Deploying Dell OpenManage Server Administrator on VMware ESXi Using Dell Online Depot and VMware Update Manager

Deploying Dell OpenManage Server Administrator on VMware ESXi Using Dell Online Depot and VMware Update Manager


This wiki talks about step-by-step instructions to deploy Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) on VMware ESXi using Dell Online Depot and VMware Update Manager(VUM).

OMSA is a software agent that provides a comprehensive, one-to-one systems management solution. OMSA is designed for system administrators to manage server systems remotely on a network.

A software depot in VMware ESXi context is used to package and distribute VIBs (vSphere Installation Bundles). There are two types of depots – online and offline. An online software depot is accessed remotely using HTTP. An offline software depot is downloaded and accessed locally. Dell hosts an Online depot for the end users to make it easier to deploy OMSA on VMware ESXi. We maintain the latest revision of OMSA images specific for VMware ESXi hypervisor at this depot. The depot contains multiple revisions of OMSA bits compatible for VMware ESXi 4.x and 5.x branches. This can be utilized by VMware Update Manager for installing OMSA software on VMware ESXi hosts.

The instructions provided in this document is same for both VMware ESXi 4.x and 5.x versions.


Article ID: SLN310050

Last Date Modified: 08/16/2018 07:47 AM


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