As soon as OMSA starts the DRAC stops responding.
This a dell 2950 rev II, with Windows 2008 R2 SP1
Firmware BMC 2.5, Drac 1.65
BIOS is 2.7
I have downgraded from OMSA 7.4, to 7.3, 7.1 and finally 6.5. Tried racadm racreset racadm racresetcfg, nothing seems to work. As soon as the OMSA services start, the DRAC stops working. Rebooting causes DRAC to come alive until OMSA services start again in the OS
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What stops responding? Are you unable to access the web server of the DRAC, does it stop responding to RACADM commands, or both?
Uninstall OMSA and see if it works. Please be more specific as to what is not working.
The web server of the DRAC stops working, and yes removing OMSA cause the DRAC to function again (following a warm or cold reboot of the server).
OMSA should not have the ability to do what you are describing. What you are describing is usually an IP address conflict.
What mode is the iDRAC set to?
What is the iDRAC IP address?
What are all of the IP address on the server?
It shouldn't, but it does. I have two 2950's with DRAC 5's that do this. They are both using shared, not dedicated.
The address of the drac is 172.20.2.206, the server is 172.20.2.11. When OMSA is uninstalled the DRAC works fine. It's definitely not an IP address conflict, as it is only when the service for OMSA start that the drac stops working.
I would suggest that you check any kind of security that you may be running like a firewall on the server, and anything you may be running on the network.
How are you accessing the DRAC web server? Are you accessing it from the local server or from a different system? Has it ever worked?
With OMSA installed tell me what happens when you go to this site on the local system:
and this address on a different system:
Most switches will not allow the DRAC web server to be accessed from the local server when running in shared mode so make sure you try from a different system on the LAN and not the server itself.
Hi. Exactly the same problem! Running currently lasted OMSA on CentOS 7, iDRAC6 installed.
Installation performed with "yum install srvadmin-all"
Once OMSA is present and running, the iDRAC web interface stops working (falls off with connection timeout). There is nothing wrong with IP, firewall or firmware (it's updated) etc. It is configured on shared NIC. iDRAC web + OMSA web are DON'T operate simultaneously.
Multiple complains in a new topic en.community.dell.com/.../19674291
I'm rising this one just to point that Dell support haven't fixed since OMSA 7.x!
This is incredibly frustrating, including the fact that nobody took care since this topic has been created here from 2014.