I have successfuly installed Dell OpenManage 7.4 on XenServer 6.5 and I would like to share my steps with others. This was done before XenServer 6.5 became a GA release, it could be done easier once the repos become available, but this way defenitely works.
Login to your console through SSH like ssh root@YOUR-XEN-SERVER-IP2.
Add the Dell repository
To do this run this command:
wget -q -O – http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi | bash
OpenManage needs a binary called ‘lockfile’ which can be found in the ‘procmail’ package and seems to be working. Execute these commands to install the binary:
yum –enablerepo=base –disablerepo=citrix install procmail
cp /usr/bin/lockfile /tmp/
yum remove procmail
mv /tmp/lockfile /usr/bin/lockfile
To install the OpenManage software run this command:
yum –enablerepo=base –disablerepo=citrix install srvadmin-all
Add a firewall rule
Before we can access the web-interface we need to add a rule to the firewall and restart iptables:
Add this line before the REJECT line at the bottom:
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state –state NEW -m tcp -p tcp –dport 1311 -j ACCEPT
service iptables restart
Start the services
To start the services run this command:
Access the web-interface
To access the web-interface open your browser (IE, Firefox or Safari, chrome doesn’t work) and go to:
You can now login with your XenServer root login and password.