DELL now has ubuntu/debian packages for OMSA 6.4

Due this we don't do any development

OMSA 2 deb

The SURFsara OMSA Debian/Ubuntu? package is a recreation of the Dell Open Manage Server Administrator package suit. From the Dell rpm packages we created one Deb based package suitable for most Debian/Ubuntu? systems.

For now we have two release:

  1. 5.5.0 works on debian distributions etch and higher, tested on 1850, 1950 and m600
  2. 6.0.1 works in debian distributions lenny and higher, tested on 1850, 1950, m600 and m610

NOTE: A lot of people ask us when SURFsara will port a newer (currently 6.2) OMSA version to Debian. The answer for now is we wait for a more stable release because we see a lot of problems with the newer version for example the structure has changed a lot.

Obtaining OMSA

Download the package from:

version 5

version 6

Debian setup

The archive is signed to add the public key to your own server

apt-key add debian_sara.asc


wget -O - | apt-key add  -

Add to /etc/apt/sources.list:

  • for version 5:
    deb dell sara 
  • for version 6:
    deb dell6 sara 

Install the package:

apt-get update
apt-get install dellomsa


Problems and Enhancements

If you encounter any problems or have a request for an enhancement create a new ticket


Authors: Bas van der Vlies, Jaap Dijkshoorn, Sander Keemink

Last modified 11 years ago Last modified on 01/30/13 09:49:31