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yendisl
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Test Connection Profiles

Hi, I've got an interesting issue and I was wondering if anyone has had the same issue. Basically I've got some ESX 4 hosts which I've added into the connection profile, when I test the credentials it fails for both iDrac and Host. I know the credentials are correct because other servers in the connection profile test okay. I can manually use a web browser enter the iDrac IP connect that way so I know the credentials work. I can also connect to my ESX 4 hosts using the root credentials. Version of plugin is 2.0.0.1262 HELP!! Anyone.
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RE: Test Connection Profiles

My first guess would be there is some problem with the OMSA agent.  For 11th generation and older Dell servers, when there is a problem with the OMSA agent, the iDRAC connection may also fail.  This is because on the11th generation and older Dell servers when testing the connection profile we first ask the OMSA agent to tell us what the iDRAC IP is.  I’ve had to reinstall the OMSA agent before, but for you it’s affecting more than one server.  That has me questioning the OMSA agent version being used.

What’s the hypervisor version (including upgrade) and OMSA version are you running on your different servers?  Even though there is OMSA 7.3 out there, I want to verify you are running the right OMSA agent for your hypervisor.

The OpenManage integration for VMware vSphere release notes say which OMSA version is supported for different hypervisors: ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_software/esuprt_virt_solutions/dell-mgmt-plugin-for-v...  --- Page 5, table 6.  says ESX 4.1 requires OMSA 6.5.   ESX 4.1 requires OMSA 7.0.

The release notes from OMSA 7.3 say it is supported on ESX versions 4.0U3 and 4.1U3, so it might work ok with the OpenManage integration for VMware vSphere, provided you are on that updated version of ESX. ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_software/esuprt_ent_sys_mgmt/esuprt_ent_sys_mgmt_opnm...

Hope this helps some.

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