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Dell OMSA v7.0 is out for ESXi v5.0U1!


Fresh as of 4/18/2012.  Required if you are using ESXi v5.0U1 and OME v1.x (which I now am).

For those who haven’t done this before, a quick summary:

  • OMSA for ESXi without the console is installed as Host Extension via a VIB, provided by Dell.  The above link will provide you a ZIP file – and the actual Host Extension is a zip file within that ZIP.
  • In the vSphere client, click on View –> Solutions and Applications –> Update Manage
  • Click on the Patch Repository tab:
  • Click on Import Patches.  Browse and select the unzipped file provided by Dell:
  • Click Next and let it import the patch.  Click Finish
  • Click on the Baselines and Groups tab.  Click on Create
  • Name your Baseline – something like “OMSA v7.0.0” would be appropriate.  Ensure you select the radio box for “Host Extension” vs. the default of Host Patch.
    Click Next
  • Select the OpenManage 7.0.0 for ESXi and use the down arrow to add it to the Extentions to Add window.
    Click Next twice.
  • In Update Manager, click on Compliance View on the top right hand corner:
  • At this point, you still will not see the new Baseline – you will need to ATTACH the baseline:
    Click Attach in the top right hand corner
  • Select your new baseline, and click Attach:
  • You will now see the baseline and your hosts, as well as current compliance:
    You can now Scan, Stage and Remediate just like any patch, only with one quick extra:
    When you click Remediate, you’re going to want to select “Host Extension” vs “Patch Baseline” and select your newly created OMSA v7.0.0 Host Extension Baseline.
Categories: Dell, ESXi, OMSA, Uncategorized, vSphere
  1. mvtechnet
    August 2, 2012 at 6:33 AM

    Is there a updated driver from Dell. The link to the download states driver is unavailable 😦 I have search Dells website and cannot find any reference to a updated version.

  1. May 12, 2012 at 10:25 AM
  2. March 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

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