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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.

Details for Server Administrator v8.3

29 March 2016
The links to the download can be found at: OMSA v8.3 Download

Installation:

  • Added support for the following operating systems:
    • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1
    • VMware ESXi 5.5 update 3
    • VMware ESXi 6.0 update 1
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2

NOTE: Citrix XenServer Operating System support has been dropped for both Server Administrator and Storage Management.

Enhancements:

  • Support for the following web browsers:
    • Google Chrome version 45
    • Mozilla Firefox version 40
  • Support for the following features:
    • GP-GPU card enablement and thermal status on PowerEdge C4130
    • SNMP Test Trap Button feature on all Windows and Linux Operating Server.
      NOTE: This feature is not available on any VMware vSphere operating system versions.

Storage Management:

  • Added new functionalities in Storage Management:
    • Support for 2.5-inch 4KB SATA drives on PERC 9 family of hardware controllers.
    • Support for rear SATA on PowerEdge R730xd connected to software RAID S130 controller.
    • Support for PMC SAS Expander on PowerEdge R730.
    • Support for Samsung PM1725 NVMe device.
    • Support for flexible backplane zoning functionality on backplanes with 24 slots — PowerEdge R630 and PowerEdge R730xd.
    • Support for setting Disk Cache Policy at physical disk and virtual disk level on software RAID S130 controller.
    • Support for setting non-RAID disk cache policy on PERC 9 controllers.
    • Support for HBA H330 Adapter/Mini controller.

Details for Server Administrator v8.2

15 September 2015
The links to the download can be found at: OMSA v8.2 Download

Installation:

  • Added support for the following operating systems
    • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
    • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 1
    • VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 3 on 11th generation of PowerEdge servers
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7

NOTE: Citrix XenServer Operating System support has been dropped for both Server Administrator and Storage Management.

Enhancements:

  • Added following features:
    • Security Enhancement for SSL protocols
    • Operating System Alert Logging Filter
    • Hardware Event Log Rotation for 10th and 11th generations of PowerEdge servers

  • Browser Support:
    • Google Chrome version 42
    • Firefox Firefox version 37
    • Safari Version 8.0

  • Support for the following network cards
    • Emulex LightPulse LPe15000B-M8-D 1-Port 8G Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapter
    • Emulex LightPulse LPe15002B-M8-D 2-Port 8G Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapter
    • Emulex LightPulse LPm15002B-D 2-Port 8G Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapter
    • Emulex OneConnect OCe14102B-U1-D 2-port PCIe 10GbE CNA
    • Emulex OneConnect OCm14104B-U1-D 4-port 10GbE rNDC CNA
    • Emulex OneConnect OCm14102B-U4-D 2-port 10GbE bNDC CNA
    • Emulex OneConnect OCm14102B-U5-D 2-port 10GbE Mezz CNA
    • Emulex OneConnect OCe14102B-N1-D 2-port PCIe 10GbE NIC
    • Emulex OneConnect OCm14104B-N1-D 4-port 10GbE rNDC NIC
    • Emulex OneConnect OCm14102B-N5-D 2-port 10GbE Mezz NIC
    • Emulex OneConnect OCm14102B-N6-D 2-port 10GbE bNDC NIC
    • Mellanox ConnectX-3 PrDual Port 10 GbE SFP+ PCIE Adapter
    • Mellanox ConnectX-3 PrDual Port 40 GbE QSFP+ Adapter
    • Mellanox ConnectX-3 PrDual Port 10 GbE KR Mezzanine Adapter

Storage Management:

  • For 13th generation of PowerEdge servers, support for:
    • 3.5-inch 4KB SATA drives on PERC 9 Controller
  • Added new functionalities in Storage Management:
    • Support to configure physical disks into Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) 0 virtual disks
    • Support for setting the Remaining Rated Write Endurance Threshold for PCIe SSDs, SAS SSDs, and SATA SSDs
    • Support for RAID 10 virtual disk online capacity expansion

Details for Server Administrator v8.1

7 April 2015
The links to the download can be found at: OMSA v8.1 Download

Installation:

Added support for the following operating systems.

  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • VMware ESXi 6.0
  • Citrix XenServer 6.5. However, this Operating System is not supported for Storage Management.
  • Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 operating system on 11th generation or later PowerEdge servers
  • Added support for the following servers:
    • PowerEdge FC830
    • PowerEdge M830
    • PowerEdge FC430
    • PowerEdge C4130
    • Dell PowerEdge FD332

Enhancements:

  • Added following features:
    • A new utility, “omwsupdate”, to upgrade the Tomcat web server.
    • CLI commands to generate new certificate signing requests and import Certificate Authority signed certificates.
    • PKCS#12 certificate import on the Server Administrator GUI.
    • Automate Trusted Enterprise CA certificate Upload
  • Browser Support:
    • Google Chrome version 38
    • Firefox version 33
    • Safari Version 7.0.6

  • Support for the following network cards:
    • Emulex OCm14104-N1-D QP 4x10Gb rNDC Ethernet Network Adapter
    • Emulex OCm14102-N6-D DP 10Gb bNDC Ethernet Network Adapter
    • Emulex OCm14102-N1-D Dual-port 10Gb PCIe Ethernet Network Adapter
    • Emulex OCm14102-N5-D DP 10Gb bMezz Ethernet Network Adapter
    • Intel X710 QP 10Gb KR 4x10Gb Network Daughter Card
    • Intel I350/X710 2x10Gb BT 2x10Gb SFP+Network Daughter Card
    • Intel X710 4x10GE SFP+/DA FH PCIe Ethernet Network Adapter
    • Intel X710 2x10GE SFP+/DA FH PCIe Ethernet Network Adapter

Storage Management:

  • For 13G PowerEdge servers, added support for:
    • All Spark SSD
    • Samsung Half Height Half Length (HHHL) PCIe card
    • 4KN SAS drives
    • Software RAID Hotplug support on PERC S130
    • Changing controller mode from RAID to HBA and vice versa on PERC9.
    • Samsung NVME drive on VMware ESXi v6.0
  • Added support for 6GBps SATA drives
  • Added support for following Dell PERC 9 controllers:
    • FD33xD controller
    • FD33xS controller

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 Enterprise Systems Management manuals to learn more about the Dell products.

Server Administrator v8.3 Documentation

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

Previous Server Administrator Documentation

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Manuals

OpenManage Server Administrator Downloads

OMSA v8.3 Downloads

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.

Windows OMSA:

Windows miscellaneous:

Linux OMSA:

Linux miscellaneous:

ESXi OMSA VIB:

To use the ESXi VIB with VMWare vSphere application, you can utilize the packages from Dell VMWare depot.

Miscellaneous:

OMSA v8.2 Downloads

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.

Windows OMSA:

Linux OMSA:

ESXi OMSA VIB:

To use the ESXi VIB with VMWare vSphere application, you can utilize the packages from Dell VMWare depot.

OMSA v8.1 Downloads

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.

Windows OMSA:

Linux OMSA:

ESXi OMSA VIB:

To use the ESXi VIB with VMWare vSphere application, you can utilize the packages from Dell VMWare depot.

XenServer (Supplemental Pack):

Resources

Whitepapers

Videos

 Configuring RAID 5 Virtual Disk using Server Administrator