A quick post to share this mostly unknown gem that Dell manages it’s own Open Manage Linux Repository.
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.
Log on screen – Use your root username and password
Main Screen after log on
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