Where can I download the Server Assistant CD Image for a PowerEdge 1550

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Where can I download the Server Assistant CD Image for a PowerEdge 1550

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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

 

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  • 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, A03
    FileName: om34_win_managed_system_A03.exe [137 MB]
    Release Date: 6/2/2003
    http://support.dell.com/FileLib/Format.aspx?ReleaseID=R61476

    Server Administrator Documentation:
    http://docs.us.dell.com/docs/software/svradmin/1.4/en/index.htm
    The file is compatible with the following systems running the following operating systems:

    Systems
    PowerEdge 1300
    PowerEdge 1400 / 1400SC
    PowerEdge 1500SC
    PowerEdge 1550
    PowerEdge 1600SC
    PowerEdge 1650
    PowerEdge 1655MC
    PowerEdge 1750
    PowerEdge 2300
    PowerEdge 2400
    PowerEdge 2450
    PowerEdge 2500 / 2500SC
    PowerEdge 2550
    PowerEdge 2600
    PowerEdge 2650
    PowerEdge 300 / 300SC
    PowerEdge 350
    PowerEdge 4300
    PowerEdge 4350
    PowerEdge 4400
    PowerEdge 4600
    PowerEdge 500SC
    PowerEdge 600SC
    PowerEdge 6300
    PowerEdge 6350
    PowerEdge 6400
    PowerEdge 6450
    PowerEdge 650
    PowerEdge 6600
    PowerEdge 6650
    PowerEdge 8450
    Operating Systems
    Microsoft Windows 2000
    Microsoft 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 although
    you lose the advantage of having them classified by appropriateness for
    a particular system that way.

    In the file listing there:
    * "DSA" in the name of an .ISO file indicates an older "Dell Server
    Assistant" CD
    * "ISM" in the name of an .ISO file means "Installation and Server
    Management"
    * "SDU" means "System Diagnostics and Utilities"

    As mentioned before, the latest versions of the ISM won't support some
    of the earlier servers so you may have to drop back to the 4.5 ISM for
    some (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:

    http://support.dell.com/FileLib/Format.aspx?ReleaseID=R61476

    Gets me to an Inspiron laptop support page

    and

    http://docs.us.dell.com/docs/software/svradmin/1.4/en/index.htm

    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?

  • http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_ISM_A00.ISO

     

     


  • They keep changing the way links work and arent updating the site accordingly.

    http://support.us.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R61476&formatcnt=1&libid=0&fileid=78137


    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/1.4/index.htm

     

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  • 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.

     

    Systems
     

     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.

    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?fileid=142800

    So I guess I was given the wrong information.

    3.4 is the Green CD if You had that before.

     

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  • Ok a bit of digging and I have made an error.

    I edited the previous posting to remove that error.  Thankyou for clarifying that.

    http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_DOC_A00.ISO
    http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_ISM_A00.ISO
    http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_OM_SUU_A00.iso
    http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_SDU_A00.ISO
    http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_SMC_A00.ISO
    http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_SUU_A00.iso

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/2.2/en/

    Administrator 2.2 is supported on the "Installation and Server
    Management" CD version 4.5

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/2.2/en/Readme/readme.txt
    Server Administrator 2.2 is supported on the "Installation and Server
    Management" 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

     

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  • 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.)