I am provisioning a PowerEdge T320 which is running VMware vSphere 5.5

We have been recently deploying cloud or hyper-v based infrastructure. With that said, our ESXi docs were somewhat dated.


I have in my repository Dell OpenManage 7.4 VIBs OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-7.4.0-876.VIB-ESX55i_A00.zip

As of 2017 you can get Dell OpenManage 8.4 VIBs ‘OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-8.4.0-2193.VIB-ESX55i_A00.zip’ for 5.5 and other versions here.

SSH must be enabled on your hypervisor

  1. Upload the ZIP to your datastore
  2. Login via SSH to host
  3. Execute the installation
  4. Wait 2-5min (or until prompted)
  5. Reboot host

To execute the installation:

esxcli software vib install -d  /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/OM..

After typing OM (don’t enter ..) immediately hit <TAB> on your keyboard and it will enter the rest of the file name. I’d rather not type that all out anyways.

This should take a couple minutes, then reboot the host and you’re okay.

Now you can use Dell OpenManage ServerAdministrator for your supported Dell ESXi host.



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