[BETA] OMSA 5.4 in the Dell hardware repository

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Dell OpenManage Server Assistant (OMSA) 5.4 was publicly released last week. We now have OMSA 5.4 available for testing in the Dell hardware repository at http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware.
OMSA 5.4 is not yet the default install, you will need to follow the steps below in order to install or upgrade to it (This is in addition to the regular repository setup). If we have a few success reports, we will change this to be the default repository after a week.

What is in the Dell hardware repository:

  • Dell OpenManage Server Assistant 5.4
  • Linux drivers and updates for Dell platforms, such as PERC adapters, network controllers, and other hardware bits.
  • Utilities such as Dell-updated "ipmitool", Rac administration utilities, and others.

To install OMSA 5.4, bootstrap the repository as normal (see http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Repository/hardware), then change the config as follows:


In both /etc/yum.repos.d/dell-hw-indep-repository.repo and /etc/yum.repos.d/dell-hw-specific-repository.repo, find the string "repo_config=$repo_config", and change it to read, "repo_config=OMSA_5.4".


same as yum, except you need to change the string in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources in two places, rather than in the yum repository files.


No idea. Anybody who knows how to do this should let me know. 🙂 See above for the general outline.

Note that the repository is still community-support only. If you have problems with the repository, please email linux-poweredge@dell.com, do not post problem reports to the blog, thanks. 🙂

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