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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.

[New] For a quick tour of OpenManage Server Administrator's releases during 2014.Please click here.

[29 May 2015] Details for Server Administrator v8.1.1. To download them,refer Download OM 8.1.1 :

Installation

  • Server Administrator version 8.1.1 is supported only on the following systems:
    •  PowerEdge R530 XD
    •  PowerEdge R930
  • This release added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 SP6 operating system.

NOTE: For the list of supported operating systems and Dell servers, see the Dell Systems Software Support Matrix in the required version of OpenManage Software at dell.com/openmanagemanuals.

[ 7 April 2015] Details for Server Administrator v8.1 . To download them,refer Download OM 8.1 : 

 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 FS332

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

[2 December 2014] Details for Server Administrator v8.0.2. To download them,refer Download OM 8.0.2:

NOTE: Server Administrator version 8.0.2 is supported only on the following systems:

    •  PowerEdge R430
    •  PowerEdge R530
    •  PowerEdge T430
    •  PowerEdge M630
    •  PowerEdge FC630
    •  PowerEdge C4130
  • Installation: Added support for the following operating systems
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
    • VMware ESXi 5.5 U2 and 5.1 U2
    • Citrix XenServer 6.2 SP1
  • Added support for the following cards
    • Paradise Key Intel bNDC (4x1Gb)
    • Broadcom Gamma bNDC (4x1Gb)
  • Added support for the following other hardware
    • Intel 16/18 core CPU
    • High Capacity DIMM 32 MB and 64 MB
  • Added support for PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H730P Slim.
  • This release provides fix for SSLv3 Poodle vulnerability. As part of this fix, OMSA will not allow SSLv3 connections.

 

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

NOTE: Server Administrator version 8.0.1 is supported only on the following systems:

    •  PowerEdge R730
    •  PowerEdge R730 XD
    •  PowerEdge R630
    •  PowerEdge T630
  • 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 v8.1.1 & v8.1 Documentation

Dell OpenManage v8.0.1 Documentation

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

 Dell OpenManage v8.0.2 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 v8.1.1 & v8.1 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

 

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

Server Administrator v8.0.2 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 v8.1.1 Download

OMSA v8.1.1 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:

XenServer (Supplemental Pack):

OMSA v8.1 Download

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:

Linux:

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

OMSA v8.0.1 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):
OMSA v8.0.2 Download
 
OMSA v8.0.2 can be downloaded from the following links. Please refer Server Administrator Installation Guide and Support Matrixto 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.