And instructions on how to load CentOS V5.3 to it....it already has W2003 Server....would prefer to wipe everything and only have CentOS on it but that would means drivers, I assume .....so:
1) Where can I download the Server Assistant CD Image for a PowerEdge 1550?
2) Where can I find instructions for wiping and doing a complete fresh install of only CentOS?
3) Where can I find the drivers, keys, installation numbers, etc. I will need for #2
Open Manage 1.4 and DOSA 3.4 cd is the last version that supported the 1550.
DELL OpenManage Server Assistant 6.4 CD set would work.This software supports Dell PowerEdge 300, 350, 1300, 1400, 1550, 2300, 2400, 2450, 2500, 2550, 4300, 4350, 4400, 6300, 6350, 6400, 6450, and 8450 Systems. P/N 0703DX Rev. A02.
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator, 2000, 2003, v.1.4, A03FileName: om34_win_managed_system_A03.exe [137 MB]Release Date: 6/2/2003
Server Administrator Documentation:The file is compatible with the following systems running the following operating systems:
SystemsPowerEdge 1300PowerEdge 1400 / 1400SCPowerEdge 1500SCPowerEdge 1550PowerEdge 1600SCPowerEdge 1650PowerEdge 1655MCPowerEdge 1750PowerEdge 2300PowerEdge 2400PowerEdge 2450PowerEdge 2500 / 2500SCPowerEdge 2550PowerEdge 2600PowerEdge 2650PowerEdge 300 / 300SCPowerEdge 350PowerEdge 4300PowerEdge 4350PowerEdge 4400PowerEdge 4600PowerEdge 500SCPowerEdge 600SCPowerEdge 6300PowerEdge 6350PowerEdge 6400PowerEdge 6450PowerEdge 650PowerEdge 6600PowerEdge 6650PowerEdge 8450Operating SystemsMicrosoft Windows 2000Microsoft Windows Server 2003
1550 is Too old to use version 4.XX .
You can obtain many of the NEW SERVER ISOs from http://ftp.dell.com/sysman althoughyou lose the advantage of having them classified by appropriateness fora particular system that way.
In the file listing there:* "DSA" in the name of an .ISO file indicates an older "Dell ServerAssistant" CD* "ISM" in the name of an .ISO file means "Installation and ServerManagement"* "SDU" means "System Diagnostics and Utilities"
As mentioned before, the latest versions of the ISM won't support someof the earlier servers so you may have to drop back to the 4.5 ISM forsome (or even earlier for really old servers).
Hope that helps.
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I appreciate the data you put up...however, the links are off:
Gets me to an Inspiron laptop support page
gets me to a generic "Page cannot be found and may no longer be avaiable page..."
I'd really like to get this right....could you tell me what I'm doing wrong?
They keep changing the way links work and arent updating the site accordingly.
SpeedStep if 4.5 was not supported why would Dell list the 1550 the link I posted as supported... Look at the list, more importantly the bold.
1800 PowerEdge 1850 PowerEdge 1855 PowerEdge 6800 PowerEdge 6850 PowerEdge 800 PowerEdge 650 PowerEdge 2600 PowerEdge 2650 PowerEdge 6600 PowerEdge 6650 PowerEdge 4600 PowerEdge 700 PowerEdge 750 PowerEdge 830 PowerEdge 850 PowerEdge 2800 PowerEdge 2400 PowerEdge 1400SC PowerEdge 1500SC PowerEdge 1550 PowerEdge 2450 PowerEdge 2500 PowerEdge 2500SC PowerEdge 2550 PowerEdge 2850 PowerEdge 350 PowerEdge 500SC PowerEdge 6400 PowerEdge 6450 PowerEdge 1650 PowerEdge 1655MC PowerEdge 1600SC PowerEdge 1750 PowerEdge 4400 PowerEdge 8450
Im Getting errors now listing the compatability.
So I guess I was given the wrong information.
3.4 is the Green CD if You had that before.
Ok a bit of digging and I have made an error.
I edited the previous posting to remove that error. Thankyou for clarifying that.
Administrator 2.2 is supported on the "Installation and ServerManagement" CD version 4.5
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/2.2/en/Readme/readme.txtServer Administrator 2.2 is supported on the "Installation and ServerManagement" CD version 4.5.
