Install Dell Open Manage within the OS - x360Recover

Written By Tami Sutcliffe (Super Administrator)

Updated at July 15th, 2021

For partners that are bringing their own hardware to x360Recover (BYOD) 

If you are:

  • using a Dell Server as your appliance, or
  • using a Dell Server as your own hosted vault or GMP

you can: 

  1. Install Dell Open Manage within the OS, and
  2. Use Dell Open Manage for troubleshooting hardware issues with your servers running x360Recover .

The only change that you need to perform from the x360Recover side is that the firewall needs to be disabled in network settings in order to access the Dell Open Manage webpage on the device.

To Install Dell Open Manage: 

  1. Log in to the Linux console of the x360Recover device
  2. Run the following command as root based on the version of x360Recover that you have running.  (Two set of instructions are listed below (one for x360Recover Version 7 or earlier, and x360Recover Version 8 or later):

For installations using Version 7 or earlier, use this command to install Dell Open Manage:

sudo echo 'deb http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/ubuntu precise openmanage' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linux.dell.com.sources.list && gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-key 1285491434D8786F && gpg -a --export 1285491434D8786F | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install srvadmin-all && sudo service dsm_om_connsvc start && sudo update-rc.d dsm_om_connsvc defaults && reboot

For installations using Version 8 or later, use this command to install Dell Open Manage:

sudo echo 'deb http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/ubuntu trusty openmanage' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linux.dell.com.sources.list && gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-key 1285491434D8786F && gpg -a --export 1285491434D8786F | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install srvadmin-all && sudo service dsm_om_connsvc start && sudo update-rc.d dsm_om_connsvc defaults && reboot

Additional information can be found here: http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/ubuntu/

  IMPORTANT NOTES:  

  • While the necessary repositories and packages are provided by Dell, it is NOT supported by Dell, and is provided as an, "unofficial build" for customers not able to use Dell’s officially supported builds of OMSA for RHEL and SLES.
  • Dell Open Manage uses older SSL to connect with the web browser. 
  • Open Manage works best with: IE version 11 with SSL 1.0 and 2.0 enabled, and Firefiox version 33 or earlier. 
  • It is recommend using the portable version of Firefox 33 as it can run off USB thumb drives and doesn’t have to be permanently installed on a client’s computer.
  • If you are not able to log into the tools Web UI, you may need to uninstall ecryptfs-utils on the BDR.

 


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