Support for Dell EMC OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA)

Support for Dell EMC OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA)

OpenManage Server Administrator

OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) is an in-band software agent that provides a comprehensive, one-to-one systems management solution in two ways:

  • Integrated web browser-based graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Command line interface (CLI) through the operating system

OMSA is designed so that system administrators can manage server systems both locally and remotely on a network. It enables system administrators to focus on managing their entire network by providing comprehensive one-to-one systems management. In the context of Server Administrator, a system refers to a stand-alone system, a system with attached network storage units in a separate chassis, or a modular system consisting of one or more server modules in a modular enclosure. Server Administrator provides information about:

  • Systems that are operating properly and systems that have problems
  • Systems that require remote recovery operations

It also interfaces with OpenManage Essentials (OME) console, which allows for monitoring of the many systems in your data center from a single interface. The integrated Dell Remote Access Contoller (iDRAC) provides similar information and functionality in an out-of-band method as well as access regardless of the operating system state.

Download and Install

OpenManage Server Administrator is supported on most versions of Microsoft Windows, Linux and ESXi operating systems. Additionally, OMSA can be installed in different deployment scenarios to minimize the footprint on the managed system and remotely managed. Please review the OpenManage Installation Guide - Linux (includes ESXi) and OpenManage Installation Guide - Microsoft Windows in Documentation for futher information.

The specific version of OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) for your system varies based on the generation of the server, the model of your system and the installed operating system. To download the latest version of OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) for your system:

  • Navigate to and Browse all products to navidate to your model or enter your model's service tag.
  • Select Drivers & downloads
  • Select the Operating System for your system
  • Keyword Server Administrator
  • Download the latest revision provided for Dell EMC OpenManage Server Administrator Managed Node


To access the documentation, please select your OpenManage Server Administrator version. Then click on the "Documentation" tab. The OMSA User's Guide and additional documents will be displayed. Additional documents include Installation Guides, Command Line Interface (CLI) Guide, Release Notes, and more.


Get more assistance and discuss more at the OpenManage Server Administrator community forums

Article ID: SLN312492

Last Date Modified: 01/21/2020 10:09 AM

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