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Dell OMSA 7.3 and DTK 4.3 for Ubuntu and Debian


Dell OpenManage System Administrator 7.3 for Ubuntu and Debian

Dell OpenManage System Administrator (OMSA) 7.3 for Ubuntu and Debian is now published. When we recently published OMSA 7.2, we switched to a new apt repository format to better work with both Ubuntu and Debian and to allow packages for multiple OS releases in the same repository. OMSA 7.3 continues that. Furthermore, OMSA 7.3 is now built on both Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian Wheezy to increase compatibility with Debian. All packages that are in the Ubuntu distribution but are not in Debian are rebuilt for Debian and included in OMSA Wheezy repository for convenience.

(Please note that OMSA 7.2 and above are not built for Ubuntu 10.04 and Debian Squeeze. The last OMSA release tested with Ubuntu 10.04 and Debian Squeeze is OMSA 7.1, which is also provided in the new apt repository for convenience.)

Additionally, OMSA's Integrated Tunnel Provider (srvadmin-itunnel) is now built for Ubuntu and Debian. This brings Ubuntu and Debian closer to parity with RHEL and SLES in terms of the System Administrator functionality in OMSA.

Dell Deployment Toolkit 4.3 for Ubuntu and Debian

Also included in this release is version 4.3 of the Dell Deployment Toolkit (DTK) 4.3 for Ubuntu and Debian. DTK is lighter-weight than OMSA and is meant to assist with system deployment. The packages are named syscfg, raidcfg, and dtk-scripts. syscfg is a tool to configure server BIOS, BMC/iDRAC settings, DTK state settings, and to do PCI device detection. raidcfg, as the name suggests, is a tool to configure RAID on Dell PowerEdge servers. dtk-scripts contains sample DTK scripts and tools to build a bootable Dell utility partition for DOS-based firmware updates.

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  • Interesting.....what about support....?