Dell OpenManageServer Administrator vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) for ESXi 5.1,v8.3

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

The following problems are reported in earlier releases of Server Administrator and have been corrected in this release:
- Connection service crash in Windows OS after enabling/disabling session timeout in OMSA.
- PCIeSSD Drives are showing up in the OMSA slots view instead of the Brdige Card.
- NIC and TEAMED NIC association corrected.
- Add attacheement failure fixed on Safari 8.0
- Mellanox card doesnt display all the interface names (ports) in OMSA after we reboot server.
- Omacs crash if new network interfaces appear.
- Broadcom NXII duplicate nic info is showing in OMSA gui after flashing the driver.
- Command log message is not generated for SSL Protocol setting in GUI.
- OMSA reporting Degraded for Unknown Reason status under Hardware Performance.
- OMSA spawning kipmi0 thread even on 12G/13G where IPMI should use interrupts.
- NVMe:Slot occupancy report was displaying single backplane ID and backplane name in GUI and CLI.
- Concatenated option is observed in RAID LEVEL during VD creation in stpe of OMSS.
- OMSS GUI Display improper PD list for successfull RAID to NON RAID conversion on ESXi 5.5.
- After enclosure hot plug fromSAS12Gbps HBA-OMSA showing Enclosure presence.
- OMSA GUI shows BACKPLANE info for T130 server; but T130 is a CABLED HDD config.
- Unassign GHS shows up for PCIe SSD NVMe Disks.
- NVMe PCIeSSD drivers are not sensing in OMSS on RHEL 7.2
- RAID Level Migration from RAID1 to RAID10 without adding any Physical Disks in OMSS GUI with PERC9.2 FW

The release highlights of Server Administrator are:

1. Support for following server:
- PowerEdge Server R830

2. Support for the following Operating Systems:
- Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1.
- Red hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
NOTE: Citrix XenServer Operating System support has been dropped for Server Administrator and Storage Management.

3. Support for following Web Browser:
- Google Chrome Version 45
- Mozilla Firefox Version 40

4.Support for following features:
- GP-GPU card enablement on C4130
- SNMP Test Trap Button feature on all Linux Operating System.
- Notifying presence of iDRAC on Dell Servers.

5. Added new functionalities inStorage Management:
- Support for 2.5-inch 4KB SATA drivers on PERC 9 family of hardware controllers.
- Support for rear SATA on PowerEdge R730XD connected to software RAID S130 controller.
- Support for PMC SAS Expander on PowerEdge R730.
- Support for Samsung PM1725 NVMe device.
- Support for flexible backplane zoning functionality on backplanes with 24 slots - PowerEdge R630 and PowerEdge R730XD.
- Support for setting Disk Cache Policy at Physical Disk and Virtual Disk level on software RAID S130 controller.
- Support for setting Non-RAID disk cache policy on PERC9 controllers.
- Support for HBA H330 Adapter/Mini Controller.

NOTE: For then list of supported Operating Systems and Dell Servers, see the Dell Systems Software Support Matrix in the required version on OpenManage Software at

NOTE: For more information about the features introduced in this release, see the Server Administrator contect-sensitve online help.


Version 8.3, A00


Systems Management

Release date

29 Mar 2016

Last Updated

03 Jan 2017


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 7 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Other versions
8.4,A00 10 Oct 20166:33:16 AM
8.2,A00 15 Sep 20157:09:01 AM
8.1,A00 07 Apr 20151:42:22 PM
8.0.1,A00 10 Sep 201411:02:13 AM
Applies to
OpenManageServer Administrator vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) for ESXi 5.1
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. Unzip the offline bundle to extract the vib and Use the vib to install Server Administrator software on the desired ESXi host
# esxcli software vib install --vibname
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.