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Install Dell Open Manage on XenServer 5.6 and higher


Installing Dell Open Manage System Administrator (OMSA) on your XenServer provided visibility to the hardware through a web interface. It also permits you to perform SNMP monitoring against the hardware.

First, download the OMSA package from the Dell Support Website (http://support.dell.com) and select your server hardware and XenServer for the operating system.

If you are installing XenServer from scratch, you can simply insert the OMSA CD when prompted for any Supplemental Packs during a normal install. No additional work is necessary, you’re all set!

If you already have XenServer installed, and you are running version 5.6 or higher, simply perform the following:
1) Connect to the console of the XenServer Host (ssh or via XenCenter Console tab)
2a) Insert the CD and type: mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
2b) Or you can copy it to the server using SCP and then mount it using: mount -o loop {omsa file name}.iso /mnt
3) Install it using
# cd /mnt
# ./install.sh
# /opt/dell/srvadmin/sbin/srvadmin-services.sh start
# cd..
# umount /mnt

4) Now you can use your web browser and point it to https://serverip:1311/

You will login using the same root username and password you use to access your XenServer Host.

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