Contents: Download - Documentation - Whitepapers - Videos - Resources

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.

[17 September 2014] Latest release v8.0.1 is available now and it brings lots of new enhancements:

  • Installation: Added support for the following operating systems.

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0
    • VMware ESXi 5.5 U2 and 5.1 U2
    • Citrix XenServer 6.2 SP1
  • Web/UI Enhancements:

    • Added support for additional attributes and values in BIOS setup groups.
  • Browser Support:

    • Google Chrome 27,28 and 30.
    • Safari 6.0
  • Network Interface Cards (NICs) Supports:

    • Broadcom 5720 1Gb  bNDC
    • Intel 1350 1Gb bNDC
    • Intel X710 10 Gb rNDC
    • Emulex OCm14104-UX-D 10Gb rNDC
    • Emulex OCm14102-U2-D 10Gb bNDC
    • Emulex OCm14102-U3-D 10Gb Mezz
    • Emulex OCe14102-UX-D 10Gb PCIe

  • Storage Management:

    • Support enabled for MD1400 and MD1420 enclosures.
    • Support for S130 SWRAID
    • Support for  PERC 9 cards:
      • H730
      • H730P
      • H830
      • H330
    • Support for 12gbps SAS HBA
    • Support for controller mode enumeration (RAID and HBA)

 

  • Deprecated support for SNMP set feature.

 

Dell OpenManage

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 system management manuals to learn more about the Dell products.

Manuals:

Dell OpenManage v8.0.1 Documentation

  • Documentation (Events,  Management Tools, Release Notes etc.)

 

For more details on previously released Server Administrator and other OpenManage products, refer the OpenManage manuals.

Server Administrator v8.0.1 Documentation

Refer all the below documents from the Server Administrator Manuals page.

  • Server Administrator Storage Management Guide
  • Server Administrator CIM Reference Guide.
  • Server Administrator SNMP Reference Guide.
  • Server Administrator CLI (Command Line Interface) Guide.
  • Server Administrator User's Guide
  • Server Administrator Readme
  • Server Administrator Release Notes
  • Server Administrator Installation Guide
  • Storage Management User's Guide

Download

OMSA v8.0.1 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.

Windows:
Linux:
ESXi VIB:
To use the ESXi VIB with VMWare vSphere application, you can utilize the packages from Dell VMWare depot.
XenServer (Supplemental Pack):

Resources

Videos

 

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)
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.

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.