OpenManage Server Administrator OMSA

OpenManage Server Administrator OMSA


Dell EMC OpenManage


OpenManage is a set of systems management applications built using industry standard protocols and specifications. OpenManage is not a product within itself, but rather a brand name for the suite of products in the portfolio. Server Administrator (OMSA) is part of OpenManage family.

You can refer various Enterprise Systems Management manuals to learn more about the Dell products.

OpenManage Server Admininstrator


OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) is a software agent that provides a comprehensive, one-to-one systems management solution in two ways: from an integrated, Web browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) and from a 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 also interfaces with OpenManage Essentials (OME) and OpenManage Enterprise (OMEnt) console, which allows for monitoring of the systems in your data center from a single interface.

Details for Server Administrator v9.1


Release date - 12 December 2017

The links to the download can be found at: OMSA v9.1 Download.

For more details on the Dell EMC OpenManage Server Administrator release lifecycle, click here.

Installation:
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  • Support for the following operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
    • VMware ESXi 6.5
    • VMware ESXi 6.0 U3
    • Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) from PowerEdge 14G servers onwards
NOTE: Citrix XenServer Operating System support has been dropped for both Server Administrator and Storage Management.

Compatible Systems
PowerEdge XR2 PowerEdge C4130 PowerEdge C4140 PowerEdge C6320
PowerEdge C6320p PowerEdge C6400 PowerEdge C6420 PowerEdge FC430
PowerEdge FC630 PowerEdge FC640 PowerEdge FC830 PowerEdge FM120x4
(for PE FX2/FX2s)
PowerEdge M420 PowerEdge M520
(for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M610 PowerEdge M610x
PowerEdge M620 PowerEdge M620
(for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M630 PowerEdge M630
(for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M640 PowerEdge M640
(for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M710 PowerEdge M710HD
PowerEdge M820 PowerEdge M820
(for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M830 PowerEdge M830
(for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M910 PowerEdge M915 PowerEdge R210 PowerEdge R210 II
PowerEdge R220 PowerEdge R230 PowerEdge R310 PowerEdge R320
PowerEdge R330 PowerEdge R410 PowerEdge R415 PowerEdge R420
PowerEdge R430 PowerEdge R440 PowerEdge R510 PowerEdge R515
PowerEdge R520 PowerEdge R530 PowerEdge R530xd PowerEdge R540
PowerEdge R610 PowerEdge R620 PowerEdge R630 PowerEdge R640
PowerEdge R6415 PowerEdge R6415 PowerEdge R710 PowerEdge R715
PowerEdge R720 PowerEdge R720xd PowerEdge R730 PowerEdge R730xd
PowerEdge R740 PowerEdge R740xd PowerEdge R7415 PowerEdge R7415
PowerEdge R7425 PowerEdge R7425 PowerEdge R810 PowerEdge R815
PowerEdge R820 PowerEdge R830 PowerEdge R910 PowerEdge R920
PowerEdge R930 PowerEdge R940 PowerEdge T110 PowerEdge T110 II
PowerEdge T130 PowerEdge T310 PowerEdge T320 PowerEdge T330
PowerEdge T410 PowerEdge T420 PowerEdge T430 PowerEdge T440
PowerEdge T610 PowerEdge T620 PowerEdge T630 PowerEdge T640
PowerEdge T710 Precision Rack 7910

