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May 18th, 2009 11:00

Where can I download the Server Assistant CD Image for a PowerEdge 1550

And instructions on how to load CentOS V5.3 to it....it already has W2003 Server....would prefer to wipe everything and only have CentOS on it but that would means drivers, I assume .....so:

1)   Where can I download the Server Assistant CD Image for a PowerEdge 1550?

2) Where can I find instructions for wiping and doing a complete fresh install of only CentOS?

3) Where can I find the drivers, keys, installation numbers, etc. I will need for #2

 

8 Wizard

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May 18th, 2009 12:00

Open Manage 1.4 and DOSA 3.4 cd is the last version that supported the 1550.

DELL OpenManage Server Assistant 6.4 CD set would work.
This software supports Dell PowerEdge 300, 350, 1300, 1400, 1550, 2300, 2400, 2450, 2500, 2550,
4300, 4350, 4400, 6300, 6350, 6400, 6450, and 8450 Systems. P/N 0703DX  Rev. A02.

 

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator, 2000, 2003, v.1.4, A03
FileName: om34_win_managed_system_A03.exe [137 MB]
Release Date: 6/2/2003

Server Administrator Documentation:

The file is compatible with the following systems running the following operating systems:

Systems
PowerEdge 1300
PowerEdge 1400 / 1400SC
PowerEdge 1500SC
PowerEdge 1550
PowerEdge 1600SC
PowerEdge 1650
PowerEdge 1655MC
PowerEdge 1750
PowerEdge 2300
PowerEdge 2400
PowerEdge 2450
PowerEdge 2500 / 2500SC
PowerEdge 2550
PowerEdge 2600
PowerEdge 2650
PowerEdge 300 / 300SC
PowerEdge 350
PowerEdge 4300
PowerEdge 4350
PowerEdge 4400
PowerEdge 4600
PowerEdge 500SC
PowerEdge 600SC
PowerEdge 6300
PowerEdge 6350
PowerEdge 6400
PowerEdge 6450
PowerEdge 650
PowerEdge 6600
PowerEdge 6650
PowerEdge 8450
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003

1550 is Too old to use version 4.XX .

You can obtain many of the NEW SERVER  ISOs from http://ftp.dell.com/sysman although
you lose the advantage of having them classified by appropriateness for
a particular system that way.

In the file listing there:
* "DSA" in the name of an .ISO file indicates an older "Dell Server
Assistant" CD
* "ISM" in the name of an .ISO file means "Installation and Server
Management"
* "SDU" means "System Diagnostics and Utilities"

As mentioned before, the latest versions of the ISM won't support some
of the earlier servers so you may have to drop back to the 4.5 ISM for
some (or even earlier for really old servers).

Hope that helps.

 

 

12 Posts

May 18th, 2009 12:00

I appreciate the data you put up...however, the links are off:

Gets me to an Inspiron laptop support page

and

gets me to a generic "Page cannot be found and may no longer be avaiable page..."

I'd really like to get this right....could you tell me what I'm doing wrong?

884 Posts

May 20th, 2009 23:00

http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_ISM_A00.ISO

 

 

8 Wizard

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47K Posts

May 21st, 2009 08:00


They keep changing the way links work and arent updating the site accordingly.

884 Posts

May 22nd, 2009 05:00

SpeedStep if 4.5 was not supported why would Dell list the 1550 the link I posted as supported... Look at the list, more importantly the bold.

 

Systems
 

 1800
PowerEdge 1850
PowerEdge 1855
PowerEdge 6800
PowerEdge 6850
PowerEdge 800
PowerEdge 650
PowerEdge 2600
PowerEdge 2650
PowerEdge 6600
PowerEdge 6650
PowerEdge 4600
PowerEdge 700
PowerEdge 750
PowerEdge 830
PowerEdge 850
PowerEdge 2800
PowerEdge 2400
PowerEdge 1400SC
PowerEdge 1500SC
PowerEdge 1550
PowerEdge 2450
PowerEdge 2500
PowerEdge 2500SC
PowerEdge 2550
PowerEdge 2850
PowerEdge 350
PowerEdge 500SC
PowerEdge 6400
PowerEdge 6450
PowerEdge 1650
PowerEdge 1655MC
PowerEdge 1600SC
PowerEdge 1750
PowerEdge 4400
PowerEdge 8450

8 Wizard

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May 22nd, 2009 06:00

 

Im Getting errors now listing the compatability.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?fileid=142800

So I guess I was given the wrong information.

3.4 is the Green CD if You had that before.

 

8 Wizard

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47K Posts

May 22nd, 2009 06:00

Ok a bit of digging and I have made an error.

I edited the previous posting to remove that error.  Thankyou for clarifying that.

http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_DOC_A00.ISO
http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_ISM_A00.ISO
http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_OM_SUU_A00.iso
http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_SDU_A00.ISO
http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_SMC_A00.ISO
http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/4.5_SUU_A00.iso

Administrator 2.2 is supported on the "Installation and Server

Management" CD version 4.5

Server Administrator 2.2 is supported on the "Installation and Server
Management" CD version 4.5.

