Install OMSA on CentOS/RedHat

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If you need to install Open Manage Server Administrator (OMSA) on a Linux (CentOS or RedHat) system the fastest way is the following:

Note 1: These instructions work for RHEL5, RHEL6, CentOS, Scientific Linux.
Note 2: The version of yum distributed on CentOS 3 by default is too old (yum 2.0.8). You will need to upgrade to a yum 2.4.x version in order to use these repositories. The older version of yum does not support plugins or mirrorlists, which are required for these repos to work.
Note 3: If you use yum with CentOS, or Scientific Linux, you must enable plugins in order for the repositories to function correctly. The system connects to a system-specific repository using a yum plugin, which, if not enabled, will not work properly and you will not be able to install packages from the OMSA repository. Add the line, ‘plugins=1’ to your yum.conf if it is not already there.

  1. Set up the Dell OpenManage Repository at, like this:
    wget -q -O - | bash


  2. Optional Install OpenManage Server Administrator:
    yum install srvadmin-all

    NOTE: You can install OMSA on all Linux systems even if the server is not supported. However, complete functionality is not guaranteed

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