################################################################### DELL OPENMANAGE(TM) SERVER AGENT 4.2.1 ################################################################### This readme file contains updated information for your "Dell OpenManage Server Agent User's Guide" and any other technical documentation included with this product. Always refer to the Dell(TM) World Wide Web site (http://support.dell.com) for the most current information. The following sections contain requirements, features, and open issues for Dell OpenManage Server Agent version 4.2.1. ------------ REQUIREMENTS ------------ DELL OPENMANAGE SERVER AGENT Version: 4.2.1 Release date: December 2000 Supported systems: Dell PowerEdge(TM) 300, 1300, 1400, 1550, 2300, 2400, 2450, 4300, 4350, 4400, 6300, 6350, 6400, 6450, 8450 Operating systems: Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Server 4.x with Service Pack (SP) 4 or later Microsoft Windows(R) 2000 Server Family (includes Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server) Novell(R) NetWare(R) 4.x or 5.x Dell OpenManage Server Agent supports each of the major systems management standards: Common Information Model (CIM), Desktop Management Interface (DMI), and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The support for CIM, DMI, and SNMP is operating system-dependent and, in some cases, operating system-version dependent. Windows NT 4.0 Windows 2000 NetWare 4.x and 5.x CIM Yes* Yes No DMI Yes Yes No SNMP Yes Yes Yes *Microsoft Windows NT supports CIM only with the Common Information Model Object Model (CIMOM) Service Pack installed. -------- FEATURES -------- Dell OpenManage Server Agent provides fault management, prefailure, asset, and inventory information to management applications. Dell OpenManage Server Agent installs from the "Dell OpenManage Server Assistant" applications CD. Dell OpenManage Server Agent provides extensive online documentation, including a User's Guide, a Messages Reference Guide, and Reference Guides for two systems management standards: CIM and SNMP. Online documentation is distributed either on the online documentation CD or on the Dell World Wide Web site (http://support.dell.com). ---------------- CONFIGURING SNMP ---------------- Dell OpenManage Server Agent uses the SNMP services provided by the operating system. To configure your SNMP services for proper interaction with management applications, perform the following tasks: NOTE: See your operating system manual for specific details on configuring the SNMP agent. 1. Configure the trap destination. The destination is a list of the systems to which the SNMP traps are to be sent. 2. If you want to perform active management (configuration) of a system, configure the SNMP community name for "Set" operations. ----------- OPEN ISSUES ----------- ======================================= VARIATIONS IN CPU TEMPERATURE READINGS ======================================= Certain PowerEdge and PowerApp(TM) systems may show varying values for the temperature reading of the central processing unit (CPU). These variations in CPU temperature readings are normal and do not indicate a problem with your system. Dell recommends that you do not modify the default temperature thresholds. Modifying temperature thresholds could result in false temperature warning events for the CPUs. =============================== MAXIMUM SYSTEM MEMORY SUPPORTED =============================== The value for the MAXIMUM SYSTEM MEMORY supported by the system may be incorrect. In some instances, the amount of memory that can actually be supported is greater than the amount reported. =============================================== REBOOTING AFTER INSTALLATION AND UNINSTALLATION =============================================== NOTICE: You must reboot your system immediately after installing or uninstalling Dell OpenManage Server Agent. Failure to reboot results in improper operation of the Dell OpenManage Server Agent. If Dell OpenManage Resolution Assistant is installed on the system, Dell recommends that you reboot the system, and then reboot it a second time five minutes later. Rebooting in this manner allows Dell OpenManage Server Agent and Resolution Assistant to synchronize. ================================================ SECURITY WITHIN THE DELL OPENMANAGE SERVER AGENT ================================================ The Dell OpenManage Server Agent uses user-level security to prevent unauthorized modification of system settings. The security implementation is "derived from the RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm." ==================================================== SUPPORT FOR PERC 3/DC AND PERC 3/DCL RAID CONTROLLERS ===================================================== You cannot manage the Dell PowerEdge Expandable Raid Controller (PERC) 3/DC or 3/DCL using the Dell OpenManage Server Agent. You can manage this controller using the Dell OpenManage Array Manager. ================================================== UNATTENDED INSTALL FOR WINDOWS NT AND WINDOWS 2000 ================================================== Dell OpenManage Server Agent 4.2.1 provides support for unattended installation on Windows NT and Windows 2000. This feature is documented in the Dell OpenManage Server Agent User's Guide. The following information supplements the procedures provided in the user's guide. NOTE: Executing the unattended install program "setup.exe /s" is an asynchronous operation like many Microsoft Windows applications. Once you have entered the "setup.exe /s" command, the task returns to the batch stream or command line prompt while the unattended install continues to execute in the background. 