Driver Details

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.

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.

- Not Applicable

New Features:
- Not Applicable


Version, A00


Systems Management

Release date

23 Oct 2013

Last Updated

24 Oct 2013


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 6 MB
Format Description: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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Applies to
OpenManageServer Administrator vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) for ESXi 5.5
Installation instructions
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
Important Information
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.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.