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Dell and CentOS the Perfect Combination

A quick post to share this mostly unknown gem that Dell manages it’s own Open Manage Linux Repository.

Read more: http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Repository/OMSA

To get your CentOS server installed with Server Administrator set up the Dell Open Manage Repository like so:

# wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi | bash

Then install the Server Administrator

# yum install srvadmin-all

Finally browse to your newly installed Open Manage Server Administrator and monitor your Dell hardware.

https://your.Centos.Server:1311/

Log on screen – Use your root username and password

Dell Open Manage Server Administrator

Main Screen after log on

Dell Open Manage Server Administrator Main

TIP: After installing the Dell Server Administrator get your service tag number from your CentOS Linux server by running

# dmidecode -s system-serial-number
ABCDEF1