Dell OpenManageServer Administrator vSphere Installation Bundle for ESXi 5.5

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) 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. Server Administrator is
designed for system administrators to manage systems locally and remotely
on a network. It allows system administrators to focus on managing their
entire network by providing comprehensive one-to-one systems management.
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File Format: Extracts files directly to local disk
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File Size: 6.34 MB
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This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Fixes & Enhancements

1. OMSA on systems running ESXi operating system stops responding to a remote OMSA Distributed Web Service connection from systems running Windows or Linux operating system.
2. OMSA cannot be detected for inventory by OpenManage Essentials or Dell VMWare Management Plug-in appliance.
3. The semaphores are depleted errors in the ESXi system log.

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New Features:
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Version, A00

Release date

23 Oct 2013

Download Type



Systems Management


Dell Technologies recommends reviewing this update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations or provides new features that may or may not apply to your environment.

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Note: This OMSA patch for ESXi does not contain the fix for allowing special password characters. Download the OMSA patch for Windows or Linux and apply it to the remote station running OMSA Distributed Web Services (DWS) that remotely connects to OMSA running on the ESXi station.
8.3, A0029 Mar 2016
8.2, A0015 Sep 2015
8.1, A0007 Apr 2015
7.4, A0011 Mar 2014
OpenManageServer Administrator vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) for ESXi 5.5
1. Click the Download File link to download the zip file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive.

1. Login to the system running VMware Vsphere Client or vCenter-Server
2. Bring the intended ESXi host into Maintenance Mode
3. For VUM based installs, Select the ESXi host. Click Update Manager, Admin view, Patch Repository, Import Patches and follow the online instructions to upload the patch successfully. The offline bundle is displayed.
4. For other install methods, unzip the offline bundle to extract the vib and Use the vib to install Server Administrator software on the desired ESXi host

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