Driver Details

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) for ESXi 5.0

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) 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. Server Administrator is
designed for system administrators to manage systems locally and remotely
on a network. It allows system administrators to focus on managing their
entire network by providing comprehensive one-to-one systems management.

Fixes & Enhancements

Not Applicable

Added support for the following operating systems
a. Microsoft Windows 2012
b. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
c. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Hypervisor
d. Citrix XenServer 6.1
e. VMware ESX 4.1 U3
f. VMware ESXi 4.1 U3

NOTE: Microsoft Windows 2003 is not supported on yx2x systems.

Deprecated the following operating systems:
A.Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2

New Features:

Server Administrator:
1. Added support for the following Network Interface Cards (NICs), Converged Network Adapters (CNAs), and Fibre Channels (FCs):
a. QLogic QLE2660 Single Port FC16 HBA
b. QLogic QLE2662 Dual Port FC16 HBA
c. QLogic QME2662 Dual Port FC16 HBA Mezzanine
d. Emulex LPm16002 Dual Port FC16 HBA Mezz
e. Intel I350 2 x 1Gb BT + X520 2 x 10Gb SFP+ Rack NDC
2. Availability of OMSA on supported 64-bit Windows operating systems, even without Windows on Windows (WOW) support.
3. DIMM ranking
4. Improved Clarity Mark-2 help with Search capabilities
5. Added support for Internet Explorer 10 browser
6. Added support for the Mozilla Firefox 15 and 16 browsers
7. Added support for enhanced messaging, which includes unique system identifiers (system service tag, chassis service tag, and system FQDN) and message identifier, (Message ID) for enhanced SNMP trap varbinds

Storage Management Service:
1. Physical disk firmware report
2. Support for Tape Drives
3. Enhanced Virtual Disk Wizard

For a complete list of supported operating systems and platforms, see the latest Dell Systems Software Support Matrix stored on the media.


Version 7.2, A01


Systems Management

Release date

27 Aug 2013

Last Updated

27 Aug 2013



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 4MB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.

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Other versions

7.1.0,A00 31 Mar 20147:22:30 PM
7.0.0,A00 28 Jun 20129:30:51 AM

Supported Operating Systems

VMware ESXi 5.0

Applies to

OpenManage Server Administrator vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) for ESXi 5.0

Installation instructions

1. Login to the system running VMware vSphere Client
2. Click the Download File link to download the zip file.
3. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive.

1. Bring the intended ESXi host into Maintenance Mode
2. For VUM based installs, Select the ESXi host. Click Update Manager, Admin view, Patch Repository, Import Patches and follow the online instructions to upload the patch successfully. The offline bundle is displayed.
3. For other install methods, unzip the offline bundle to extract the vib and
Use the vib to install Server Administrator software on the desired ESXi host
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