I recently purchased a Dell R610 server for use with ESXi. I used the Vmware ESXi 3.5 Update 4 Installable Edition with OM 6.0.3. from Dell which works fine on the R610.
But on may 21st ESXi 4.0 (vSphere) was released. Now i'm looking for a ESXi 4.0 Installable Edition with Open Manage from Dell.
Does anyone know where to find this version, or when it will be available for download?
I believe you might be interested in the OpenManage offline bundle for ESXi 4.0, patch 1.
Unlike your installation of 3.5,U4, The vSphere ESXi 4 requires a little intervention. You will find on the http://support.dell.com in "Drivers and Downloads" under the "Systems Management" section (when ESXi is chosen as the Operating System) that there is an Offline Bundle available for download. There are instructions on the download page. If you have difficulty locating it. Post a reply and I will help you get there.
the installation requires one bit of clarification. You will need to use "vihostupdate.pl" instead of "vihostupdate" as the command for uploading the VIB bundle.
PE2950 with ESX Embedded. I used the Dell CD with Dell customization mentioned above. Nagios is picking up the hardware status just fine.
With the above setup, 2950 + ESXe, how do I change the drive configuration on the internal Perc card? Does the toolset installed with the embeded version have a web interface? Or do I needto use the Open Manager Server Admin, or new Altiris toolset? I'm trying to avoid reboot and Perc BIOS.
OMSA 6.1 is not part of the ESX 4.0 Dell Customized install.
4) The last step you need to take is to either Restart Management Agents from the ESXi console on the ESXi server (No Reboot) or reboot the server.
OMSA on ESXi 4.0 does not include a Web interface. To manage the ESX4i server you will need to install OM Managed Node 6.1 on a Windows or Linux server and then connect from that interface to the ESX4i server.
I have followed these instructions and I get a login failed on the OMSA page. I'm assuming that I am to use the root login and password. I amusing OMSA 6.2 across the board.
Thanks in advance for your response.