OMSA Offline Bundle Install ESXi5.5
It’s nice to know what is going on with your ESXi hardware and be able to apply firmware from a web interface. Here is a tutorial on Installing Dell’s OMSA offline Bundle on an ESXi5.5 Box.
First you need to Download the OMSA offline Bundle from Dell’s Website- http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=YCYN1&fileId=3365343039&osCode=XI55&productCode=poweredge-t320&languageCode=EN&categoryId=SM
Then find a datastore that your host is connected to and Upload your OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-7.4.0-876.VIB-ESX55i_A00.zip file to it.
Next use putty and ssh into your host. To install Open Manage you need to run the following command (add your datastore name where you put your .zip file)
esxcli software vib install –d /vmfs/volumes/datastore /OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-7.4.0-876.VIB-ESX55i_A00.zip.
It should then show you an screen that it was installed.
You MUST RESTART THE HOST FOR THE VIB TO INSTALL CORRECTLY…
If you would like to use Open Essential Manager you can add in the SNMP Commuunity string next
esxcli system snmp set –communities YOURSNMPSTRING
esxcli system snmp set –enable true
esxcli network firewall ruleset set –ruleset-id snmp –allowed-all true
Esxcli network firewall ruleset set –ruleset-id snmp –enabled true
restart snmp /etc/init.d/snmpd.
Then you need to install the OMSA Managed Node on a Windows machine. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=V1JDD&fileId=3365593125&osCode=WS8R2&productCode=poweredge-t320&languageCode=EN&categoryId=SM
Login with your ESXI Server IP address and root username/password. Make sure you uncheck ignore certification warning before you hit submit or you will get a timeout error similar to this-