Table 1:Details for Server Administrator v9.1

Enhancements:
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  • Support for the following web browsers:
    • Google Chrome version 57
    • Google Chrome version 58
    • Mozilla Firefox version 52
    • Mozilla Firefox version 53
    • Internet Explorer 11
    • Internet Explorer 10
    • Safari version 10.x
  • Support for the following features:
    • Support for Java Runtime Environment 8 Update 131.
    • Upgraded Tomcat version to 8.5.15.
    • Minimum supported TLS version is TLSv1.1.
    • Encryption Ciphers list has been updated as per OWASP Apache Tomcat Security Standards.
    • Supports NVDIMM (Non Volatile DIMM) monitoring in PowerEdge 14G servers.
    • Supports System Configuration Lockdown Mode in PowerEdge 14G servers.
    • Supports Full Power Cycle capability under BIOS settings which enables DC Power cycle followed by AC Power cycle of the auxiliary components (includes iDRAC, CPLD, etc.).
    • Server Administrator Shared Service which is used to invoke the Inventory Collector would be disabled by default during installation of Server Administrator. In order to invoke Inventory Collector explicitly customer should enable it through Server Administrator command line interface.
    • Server Administrator ESXi VIB leverages the ESXi OS Live installation capability so that a host OS reboot will not be required post installation or removal of the VIB.
  • Added Support for the following Network cards:
    • Emulex LightPulse LPe31000-M6-D 1-Port 16Gb Full Height Fibre Channel Adapter
    • Emulex LightPulse LPe31000-M6-D 1-Port 16Gb Low Profile Fibre Channel Adapter
    • Emulex LightPulse LPe31002-M6-D 2-Port 16Gb Full Height Fibre Channel Adapter
    • Emulex LightPulse LPe31002-M6-D 2-Port 16Gb Low Profile Fibre Channel Adapter
    • Mellanox ConnectX-4 Dual Port EDR VPI QSFP28 Low Profile Adapter
    • Mellanox ConnectX-4 Dual Port EDR VPI QSFP28 Full Height Network Adapter
    • Mellanox ConnectX-4 Single Port EDR VPI QSFP28 Low Profile Adapter
    • Mellanox ConnectX-4 Single Port EDR VPI QSFP28 Full Height Network Adapter
    • Harbor Channel - Intel(R) Ethernet 25G 2P XXV710 Adapter (25GBE PCIe Adapter)
    • QLogic Duluth - FH - 10Gb Dual Port BT Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41162HFRJ-DL-BK (without optics)
    • QLogic Duluth - LP - 10Gb Dual Port BT Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41162HLRJ-DL-BK (without optics)
    • QLogic Dunkirk - 10- FH - 10Gb Dual Port SFP Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41112HFCU-DL-BK (without optics)
    • QLogic Dunkirk - 10- LP - 10Gb Dual Port SFP Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41112HLCU-DL-BK (without optics)
    • QLogic Dunkirk - FH - 10/25Gb Dual Port SFP28 Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41262HFCU-DL-BK (without optics)
    • QLogic Dunkirk - LP - 10/25Gb Dual Port SFP28 Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41262HLCU-DL-BK (without optics)
    • QLogic Dundee - FH - 10Gb Quad Port BT Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41164HFRJ-DL (without optics)
    • QLogic Dundee - LP - 10Gb Quad Port BT Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41164HLRJ-DL (without optics)
    • QLogic Delray - FH - 10Gb Quad Port SFP Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41164HFCU-DL (without optics)
    • QLogic Delray - LP - 10Gb Quad Port SFP Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41164HLCU-DL (without optics)
    • QLogic Dardanelle - rNDC - 10/25Gb Dual Port SFP28 Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41262HMCU-DL (without optics)
    • QLogic Darwin - rNDC - 10Gb Dual Port BT Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41164HMRJ-DL (without optics)
    • QLogic Dresden - rNDC - 10Gb Dual Port SFP Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41164HMCU-DL (without optics)
    • QLogic Dartmouth - rNDC - 1Gb & 10Gb 2+2 Port BT Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41264HMCU-DL-BK (without optics)
    • QLogic Dunedin - rNDC - 1Gb & 10Gb 2+2 Port SFP Arrowhead based Converged Network Adapter QL41264HMCURJ-DL-BK (without optics)

Storage Management:
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  • Added new functionalities in Storage Management:
    • Support for "Prepare To Remove" operation for PCIe SSD devices through PERC S140 controller.
    • Support for setting the critical threshold and warning threshold for available spare and alert generation.
    • Support for the following Intel Cliffdale devices are added: P4500, and P4600
    • Support for CAPONE V2 (BOSS) device.
    • Support for Ubuntu 16.04.3 operating system.

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Documentation

Note: See the OpenManage Software page, for documents related to OpenManage Systems Management Overview Guide, Software Support Matrix, Software Compatibility Matrix, Port Information Guide, Messages Reference Guide, and so on.

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Version 9.1Documentation


Refer all the below documents from the Server Administrator v9.1 Manuals page.

  • Dell EMC Server Administrator Storage Management 9.1 Users Guide PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC OpenManage Server Administrator Version 9.1 User's Guide PDF HTML

Additional documents
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  • Dell EMC OpenManage Command Line Interface Guide Version 9.1 PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC OpenManage SNMP Reference Guide Version 9.1 PDF HTML
  • SNMP Reference Guide for iDRAC and Chassis Management Controller PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC Systems Management Tools And Documentation Installation Guide Version 9.1 PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC OpenManage Installation Guide Microsoft Windows Version 9.1 PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC OpenManage Version Port Information Guide Version 9.1 PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC OpenManage CIM Reference Guide Version 9.1 PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC OpenManage Release Notes Version 9.1 PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC Systems Management Tools And Documentation Management Consoles Installation Release Notes Version 9.1 PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC Systems Management Tools And Documentation Supported Systems Release Notes Version 9.1 PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC OpenManage Installation and Management Release Notes Version 9.1 PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC OpenManage Software Compatibility Matrix Version 9.1 PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC OpenManage Message Reference Guide Version 9.1 PDF HTML
  • Dell EMC OpenManage Software Support Matrix Version 9.1 PDF HTML

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Downloads

OMSA v9.1 Downloads


OMSA v9.1 can be downloaded from the following links.
Please refer Server Administrator Installation Guide and Support Matrix to install these packages on the supported operating system.

Windows OMSA:
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Windows miscellaneous:

Linux OMSA:
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Linux miscellaneous:

ESXi OMSA VIB:
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To use the ESXi VIB with VMWare vSphere application, you can utilize the packages from Dell VMWare depot.

