It’s that time again! Dell has released another version of their OpenManage Server administrator. They officially support vSphere versions 6.0 and 6.5 with this version on 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th-generation poweredge servers.
Here is how to download/install OMSA 9.1 VIB on ESXi 6.5 or ESXi 6.0. This is not available for earlier versions of vSphere.
Please note some of the screenshots in this article are recycled from earlier articles.
1. Download VIB
|VIB for ESXi Version||OMSA Version|
|VMware ESXi 6.5||OMSA 9.1|
|VMware ESXi 6.0||OMSA 9.1|
Upload to Datastore
2. SSH to host
- You need SSH enabled on the host
3. Execute command
esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/<your_datastore_here>/OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-9.1.0-2757.VIB-ESX60i_A00.zip
- Replace <your_datastore_here> in the command with the name of the datastore where the VIB was uploaded. For example, on vSphere 6,
esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-9.1.0-2757.VIB-ESX60i_A00.zip
Wait for a minute…
Here for your reference is the output.
[root@31100-HV1:~] esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-9.1.0-2757.VIB-ESX60i_A00.zip
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed: Dell_bootbank_OpenManage_9.1.0.ESXi600-2757
VIBs Removed: Dell_bootbank_OpenManage_8.5.0.ESXi600-2372
As you can see, this installation has removed the OpenManage 8.5 VIB and installed the newer OpenManage 9.1 version.
Finally, you will need to reboot your host.
Thank you for reading.