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Dell™ OpenManage™

Server Administrator Version 6.0.1

Compatibility Guide

Notes, Cautions, and Warnings

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if instructions are not followed.

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Server Administrator utilizes the OverLIB JavaScript library. This library can be obtained from

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January 2009

Contents

1 Introduction

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9

Overview

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9

Where Can I Find The Server

Administrator Application?

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Purpose of This Guide

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Update of Compatibility Guide

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Supported Instrumentation

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Supported Operating Systems

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Supported Browsers

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Supported GUI Languages

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Other Documents You Might Need

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2 Server Administrator Services

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17

Overview

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Descriptions of Server Administrator Services

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Instrumentation Service

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Remote Access Service

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Storage Management Service

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Logs

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Available Services on Supported

Operating Systems

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Contents 3

3 Systems Management Standards

Availability

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Overview

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Availability on Supported Systems

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Availability on Supported Operating

Systems

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4 Server Administrator Supported

Applications and Systems

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Version Number Information

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Compatible Systems and Applications by

Installation and Server Management

CD/DVD Version

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Device Drivers and Red Hat Enterprise

Linux Kernel Support

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5 Server Agent Supported

Applications and Systems

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6 Hardware Instrumentation

Package Supported

Applications and Systems

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4 Contents

7 BIOS Update Requirements

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Overview

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Minimum Requirements for BIOS

Update Support

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Downloading the Latest BIOS Packages

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Minimum Required and Latest

Available BIOS for Update by System

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8 RAID Controller Supported

Servers, Operating Systems,

Firmware, and Driver Versions

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81

Overview

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Key to Table Footnotes

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PERC 4/DC

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PERC 4e/DC

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PERC 3/DC

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PERC 3/QC

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PERC 4/Di

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CERC ATA 100 4/CH

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PERC 3/Di

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PERC 4/IM

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PERC 4/SC

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CERC SATA 1.5/6 Channel

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PERC 4e/Di

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Contents 5

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PERC 4e/Si

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PERC 5/E Adapter

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PERC 5/i Adapter

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PERC 5/i Integrated

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CERC 6/i Integrated

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SAS 5/iR Adapter

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SAS 5/iR Integrated

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SAS 5/i Integrated

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SAS 5/E Adapter

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PERC 6/i Integrated and Adapter

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PERC 6/E Adapter

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SAS 6/iR Integrated and Adapter

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LSI Logic 1020/1030 Ultra320 SCSI Adapter

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CERC SATA 1.5/2S

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LSI 1020/1030 Embedded SCSI Controller

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LSI Logic 2032 Card

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9 Network Interface Controllers and Supported Operating

Systems

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135

Overview

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NIC Drivers and Operating Systems

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Contents

10 Remote Access Service

Availability

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139

Overview

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RAC Types

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Availability of RACs on Specific Dell

Systems

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RAC Firmware Versions

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11 Historical Release Information for Legacy Systems

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145

Overview

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Server Agent 4.5

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Requirements

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New in Server Agent Version 4.5

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Server Agent 4.4.1

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Requirements

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New in Server Agent Version 4.4.1

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Server Agent 4.4.0

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Requirements

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New in Server Agent Version 4.4.0

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Server Agent 4.3.0

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147

Requirements

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New in Server Agent Version 4.3.0

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Server Agent 4.3.0 Resolved Issues

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Server Agent 4.2.2

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Requirements

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New and Resolved Issues in

Server Agent Version 4.2.2

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Server Agent 4.2.1

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Requirements

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New in Server Agent Version 4.2.1

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Resolved Issues for Server

Agent Version 4.2.1

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Server Agent 4.2.0

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Requirements

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Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

8 Contents

1

Introduction

Overview

Dell™ OpenManage™ Server Administrator provides a powerful, integrated set of systems management applications for keeping the systems on your network healthy. Server Administrator provides fault management information, prefailure information, and asset and inventory information to management applications. In addition to supporting systems management industry standards,

Server Administrator also provides additional systems management information about the components of your specific system. Server Administrator can also configure BIOS and system settings. Server Administrator's integrated security draws on the system's operating system security. Server Administrator uses the secure socket layer (SSL) encryption protocol. For more information on SSL, see the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.

Where Can I Find The Server Administrator

Application?

