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This blog post builds on the same workaround explained in my older post about how to install the 32-bit version of Dell OMSA 6.3 on a 64-bit version of RHEL / CentOS 5.5 on a PowerEdge server so you can manage a PERC 4 RAID adapter. Dell’s newer OMSA 6.4 […]

“No controllers found” fix: set up Dell OMSA 6.4 32-bit ...


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UPDATE: If you’d like to run the newer OMSA 6.4, please read this updated blog post. If you’d rather install OMSA 6.3, then please continue! If you’re running a 64bit version of RHEL 5.5 or CentOS 5.5 on a slightly older Dell PowerEdge server with a PERC 4 or earlier […]

“No controllers found” fix: set up Dell OMSA 6.3 32-bit ...



With the later DRACs, like the DRAC III or DRAC 4, configuration can be a nightmare. I’ve even written a couple blog posts on the later dracs because of their complexity. You have to install software, manage dependencies, edit repository information, etc. It’s not easy, but it’s managable. But I […]

How to Configure or Reset a DRAC II Easily with ...


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The current (as of this writing) versions of Dell’s OpenManage Server Administration software (OMSA) isn’t backward compatible with older hardware like the Dell PowerEdge 2650. However, if you want to install OMSA on a PE2650, you’re in luck. Using the Dell Linux Repository, you can have OpenManage 5.5 (which is plenty […]

How to Install Dell OMSA 5.5 on a Dell PowerEdge ...


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If you’ve ever tried to reset the password on a Dell Remote Access Card III (DRAC3), then you probably already know that trying to manage a DRAC III in a Linux environment can be frustrating – especially since current (as of this writing) versions of Dell’s OpenManage Server Administration software (OMSA) […]

Reset a DRAC III using racadm on a Dell 2650 ...



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In a cabinet in a top secret location somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve got two Dell PowerEdge 2950s, each with four 2GB DIMMs installed. I purchased four additional 4GB DIMMs to upgrade the memory in both to a total of 16GB, and installed them in the servers last night, so […]

Dell Warning: The current memory configuration is not optimal.


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After successfully setting up a dual boot of Windows 7 (64-bit) and Fedora 12 on my new Dell Studio laptop, I wanted to record some of the tricks that were necessary to get it done. The laptop is a Dell Studio 1737 (why didn’t they call it 1337?) which came […]

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 12 Linux with Dell ...