The following Dell PowerEdge systems are supported for "Installation and Server Management" CD version 4.5: 350, 500SC, 600SC, 650, 700, 750, 800, 830, 850, 1400, 1400SC, 1500SC, 1550, 1600SC, 1650, 1655MC, 1750, 1800, 1850, 1855, 2400, 2450, 2500, 2550,2600, 2650, 2800, 2850, 4400, 4600, 6400, 6450, 6600, 6650, 6800, 6850, and 8450.
The following Dell PowerVault(TM) systems are supported:PV 745N, 770N, and 775N.
======================================================================SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS======================================================================
* Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 Server family (32-bit extension) (includes Windows 2000 Server SP3 and greater, Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP3 and greater, and Windows 2000 Small Business Server [SBS], and Windows 2000 SBS SP1)
* Microsoft Windows Server(TM) 2003 family (32-bit and 64-bit extensions) (includes SP1 with Web, Standard, and Enterprise and x64 editions) and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SBS
* Red Hat(R) Enterprise Linux (AS, WS and ES), (version 3 and 4) for Intel(R) x86 and Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)
* Novell(R) NetWare(R), version 6.5 (SP2 or later)
* VMWare 2.5.1 ESX service console
For what it's worth, I've never had any issues installing Red Hat or variants without the Server Assistant CD. In fact I prefer to do it that way.
OMSA saves boatloads of time and hassle if you're doing a multi-server deployment or installing Windows, but if it's a single server install of CentOS only, it should work straight off the install DVD. In my experience all the hardware (excluding DRAC etc) is natively supported.
Just nuke all partitions except for the utility partition during install and you'll be fine.
You can install the drivers/utilities for any management stuff after installing the OS; CentOS exactly equals Red Hat Enterprise Linux, so treat it accordingly.. from memory you can just add an additional yum repository to your config and install the Dell packages that way, but I might be wrong.
I see it is a Old thread, but i will give it a try.
I have a Old 2850 Dell server, which i like to play with, and i like to install Windows 2012 RC Server.
I have the Openmange Dell CD, but i can only choose 2000,2003 Server Linux and so on.
Because i have a Perc Raid Management, Windows 2012 does not see the Hard Drives, and i can not find the drivers on any CD.
It will not install Windows 2012.
Any Help ?
Speedstep's answer is WRONG!!!!
Dell Server Assistant 2.4.1 will NOT work on a Poweredge 1550, neither will about 6 other versions of Server Assistant or System Build and Update Utility that I currently have.
In each and every single case it will report the system is unsupported.
Dell in their infinite wisdom does NOT care onme single bit about hardware, or the techs in the field that have to support their hardware, once it is out of warranty they want us selling new hardware.
How aboput a setup utility that wuill allow us to install on any poweredge we happen to have? OR how about actually answering the questions people ask?
The first post in this thread is looking for setup utility for a 1550, what was provided will NOT work on a 1550.
OK, I am happy to report that ISM 4.5 did in fact work and allow me to comfortably install Windows Server 2003 on a Poweredge 1550. It did warn that it only supported SP1, but that was fine in my case.
"How aboput a setup utility that wuill allow us to install on any poweredge we happen to have?"
It's a nice thought, but the current installation utility, supporting systems 9G-12G, is over 3GB in size. (Their update utility covering 10G-12G is already almost 5GB and requires a DL DVD.) If you add ALL the systems to that that were not included in the latest versions, it would be over 6G. 1) that is too big for standard DVD, and you would be required to put it on a DL DVD, which may not be read on "early" DVD drives, and 2) considering that DVD drives did not ship with systems until 6G (not until 8G that they became mainstream), even standard DVD would not be an option on older machines having only CD drives. Forget USB, as only 8G+ machines will boot to USB. So, why not drop older systems from the newer utilities to save space? After all, they can continue using the older utilites supporting those machines. Also, the 1550 is 12 years old! How long do you want Dell to keep up support for such an old machine?! A $300 desktop computer would run circles around a 1550, regardless of workload.
"how about actually answering the questions people ask?"
SpeedStep doesn't work for Dell, neither do I. Now, there are some Dell support personnel in these forums to help answer questions, but prior to recently, it has always been a user-helping-user forum. Even with Dell personnel here now, this is NOT an official avenue of support with Dell. They are under no obligation to take on cases or answer questions. As always, if you want to open a case with Dell, you need to CALL them. (They will still take your call and support your system, even out of warranty.)