Depending on the version of Dell OpenManage you are using, the Server

Administrator is available on different CDs and DVDs. See Table 1-1 for

more information.

Table 1-1. Server Administrator and Corresponding Media

Dell OpenManage Version Available on Media

2.2 and earlier

3.0–4.2

4.3–5.2.3

5.3–5.3.2

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

Applications CD

Systems Management CD

Dell PowerEdge Installation and Server Management CD

Dell Systems Console and Agent CD or the Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation DVD

Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD

Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD

Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD

9 Introduction

Purpose of This Guide

Server Administrator operates on many Dell hardware platforms (hereafter called systems) with operating systems such as Microsoft

SUSE

®

®

Windows

®

,

Linux Enterprise Server, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. To use the systems management features of Server Administrator fully, you must understand which features of Server Administrator match your system's hardware configuration and operating system.

Update of Compatibility Guide

The Server Administrator Compatibility Guide is updated with each major

OpenManage release. It summarizes all systems management releases that precede the current release date. Always see the Dell Systems Software

Support Matrix available on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com for each release for the most current information on compatible systems

management elements. See Table 1-1 for information on where you can find

the systems management software.

Supported Instrumentation

Each supported systems management software contains instrumentation for your Dell system. The sections of this guide are organized around the primary instrumentation product names and show the relationship among the following variables:

• Systems management softwar e

• Supported operating systems

• Instrumentation service

• Dell system (for example, M610)

10 Introduction

In Table 1-2, the instrumentation product names are associated with a range

of systems management software CD/DVD version.

Table 1-2. Systems Management Product Name and Corresponding

Version Numbers

Instrumentation Product

Names

Dell OpenManage

Server

Administrator

Dell OpenManage

Server Agent

Dell OpenManage

Hardware

Instrumentation

Package (HIP)

Media Version Section in This Guide

• 5.4 through 6.0.1

(Dell Systems

Management Tools and

Documentation DVD)

• 5.3 through 5.3.2

(Dell Systems Console

and Agent CD or Dell

Systems Management

Tools and

Documentation DVD)

• 4.3 through 5.2

(Installation and Server

Management CD)

• 3.0 through 4.2

(Systems Management

CD)

2.0 through 2.2

(Applications CD)

1.2 through 1.7

(Applications CD)

• Server Administrator

Supported Applications and

Systems

• Server Administrator

Supported Applications and

Systems

• Server Administrator

Supported Applications and

Systems

• Server Administrator

Supported Applications and

Systems

Server Agent Supported

Applications and Systems

Hardware Instrumentation

Package Supported Applications and Systems

Introduction 11

Supported Operating Systems

Server Administrator supports major operating systems offered by Microsoft,

Novell

®

, and Red Hat. See the tables in "Server Administrator Supported

Applications and Systems" to find the operating system that matches the

configuration of your Dell system and applications that you are installing or upgrading.

NOTE: Each systems management software CD supports specific operating system versions, service packs, support packs, and kernels.

NOTE: For Dell OpenManage information specific to VMware ® , see the latest

Installation Guide, Release Notes, and the VMware Software Compatibility Matrix for

Dell systems at www.dell.com/vmware, under the Resource Archive section.

For precise operating system, application, firmware, and other requirements, see the table that lists the systems management software CD version for the system that you are configuring. The tables in the following sections of this guide are a good place to begin:

• Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

• Server Agent Supported Applications and Systems

• Hardware Instrumentation Package Supported Applications and Systems

Operating system version numbers, support packs, service packs, and kernel versions can vary with each systems management software version and cannot be accurately generalized. For example, a particular systems management software version may support only a version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system with a specific kernel. Some systems management applications are available only on specific operating systems.

NOTE: To address any Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) security vulnerabilities associated with an operating system, see the appropriate website for your system's operating system (for example, www.microsoft.com, www.redhat.com, or www.novell.com).

12 Introduction

Supported Browsers

Server Administrator supports Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6.0 SP2 and 7.0, and Mozilla Firefox™ version 2.0 and 3.0 open-source Web browsers.

NOTE: Windows 2000 supports only Internet Explorer version 6.0 SP1.

NOTE: Server Administrator versions 4.3 and later do not support Netscape

Navigator.

