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This article describes how to install Dell's OpenManage Server Administration solution via XML-RPC.

1. Upload "Plugin.Administration.DELL-OpenManage-8.1.0.pkg" to EXAoperation

  • Login to EXAoperation (User privilege required - Administrator)
  • Upload pkg Configuration>Software>Versions>Browse>Submit

2. Connect to EXAoperation via XML-RPC (this example uses Python)

>>> import xmlrpclib, pprint
>>> s = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy("http://user:password@license-server/cluster1")

3. Show plugin functions

>>> pprint.pprint(s.showPluginFunctions('Administration.DELL-OpenManage-8.1.0'))
{'GET_SNMP_CONFIG': 'Download current SNMP configuration.',
 'INSTALL_AND_START': 'Install and start plugin.',
 'PUT_SNMP_CONFIG': 'Upload new SNMP configuration.',
 'RESTART': 'Restart HP and SNMP services.',
 'START': 'Start HP and SNMP services.',
 'STATUS': 'Show status of plugin (not installed, started, stopped).',
 'STOP': 'Stop HP and SNMP services.',
 'UNINSTALL': 'Uninstall plugin.'}

4. Install DELL OMSA and check for return code

>>> sts, ret = s.callPlugin('Administration.DELL-OpenManage-8.1.0','n10','INSTALL_AND_START')
>>> ret

5. Upload snmpd.conf (Example attached to this article)

>>> sts, ret = s.callPlugin('Administration.DELL-OpenManage-8.1.0', 'n10', 'PUT_SNMP_CONFIG', file('/home/user/snmpd.conf').read())

6. Restart OMSA and check status.

>>> ret = s.callPlugin('Administration.DELL-OpenManage-8.1.0', 'n10', 'RESTART')
>>> ret
[0, '\nShutting down DSM SA Shared Services: [  OK  ]\n\n\nShutting down DSM SA Connection Service: [  OK  ]\n\n\nStopping Systems Management Data Engine:\nStopping dsm_sa_snmpd: [  OK  ]\nStopping dsm_sa_eventmgrd: [  OK  ]\nStopping dsm_sa_datamgrd: [  OK  ]\nStopping Systems Management Device Drivers:\nStopping dell_rbu:[  OK  ]\nStarting Systems Management Device Drivers:\nStarting dell_rbu:[  OK  ]\nStarting ipmi driver: \nAlready started[  OK  ]\nStarting Systems Management Data Engine:\nStarting dsm_sa_datamgrd: [  OK  ]\nStarting dsm_sa_eventmgrd: [  OK  ]\nStarting dsm_sa_snmpd: [  OK  ]\nStarting DSM SA Shared Services: [  OK  ]\n\ntput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified\nStarting DSM SA Connection Service: [  OK  ]\n']
>>> ret = s.callPlugin('Administration.DELL-OpenManage-8.1.0', 'n10', 'STATUS')
>>> ret
[0, 'dell_rbu (module) is running\nipmi driver is running\ndsm_sa_datamgrd (pid 760 363) is running\ndsm_sa_eventmgrd (pid 732) is running\ndsm_sa_snmpd (pid 755) is running\ndsm_om_shrsvcd (pid 804) is running\ndsm_om_connsvcd (pid 850 845) is running']

7. Repeat steps 4-6 for each node.

8. For monitoring DELL OMSA please review