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Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) is a software agent that provides a comprehensive, one-to-one systems management solution in two ways: from an integrated, Web browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) and from a command line interface (CLI) through the operating system.
OMSA is designed so that system administrators can manage server systems both locally and remotely on a network. It also interfaces with OpenManage Essentials (OME) console, which allows for monitoring of the systems in your data center from a single interface.
Currently the OMSA agent can be installed on 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows Server and Red Hat Linux as well as Novell SUSE Linux.
29 March 2016The links to the download can be found at: OMSA v8.3 Download
NOTE: Citrix XenServer Operating System support has been dropped for both Server Administrator and Storage Management.
15 September 2015The links to the download can be found at: OMSA v8.2 Download
7 April 2015The links to the download can be found at: OMSA v8.1 Download
Added support for the following operating systems.
Dell OpenManage is a set of systems management applications built using industry standard protocols and specifications. Dell OpenManage is not a product within itself, but rather a brand name for the suite of products in the portfolio. Server Administrator (OMSA) is part of OpenManage family.
You can refer various Enterprise Systems Management manuals to learn more about the Dell products.
Refer all the below documents from the Server Administrator v8.3 Manuals page.
Note: See the OpenManage Software page, for documents related to OpenManage Systems Management Overview Guide, Software Support Matrix, Software Compatibility Matrix, Port Information Guide, Messages Reference Guide, and so on.
Dell OpenManage Software version 8.3 Documentation is available at Dell OpenManage Software 8.3
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Manuals
OMSA v8.3 can be downloaded from the following links. Please refer Server Administrator Installation Guide and Support Matrix to install these packages on the supported operating system.
ESXi OMSA VIB:
To use the ESXi VIB with VMWare vSphere application, you can utilize the packages from Dell VMWare depot.
OMSA v8.2 can be downloaded from the following links.Please refer Server Administrator Installation Guide and Support Matrix to install these packages on the supported operating system.
OMSA v8.1 can be downloaded from the following links.Please refer Server Administrator Installation Guide and Support Matrix to install these packages on the supported operating system.
XenServer (Supplemental Pack):
Configuring RAID 5 Virtual Disk using Server Administrator
OMSA Web Browser Installer
Install OMSA on Citrix XenServer
Linux SNMP Configuration + OMSA Installation for use with OpenManage Essentials
ESXi4 SNMP Configuration + OMSA Installation for use with OpenManage Essentials
Windows 2008 SNMP Configuration + OMSA Installation for use with OpenManage Essential
Windows Granular Install (How to exclude various management interfaces SNMP, WMI, CLI, OS logging)
Starting with OMSA v7.2, during installation you can choose to exclude the management interfaces which you are not interested in. By default all these will be installed. Excluding any of the management interface has the impact on the way you can access the server details.
Linux Granular Install (How to exclude various management interfaces SNMP, CLI, OS logging)
How to use Fluid Cache (v7.3 and Onwards)
Fluid Cache is a solution that creates a large-scale, low-latency cache by using PCIe-SSD. It also includes features to prevent data loss or corruption while using caching techniques to increase performance.
Virtual Disk Creation Wizard
You can create (any supported) RAID volumes in a more usable and effective approach. This video primarily showcase the user interactive pages of the same.
Why is support for Citrix XenServer being dropped from the recent releases of OMSA? Any plans to re-introduce support for it?