Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Managed Node , ESXi 5.0 , V7.4.0.2

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. Unable to download OMSA VIB using VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) 5.5 U2 or later versions. This limitation occurs if the OMSA 7.4 VIB is already available in the VUM repository, as the OMSA 7.4 and OMSA VIBs had the same Bulletin ID

2. For OMSA the Compliance status displays 'Not Applicable' for VUM versions before VUM 5.5.This status is displayed only if OMSA 7.4 is already installed on the ESXi server as both the VIBs had the same Bulletin ID.


Version, A01


Systems Management

Release date

03 Feb 2015

Last Updated

03 Feb 2015


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Applies to
OpenManage Server Administrator Managed Node Patch ESXi
Installation instructions
Note: Uninstall any existing version of OMSA before installing this version.

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 for installation . 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
This release resolves several issues found in previous OMSA releases. It replaces previously released OM release.
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.