Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Open Manage on Debian

Ok so i'm trying to get Open Manage to run on my Dell Ubuntu box... It is based on Debian so I'm working that angle... Dell only gives Open Mange for Red Hat so I had to do a little research... It turns out you can convert Red Hat installs to Debian but there are other problems like file structure that you come across... I found a couple of websites that helped and finally found someone that had done the proper changes to the files and made .deb files (Debian install files)...

The link is: http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/domsch/openmanage-contrib/debian/?fl=d

Now I'm trying to get the package to install.. You have to have the source code for the kernel to start so thats what I'm doing now... Just apt-get install linux-source-#.#.## (Your version number here)...

On to it then...

Ok all that stuff didn't work and was harder then it needed to be...
Check out this site:


That will get you started but the final easy thing is to edit your apt source list and add

deb ftp://ftp.sara.nl/pub/sara-omsa dell sara

and then apt-get install dellomsa

It will install everything for you...

Check out this link for some more info (You really have to skim a bunch of stuff but it's in there... Look for OMSA and Debian together)


I still don't know much about the things it installs but it does work so far...

OMREPORT is one command so far...

Oh and to get snmp working with this (which is why I was working on this in the first place) Add this line to /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf

smuxpeer .

If your having problems with SNMP not working make sure that dsm_sa_snmp32d is turned on... (Thanks Cesar Avalos)

To get it to load automatically type this:
/opt/dell/srvadmin/dataeng/bin/dataeng enablesnmp

And also make sure that your SNMP community strings are setup correctly...

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