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OpenManage support for VMware ESXi 5.x


This page outlines OPENMANAGE SUPPORT FOR VMWARE ESXi 5.x / vSphere v5.x

(Updated July 1st, 2013)

As of late March 2012, Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation servers were supported by the Dell OMSA VIB for VMware vCenter ESXi 5.x.

The current version can be downloaded here:

Dell OMSA 7.3 Virtual Install Bundle for VMware vCenter ESXi 5.x

For instructions on how to install OpenManage Server Administrator on VMware ESXi, refer to the "Installing Managed System Software on Supported Linux and VMware ESX" section of the OpenManage Server Administrator Installation Guide

For full documentation and support information about OpenManage and ESXi 5, visit the OpenManage Server Administrator Documentation page.

Monitoring Consoles


The OpenManage Essentials console allows you to monitor your ESXi 5.x systems in a one to many fashion. For more information about OME, visit www.delltechcenter.com/OME.

If you are interested in using the VMware vSphere console for managing your physical and virtual servers, consult the Dell TechCenter page outlining the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter.


Legacy Info:

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator agent officially supported vSphere v5.0 / ESXi 5 as of December 2011, starting with OMSA 6.5 A02.

Dell uses VMware's VIB mechanism to load the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) monitoring agent into ESXi. To complete the install, you will need to download the OpenManage 6.5 A02 OMSA vCenter Install Bundle (VIB).

Prior to December 2011, OMSA 6.5 A01 only partially supported ESX5i with caveats. Historical information is avalable in this document that outlined limited Dell OpenManage 6.5 A01 support of ESXi 5 . The content is provided "as is" and without express or implied warranties of any kind.


Article ID: SLN311259

Last Date Modified: 08/14/2018 10:06 AM


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