Linux Hardware Monitoring

Linux Hardware Monitoring

Dell OpenManage

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) is the suite of tools provided by Dell for managing an individual server. See the official OpenManage site for product information.
Obtaining OMSA
OMSA is included with the purchase of every new PowerEdge server. It comes on a CD included in the server's cardboard box.
Each new version of OMSA may be also downloaded from Search for Files by Description: "OpenManage Server Administrator linux"
The Dell Hardware YUM Repository also carries OMSA to ease installation.
OMSA 5.0 and above
  • Starting with OMSA 5.0, all necessary kernel components are now fully open source, GPL licensed, and included in 2.6.x. This includes the OpenIPMI drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi* drivers, drivers/firmware/dell_rbu Remote BIOS Update driver, and drivers/firmware/dcdbas Dell Base Systems Management driver. This should make it much easier to install and run OMSA on a variety of Linux distributions (userspace library incompatibilities, if any, notwithstanding).
  • For details on older OMSA releases, see the OMSA Historical page.

Dell Certified Management Addons

Dell, in partnership with Platform Computing and the High Performance Computing Community, is pleased to provide the Dell OpenManage Nagios Plug-in.
The Dell OpenManage Nagios Plug-in developed by Platform Computing is tested and certified through the Dell ISV Partner Program for all Dell PowerEdge 8-11G servers using OMSA Managed Node with SNMP for Server Health Status and Server Attached Storage Health Status. It not only reports the health roll-up and global health roll-up, but the actual value measurements of applicable devices.
The Dell ISV Partner Program is designed to create partnerships between Dell and Independent Software Vendors that can result in strategic, technical and marketing advantages, enhanced sales of your products and better user experiences for our shared customers. For more information on Dell's ISV Partner Program, certification opportunities and benefits please visit our program's website.


Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a standards-based method of obtaining information such as fan speeds, temperatures, voltages, System Event Log entries, and the like. Dell x6xx and newer systems implement IPMI controllers, either as Baseboard Management Controllers (BMCs), or on add-in Dell Remote Assistant Controller (DRAC) cards.
Dell engineers are active contributors to several Open Source IPMI projects, as well as participate in the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) standards organization.

Article ID: SLN310323

Last Date Modified: 08/16/2018 06:22 AM

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