Just got an old Dell PowerEdge server, that I'm putting to good use by installing Asterisk on it. To see the status of the hardware, I wanted to installed Dell OpenManager on it.
These links provides good basic information for an installation on Debian:
There you can find a repo with version 5.5 of Dell OMSA, which is good enough for my need, but the instructions need to be updated for the next stable release Squeeze, which I currently use:
Here are the additions:
- The package needs libstdc++5, which does not exist anymore in Squeeze, so you need to install it manually or keep the lenny repository in your source.list
- Squeeze activate IPV6 by default and for an unknown reason, the web interface of the installed OMSA only bind to the IPV6 address. If your network is not configured for IPV6, you will only be able to connect to the interface on the localhost. From there, you can set the web interface to bind to a specific IP, allowing you to access it for elsewhere.