIRL, just the sort of useful reply we need.

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Box293
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I've read the guide from Dell's web site and have used it before in ESX 2.x and it all works fine.

On my clean installed ESX3 server when I try and prepare the service console using the command "omasetup.sh install" I get the error "-bash: omasetup.sh: command not found"

If I continue on and try to install using the commands mentioned above I just get a bunch of errors, I used to get these in 2.x if I didn't do the omasetup.sh first.

Has any else come across this? I am using Dell 1855 Blades.

Oh and by the way ... ESX 3 ROCKS !!!!

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balacs
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You dont need omasetup.sh anymore in ESX 3.0. Just skip that step and install OM using srvadmin-install.sh

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Box293
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Cool thanks for that. I was trying to install it from a CD that came from a server. And I had copied the CD over to a VFS store on a windows server and tried installing it from there. Didn't work. Once I downloaded the one in this group, copied it over to /tmp and extracted it it all installed OK.

However now that it's installed I am unable to browse to the web page. I take it I still go to http://server:1311 ? I am using VLANs on my blades and have the service console on VLAN 100, is this going to be a problem. I have also installed it on another Dell server (not a 1855) and I have the same problem. I am using VLANS on this sever as well.

Any ideas?

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balacs
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Did you check the firewall? I think the command is:

esxcfg-firewall -o 1311,tcp,in,OpenManageRequest

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Box293
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Excellent, that's done the trick. Thanks heaps as it's much appreciated.

Another question related to this. Now that I've enable the port from the service console should it appear in the list under the Security Profile (VI Client - Configuration - Security Profile).

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Box293
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Also with OM I want to setup all the Alert Management events. IE for all the warning, failure and critical events I want to "Alert on the console".

Is there a way to do this from the service console instead of through the html interface (IE for each item that is 5 mouse clicks).

I would like to create a script if possible to ensure the same settings are done on each blade as I set them up.

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balacs
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what do you mean alert on the console? You can use Openmanage CLI. Type "omreport" and you can look at the various options.

Here is the latest guide:

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/solutions/Installing_Dell_OpenManage_50_on_ESX_3.pdf

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cartierhung
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anyone know if OpenIPMI is a MUST install component? or it is optional?

also, anyone notice that the 'dsm_sa_datamgr32d' need few minutes (3-4 minutes) to complete the startup? is it consider as 'normal'?

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balacs
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OpenIPMI is a MUST install. Installing OpenIPMI will fix your issues.

See http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/solutions/Installing_Dell_OpenManage_50_on_ESX_3.pdf for steps.

The troubleshooting section also has information about this issue.

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cartierhung
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that is strange, actually I install OpenIMPI first, and install OM, but anyway, I ask this question to our Dell engineer and wait for their update.

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balacs
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How to test if you have the right version of OpenIPMI?

Run the command:

strings /lib/modules/2.4.21-37.0.2.ELvmnix/kernel/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_msghandler.o | grep version

You get version 35.13 - you have the right version

if you have 37 - you have the wrong version.

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cartierhung
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I get 37 - so I need to run the 'IPMI' portion again only?

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