The Dell OpenManage Linux packages have come a long way and are very useful to have installed on any Dell servers you have installed. In fact OpenManage could be considered critical to monitoring Dell hardware for many reasons but consider a single disk in a RAID 1 mirrored group failing and you don’t have physical access to the box. Unless you are constantly monitoring other logs it would make things much easier to receive an alert from monitoring software such as something like Nagios. This way you can feel comfortable at all times that your Dell hardware is in top shape.
Error: failure: srvadmin-meta/srvadmin-all-6.2.0-1.5.el5.i386.rpm from dell-omsa-specific: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
I installed some packages today for a client that uses a third party collocation provider to manage the hardware aspects of their servers. We handle all of the software installations and day to day management of the servers but this other company replaces hard drives and any other hardware that is necessary. Anyhow the third party collocation provider noticed one of the hard drives in a server with RAID 5 had gone down so today they did some troubleshooting and then requested that we install some software so they could manage the hardware in real time in the future. The software they wanted us to install were all OpenManage Server Administrator packages provided from a Dell repository called the Dell OMSA Repository. I ran into a couple minor issues along the way including the error noted below.