1. If you want to pause the batch stream until the unattended install completes, use the following command: "start /wait setup.exe /s" 2. To activate the Dell OpenManage Server Agent after performing the unattended installation, reboot the system. =============================================== AUTOMATIC UNLOADING OF NETWARE LOADABLE MODULES =============================================== Dell OpenManage Server Agent loads a number of NetWare Loadable Modules (NLM) at system startup. Some NLMs might determine that they are not needed on a particular system. Automatic unloading of unneeded NLMs occurs approximately 2 minutes after system startup. During NLM unloading, module unloading messages appear on the NetWare "System Console." ================================================================= ADDING MANAGEMENT AGENTS FOR PERIPHERAL DEVICES AFTER THE INITIAL INSTALLATION ================================================================= You must uninstall Dell OpenManage Server Agent before adding a management agent for a peripheral device (for example, before adding a redundant array of independent disks [RAID] card). Next, reinstall Dell OpenManage Server Agent with the appropriate peripheral device management agents selected. ================================================================= UPGRADING FROM A PREVIOUS VERSION OF DELL OPENMANAGE SERVER AGENT ================================================================= If you have a previous version of Dell OpenManage Server Agent 4.x or any version of Dell OpenManage Hardware Instrumentation Package (HIP) 3.x installed on your system, you must uninstall it before installing Dell OpenManage Server Agent 4.2.1. For procedures on how to uninstall Dell OpenManage Server Agent, see the "Dell OpenManage Server Agent User's Guide." The User's Guide is available on the Dell World Wide Web site: http://support.dell.com. ============================================================ ASPI REQUIRED FOR MANAGING DELL POWERVAULT(TM) 20xS AND 21xS ============================================================ If you plan to use Dell OpenManage Server Agent to manage a Dell PowerVault 20xS or Dell PowerVault 21xS, you must have the advanced small computer system interface (SCSI) programming interface (ASPI) installed and loaded. You can obtain this interface by either of the following two methods: * When installing Dell OpenManage Server Agent, you can select from a list of optional independent hardware vendor (IHV) component agents. Select the Adaptec CI/O component agent. See the "Dell OpenManage Server Agent User's Guide" for a full set of installation instructions. * Download and install the latest version of the Adaptec C/IO application from the Adaptec Web site (www.adaptec.com). ================================================================= LOADING ASPI FOR MANAGING DELL POWERVAULT 20xS AND 21xS ON NOVELL NETWARE ================================================================= 1. Install ASPI on your server by performing the steps listed in the previous section. If you have installed ASPI on a NetWare server, you must add a command to the beginning of your "system\dell\dcstart.ncf" file: "load nwaspi" 2. If this command currently appears in the middle or at the end of the ".ncf" file in the Adaptec CI/O section, remove it and place it at the beginning of the ".ncf" file. =========================================== DMI SERVICE LAYER ON MICROSOFT WINDOWS 2000 =========================================== There is a DMI Service Layer available on the "Microsoft Windows 2000 Installation" CD. This component is not automatically installed. Dell OpenManage Server Agent cannot function with this version of the DMI Service Layer. Do not install the DMI Service Layer from the Windows 2000 CD. ======================================================== UNICODE SUPPORT NLMs ON NOVELL NETWARE 4.2 SUPPORT PACKS ======================================================== Novell NetWare 4.2 support packs 8 and higher provide Unicode NLMs for multilanguage support. The NLMs are not automatically installed. Dell OpenManage Server Agent installs its own version of the NLMs. Dell recommends that you do not install the Unicode NLMs from the support packs. =========================== REPORTING OF VIRTUAL MEMORY =========================== The value returned for the amount of virtual memory in a system is incorrectly reported. ==================================== INSTALLING TO NONDEFAULT DIRECTORIES ==================================== Dell recommends that all Dell OpenManage Server Agent components be installed to the same directory. If you install the components to separate directories, you may have problems uninstalling Dell OpenManage Server Agent. ============================================== REPORTING OF NETWARE OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION ============================================== Dell OpenManage Server Agent may incorrectly report NetWare version 5.1 as version 5.0. ================================================================= UNINSTALLING DELL OPENMANAGE SERVER AGENT WITH ADAPTEC CI/O AGENT ON SYSTEMS RUNNING NOVELL NETWARE ================================================================= When the Adaptec CI/O Agent is unloaded, it displays the following message on the "System Console": "Unloading CI/O Management Service (IOMGR) is not recommended. Unload module anyway? n" When the Dell OpenManage Server Agent uninstall program detects that the Adaptec CI/O Agent is loaded, it switches to the "System Console" to allow the user to see the above message. Press <y> to unload the Adaptec CI/O Agent and allow the uninstallation program to continue. ====================================================================== Information in this document is subject to change without notice. (C) 2000 Dell Computer Corporation. All rights reserved. Trademarks used in this text: "Dell," "PowerEdge," "PowerApp," "PowerVault," and "Dell OpenManage" are trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation; "Microsoft," "Windows," and "Windows NT" are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; "Novell" and "NetWare" are registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Computer Corporation disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own. December 2000Download Driver Pack
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