Miscellaneous:
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Previous Server Administrator Documentation


Details for Server Administrator v8.5


Release date - 21 March 2017
The links to the download can be found at: OMSA v8.5 Download

Installation:
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  • Added support for the following operating systems:
    • VMware ESXi 6.5
    • VMware ESXi 6.0 U3
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
NOTE: Citrix XenServer Operating System support has been dropped for both Server Administrator and Storage Management.
Compatible Systems
PowerEdge C4130 PowerEdge C6320 PowerEdge FC430 Poweredge FC630
Poweredge FC830 PowerEdge FM120x4
(for PE FX2/FX2s)
PowerEdge M420 PowerEdge M520
PowerEdge M520
(for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M600 PowerEdge M605 PowerEdge M610
PowerEdge M610x PowerEdge M620 PowerEdge M620
(for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M630
PowerEdge M630
(for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M710 PowerEdge M710HD PowerEdge M805
PowerEdge M820 PowerEdge M820
(for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M830 PowerEdge M830
(for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M905 PowerEdge M910 PowerEdge M915 PowerEdge R200
PowerEdge R210 PowerEdge R210 II PowerEdge R220 PowerEdge R230
PowerEdge R300 PowerEdge R310 PowerEdge R320 PowerEdge R330
PowerEdge R410 PowerEdge R415 PowerEdge R420 PowerEdge R430
PowerEdge R510 PowerEdge R515 PowerEdge R520 PowerEdge R530
PowerEdge R530xd PowerEdge R610 PowerEdge R620 PowerEdge R630
PowerEdge R710 PowerEdge R715 PowerEdge R720 PowerEdge R720xd
PowerEdge R730 PowerEdge R730xd PowerEdge R805 PowerEdge R810
PowerEdge R815 PowerEdge R820 PowerEdge R830 PowerEdge R900
PowerEdge R905 PowerEdge R910 PowerEdge R920 PowerEdge R930
PowerEdge T110 PowerEdge T110 II PowerEdge T130 PowerEdge T300
PowerEdge T310 PowerEdge T320 PowerEdge T330 PowerEdge T410
PowerEdge T420 PowerEdge T430 PowerEdge T605 PowerEdge T610
PowerEdge T620 PowerEdge T630 PowerEdge T710

Table 2: Details for Server Administrator v8.5

Enhancements
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  • Support for the following web browsers:
    • Internet Explorer - 9, 10, 11
    • Microsoft Edge 25
    • Google Chrome - 54
    • Safari - 9.x
    • Mozilla Firefox - 50, 51
  • Support for Java Runtime Environment 8 Update 112.
  • SD card support for 32 GB and 64 GB.

ell OpenManage Server Administrator Version 8.5 Documentation


Refer all the below documents from the Server Administrator v8.5 Manuals page.

  • Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Version 8.5 Command Line Interface Guide PDF HTML
  • Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Version 8.5 User's Guide PDF HTML
  • Server Administrator Storage Management 8.5 Users Guide PDF HTML
  • Systems Management Tools And Documentation Version 8.5 Installation Guide PDF HTML
  • Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Version 8.5 User's Guide PDF

Additional documents
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  • Dell OpenManage Systems Management Overview Guide Version 11.0 PDF
  • Dell OpenManage Systems Management Overview Guide Version 11.0 PDF HTML
  • Server Administrator Version 8.5 Installation Guide Linux PDF HTML
  • Server Administrator Version 8.5 Installation Guide Microsoft Windows PDF HTML
  • Dell OpenManage Version 8.5 Port Information Guide PDF HTML
  • Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Version 8.5 CIM Reference Guide PDF HTML
  • Server Administrator 8.5 Release Notes PDF HTML
  • Dell OpenManage SNMP Reference Guide Version 8.5 PDF HTML
  • SNMP Reference Guide for iDRAC and Chassis Management Controller PDF HTML
  • Dell OpenManage Version 8.5 Port Information Guide PDF
  • Dell OpenManage Systems Management Software Compatibility Matrix Version 8.5 PDF HTML
  • Server Administrator Version 8.5 Messages Reference Guide PDF HTML
  • Setting Up Your Dell PowerEdge Server Using Dell Lifecycle Controller PDF
  • Dell Systems Management - OpenManage Software Support Matrix Version 8.5 PDF HTML


OMSA v8.5 Downloads


OMSA v8.5 can be downloaded from the following links.
Please refer Server Administrator Installation Guide and Support Matrix to install these packages on the supported operating system.

Windows OMSA:
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Windows miscellaneous:

Linux OMSA:
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Linux miscellaneous:

ESXi OMSA VIB:
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To use the ESXi VIB with VMWare vSphere application, you can utilize the packages from Dell VMWare depot.

Miscellaneous:
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Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Resources

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Whitepapers




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Last Date Modified: 09/05/2018 05:00 PM


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