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Access to Dell OpenManage Enterprise Operating System

Hi Dell Community,

My company is deploying Dell OpenManager Enterprise 3.8.3 appliance. For every new server/appliance, we have a standard suite of software that either need to be installed or remotely access the OS via local service accounts.

I would greatly appreciate any help with the following questions. Thank you in advance

1) What is the OS used in Dell OME 3.8.3 appliance; is it CentOS 8?

2) Does Dell allow 3rd party software agents to be installed on OME operating system? If yes, where can I find documentation on the host-based security controls (e.g. SELinux, firewalls) that need to be updated?

3) Does Dell allow local service accounts to be created on OME operating system, for remote login/access by external systems?

Thank you

PS: I am aware of the thread below however there are differences in the questions and software baselines: 

https://www.dell.com/community/Dell-OpenManage-Enterprise/Dell-OpenManage-Enterprise-Access-to-Opera...

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I can only answer the first question

The OS for the latest version I'm running is
OME 3.9.0.55  -  OS: CentOS Linux7 (3.10.0-1160259.1.el7.x86_64)

The other questions are answered in the threat you mentioned.
This hasn't changed with the new version I guess.
Because there is no console access or SSH access to the OS, it will be very unlikely that you can install somethin inside the appliance. This is also the security protection of OME against attacks I think.

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I can only answer the first question

The OS for the latest version I'm running is
OME 3.9.0.55  -  OS: CentOS Linux7 (3.10.0-1160259.1.el7.x86_64)

The other questions are answered in the threat you mentioned.
This hasn't changed with the new version I guess.
Because there is no console access or SSH access to the OS, it will be very unlikely that you can install somethin inside the appliance. This is also the security protection of OME against attacks I think.

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Many thanks for your reply. We had hoped inbound SSH to OME in "ome-p-383-security-config-guide-en-us.pdf" would offer us unrestricted access for some use-cases, maybe even allow us to install third party software agents inside OME

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In case it helps someone in the future: Dell informed us that customers do not have root access to OME OS. 

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