The following Dell PowerEdge systems are supported for
"Installation and Server Management" CD version 4.5: 350, 500SC,
600SC, 650, 700, 750, 800, 830, 850, 1400, 1400SC, 1500SC, 1550,
1600SC, 1650, 1655MC, 1750, 1800, 1850, 1855, 2400, 2450, 2500, 2550,
2600, 2650, 2800, 2850, 4400, 4600, 6400, 6450, 6600, 6650, 6800,
6850, and 8450.

The following Dell PowerVault(TM) systems are supported:
PV 745N, 770N, and 775N.

======================================================================
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS
======================================================================

* Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 Server family (32-bit extension)
  (includes Windows 2000 Server SP3 and greater, Windows 2000
  Advanced Server SP3 and greater, and Windows 2000 Small Business
  Server [SBS], and Windows 2000 SBS SP1)

* Microsoft Windows Server(TM) 2003 family (32-bit and 64-bit
  extensions) (includes SP1 with Web, Standard, and Enterprise and
  x64 editions) and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SBS

* Red Hat(R) Enterprise Linux (AS, WS and ES), (version 3 and 4)
  for Intel(R) x86 and Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)

* Novell(R) NetWare(R), version 6.5 (SP2 or later)

* VMWare 2.5.1 ESX service console

 

3 Posts

May 24th, 2009 00:00

For what it's worth, I've never had any issues installing Red Hat or variants without the Server Assistant CD. In fact I prefer to do it that way.

OMSA saves boatloads of time and hassle if you're doing a multi-server deployment or installing Windows, but if it's a single server install of CentOS only, it should work straight off the install DVD. In my experience all the hardware (excluding DRAC etc) is natively supported.

Just nuke all partitions except for the utility partition during install and you'll be fine.

You can install the drivers/utilities for any management stuff after installing the OS; CentOS exactly equals Red Hat Enterprise Linux, so treat it accordingly.. from memory you can just add an additional yum repository to your config and install the Dell packages that way, but I might be wrong.

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August 13th, 2012 08:00

I see it is a Old thread, but i will give it a try.

I have a Old 2850 Dell server, which i like to play with,  and i like to install Windows 2012 RC Server.

I have the Openmange Dell CD, but i can only choose 2000,2003 Server Linux and so on.

Because i have a Perc Raid Management, Windows 2012 does not see the Hard Drives, and i can not find the drivers on any CD.

It will not install Windows 2012.

Any Help ?

59 Posts

June 19th, 2013 13:00

Speedstep's answer is WRONG!!!!

Dell Server Assistant 2.4.1 will NOT work on a Poweredge 1550, neither will about 6 other versions of Server Assistant or System Build and Update Utility that I currently have.

In each and every single case it will report the system is unsupported.

Dell in their infinite wisdom does NOT care onme single bit about hardware, or the techs in the field that have to support their hardware, once it is out of warranty they want us selling new hardware.

How aboput a setup utility that wuill allow us to install on any poweredge we happen to have? OR how about actually answering the questions people ask?

The first post in this thread is looking for setup utility for a 1550, what was provided will NOT work on a 1550.

OK, I am happy to report that ISM 4.5 did in fact work and allow me to comfortably install Windows Server 2003 on a Poweredge 1550. It did warn that it only supported SP1, but that was fine in my case.

7 Technologist

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16.3K Posts

June 19th, 2013 14:00

"How aboput a setup utility that wuill allow us to install on any poweredge we happen to have?"

It's a nice thought, but the current installation utility, supporting systems 9G-12G, is over 3GB in size.  (Their update utility covering 10G-12G is already almost 5GB and requires a DL DVD.)  If you add ALL the systems to that that were not included in the latest versions, it would be over 6G.  1) that is too big for standard DVD, and you would be required to put it on a DL DVD, which may not be read on "early" DVD drives, and 2) considering that DVD drives did not ship with systems until 6G (not until 8G that they became mainstream), even standard DVD would not be an option on older machines having only CD drives.  Forget USB, as only 8G+ machines will boot to USB.  So, why not drop older systems from the newer utilities to save space?  After all, they can continue using the older utilites supporting those machines.  Also, the 1550 is 12 years old!  How long do you want Dell to keep up support for such an old machine?!  A $300 desktop computer would run circles around a 1550, regardless of workload.  

"how about actually answering the questions people ask?"

SpeedStep doesn't work for Dell, neither do I.  Now, there are some Dell support personnel in these forums to help answer questions, but prior to recently, it has always been a user-helping-user forum.  Even with Dell personnel here now, this is NOT an official avenue of support with Dell.  They are under no obligation to take on cases or answer questions.  As always, if you want to open a case with Dell, you need to CALL them.  (They will still take your call and support your system, even out of warranty.)

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