Difference: DellSoftware (r6 vs. r5)

* Server Assistant, this is tool that acts as a Wizard for various OS installs. Not useful to us.

  • Deployment Toolkit, provides tools for automating hardware provisioning. Runs from a boot-able (Linux) CD-ROM
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  • OMSA Provides web based access to management and monitoring functions on an installed system. Runs on the client.
  • Dell IT assistant. Central management application that runs on Windows computer. Connects through multiple modes (IPMI , ?) to the client systems

-- TomRockwell - 10 Dec 2007

OMSA

OMSA runs on a host and provides diagnostic commands.

Scripting OMSA start

OMSA likes to hang the terminal when it starts. This makes scripting a start/restart for many hosts to be a tremendous pain. Here is a line that works for avoiding this issue:

/opt/dell/srvadmin/sbin/srvadmin-services.sh start > /tmp/omsa_start.log 2>&1 < /dev/null

-- JamesKoll - 10 Feb 2014

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