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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.