Dell OMSA and FreeBSD

Traiano Welcome Traiano.Welcome at
Mon Apr 4 15:34:57 UTC 2011

(apologies for top-posting  - dumb client)

 I'd even be willing to try compiling the source for freebsd ... however I've found it next-to impossible to locate the source code :-(


From: owner-freebsd-questions at [owner-freebsd-questions at] on behalf of Damien Fleuriot [ml at]
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 4:56 PM
To: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: Dell OMSA and FreeBSD

On 4/4/11 1:47 PM, Traiano Welcome wrote:
> Hi List
>  Has anyone managed to get Dell's OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) software to run on FreeBSD ? I'm trying to configure advanced monitoring for FreeBSD 7.x and 8x installation on Dells recent R-series poweredge servers, and could really benefit from the advanced features provided by the OpenManage.
> In particular, I'd like to get the following Nagios plugin to monitor my herd of freebsd dell servers:
> But it's heavily dependent on the omsa stuff, which currently seem to run on suse, rhel and ms-windows.
> Thanks in Advance,
> Traiano Welcome
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Seconded, we would dearly like to have more proactive monitoring on our
freebsd servers (lost redundant power supply for example) without all
the extra hassle that IPMI would require.

As a side note, the check_openmanage plugin also works fine on debian 4
etch, 5 lenny and 6 squeeze.
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