I have over 100 VMs running on Dell 6850 servers.... recently we upgraded from 3.5 to 3.5i.... I went to install the OpenManage client onto an VM which existed prior to the upgrade and the OpenManage prerequisites check said that it was not a supported server and would not proceed. I have tried this now on mutiple machine with the same result.
What is the correct version on the OM client that can be installed on a win2003 sp2 VM in a 3.5i environment please?
The embedded version of ESX - 3.5i - does not support the installation of OpenManage Server Administrator (the OpenManage client). Virtual Center provides some monitoring capability of supported Dell servers when they are running ESX 3.5i. Here is a list of Dell servers supported for ESX 3.5 and 3.5i (currently only the R805 is supported for ESX 3.5i) http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/solutions/vmware_software_compatibility_matrix.pdf
On ESX classic (not embedded) the Linux version of OpenManage Server administrator is installed on the ESX service console. There is no need to install OpenManage Server Administrator in a VM becuase OMSA is used to monitor / manage the hardware.
Ooops.... I made a mistake sorry.... I just confirmed with the ESX guys that we use 3.5 with Update 1, not 3.5i... the recent work was related to re-installing ESX 3.5 with Update 1 on all our 6850 servers.
The main reason i have the client installed on the VMs is due to the easy diskspace monitoring/alerts... I also have the client installed on all the ESX 6850s to monitor hardware and privde alters for VM heatbeat loss, moves etc etc...
Is 3.5 with update 1 a support platform to OM 5.4?
I did some research and unfortunately could not find anything related to this
OM agents was never supported on VMs and I am really surprised that it worked for you before. Anyway, this is a good feedback and I will if we can incorporate storage space monitoring in the future releases.