Dell OpenManage System Administrator (OMSA) 7.4 for Ubuntu and Debian is now published. OMSA 7.4 continues to be built on both Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian Wheezy to increase compatibility with Debian. All package dependencies that are in the Ubuntu distribution but are not in Debian are rebuilt for Debian and included in the OMSA Wheezy repository for convenience. One must use the Debian Wheezy packages and not the Ubuntu 12.04 packages because of libc differences between the two distribution releases.
(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.)
Here is a list of the major changes made specifically for Ubuntu/Debian with this release:
Additionally, we have a new process in place for validating on Ubuntu with the help of Canonical. Our on-site engineers from Canonical tested this release on both Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and beta builds of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My thanks go especially to Kent Baxley of Canonical for his continued help in testing OMSA. :-)
Also included in this release is version 4.4 of the Dell Deployment Toolkit (DTK) 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. Here are some changes specifically made for this release:
Note that DTK is not meant to be used on a system with OMSA installed. In particular, raidcfg will not work properly when OMSA is installed.
This release includes the iDRAC Service Module (iSM). More information about iSM can be found at: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/dell-idrac-service-module-1.0/manuals?c=us
More information on where to download these packages is at http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/ubuntu/.
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