BMC Utilities accompany Dell’s Baseboard Management Controllers (BMC) to extend their remote management and scripting capabilities. Included in the BMC Utility package are Serial Over LAN Proxy (SOLproxy), IPMI Shell (IPMISH), and the Open Source IPMI Tool. The SOLproxy allows the server’s serial console to be redirected to a remote client. IPMI Shell and IPMI Tool allow local and remote IPMI management of a server.
The release highlights of OpenManage Server Administrator 6.4:
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator user interface redesign that improves the overall customer experience, which includes:
If there is an error condition, such as wrong username/password, in the login page, the error message is displayed for 30 seconds and then the login prompt is displayed. To get to the login prompt before 30 seconds, click Try Again.
The Back to Server Administrator button is renamed as Home.
The OK button is renamed as Submit button in the login page.
The Email, Export, Refresh buttons are now represented as icons.
The Help button is clubbed with the Email, Export, and Refresh icons in the top right corner of the page.
The custom buttons like Save as, Clear Log, Restart, and Reset to Default are grouped under the Options section.
The User Rights and Host Name buttons are now available on the top left corner of the page instead of the top right corner.
The Manage Remote Node, About and Support links are available at the bottom of the login page.
All the buttons such as Print, Export etc. are displayed in all the OMSA pages. Only the buttons applicable to a particular page are enabled while the rest are grayed out.
Tooltip feature for buttons and links in the data area is active.
In the System Summary and Summary of Asset Information page, the Jump to and Back to top links are not available. Instead, you can expand and retract each section in the page.
The Details button in the About page no longer exists. All the details are displayed in the same page.
Express service code (ESC) attribute added.
Added support for the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows 2008 HPC Edition Server R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
ESX 4.0 U2
ESXi 4.0 U2
Deprecated the following operating systems:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8
ESX 4.0 U1
ESXi 4.0 U1
Skins preference feature is deprecated.
Page level health status icon feature is deprecated.