Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) provides a comprehensive, one-to-one systems management solution through either an integrated Web browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) or a command line interface (CLI). Server Administrator is designed for system administrators to manage systems locally and remotely on a network. It allows system administrators to manage their entire network by providing a comprehensive one-to-one systems management.
In the context of Server Administrator, a system refers to a stand-alone system, a system with attached network storage units in a separate chassis, or a Blade system consisting of one or more server modules in a modular enclosure.
Server Administrator provides easy-to-use management and administration of local and remote systems through a comprehensive set of integrated management services. Server Administrator is the sole installation on the system being managed and is accessible both locally and remotely from the Server Administrator home page. Server Administrator enables you to access remotely monitored systems by dial-in, LAN, or wireless connections.
The configuration features enable Server Administrator to perform essential tasks described in detail in the following sections. This CLI guide documents all the commands that apply to Server Administrator and Storage Management.
The reporting and viewing features enable retrieval of the overall health status for systems on the network. You can view information about voltage, temperature, fan's revolutions per minute (RPM), memory functioning, and many other critical details at the component level. You can also see a detailed account of the cost of ownership (COO) about the system, retrieve version information about the BIOS, firmware, operating system, and all installed software.