Supported GUI Languages

Dell OpenManage is localized into French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and

Simplified Chinese. Dell OpenManage software is localized according to the matrix in the following table. Dell OpenManage does not support languages outside of this table.

Table 1-3 plots the language of the Dell OpenManage GUI against the operating system languages.

Table 1-3. Supported Dell OpenManage GUI Languages

Dell OpenManage

GUI

Language

English

French

German

Spanish

Simplified

Chinese

Japanese

English

Operating

System

X X

X

French

Operating

System

German

Operating

System

Spanish

Operating

System

X

X

X

X

Simplified

Chinese

Operating

System

X

X

Japanese

Operating

System

X

X

Introduction 13

14

Other Documents You Might Need

In addition to this Compatibility Guide, you can find the following guides either on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com or on the Dell Systems

Tools and Documentation DVD:

• The Dell OpenManage Installation and Security User's Guide provides complete information on installation procedures and step-by-step instructions for installing, upgrading, and uninstalling Server

Administrator for each supported operating system.

• The Dell OpenManage Software Quick Installation Guide provides an overview of applications that you can install on your management station

(console) and on your managed systems and procedures for installing your console and managed system applications on systems running supported operating systems.

• The Dell Systems Software Support Matrix allows you to identify operating systems and Dell OpenManage software that your Dell system supports.

• The Dell OpenManage Server Administrator User’s Guide describes the installation and use of Server Administrator. Server Administrator is a suite of management agents, installed on the managed system, that provide fault management information, prefailure information, and asset inventory information to management console applications such as Server

Administrator and IT Assistant. This guide also provides information about configuring your remote access controller (RAC).

• The Dell OpenManage Server Administrator SNMP Reference Guide documents the SNMP management information base (MIB). The SNMP

MIB files define variables that extend the standard MIB to cover the capabilities of systems management agents.

• The Dell OpenManage Server Administrator CIM Reference Guide documents the Common Information Model (CIM) provider, an extension of the standard management object format (MOF) file. The

CIM provider MOF documents supported classes of management objects.

• The Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Messages Reference Guide lists the messages that are displayed in your Server Administrator home page Alert log or on your operating system’s event viewer. This guide explains the text, severity, and cause of each alert message that Server Administrator issues.

Introduction

• The Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Command Line Interface

User's Guide documents the complete command line interface (CLI) for

Server Administrator, including an explanation of CLI commands to view system status, access logs, create reports, configure various component parameters, and set critical thresholds.

• The Dell Remote Access Controller Installation and Setup Guide provides complete information about installing and configuring a DRAC III, DRAC

III/XT, and an ERA/O controller, configuring an ERA controller, and using a RAC to remotely access an inoperable system.

• The Dell OpenManage Baseboard Management Controller Utilities User’s

Guide provides information about installing and using the baseboard management controller.

• The Dell Remote Access Controller 4 User’s Guide provides complete information about installing and configuring a DRAC 4 controller and using DRAC 4 to remotely access an inoperable system.

• The Dell Remote Access Controller Modular Chassis User's Guide provides complete information about configuring and using the DRAC/MC to remotely manage and monitor your modular system and its shared resources through a network.

• The Dell Remote Access Controller 5 User’s Guide provides complete information about installing and configuring a DRAC 5 controller and using DRAC 5 to remotely access an inoperable system.

• The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User’s Guide provides complete information about installing and configuring an iDRAC and using it to remotely access an inoperable system.

• The Chassis Management Controller User’s Guide provides complete information about installing and configuring the CMC and using it to remotely access an inoperable system. The Dell Chassis Management

Controller (CMC) is a hot-pluggable systems management hardware and software solution designed to provide remote management capabilities and power control functions for the Dell M1000e chassis systems.

Introduction 15

• The Dell OpenManage Remote Install User's Guide provides information about unattended, simultaneous provisioning and configuration solutions of PowerEdge 1655MC only over the network by leveraging image-based technology.

• The Dell Update Packages User's Guide provides information about obtaining and using Dell Update Packages as part of your system update strategy.

• The Server Update Utility User's Guide provides information about obtaining and using the Server Update Utility (SUU) to update your Dell system or to view the updates available for any system listed in the Repository.

See Table 1-1 for information on which media you can find a readme file for

Server Administrator and additional readme files for most applications on the systems management media.

16 Introduction

2

Server Administrator Services

Overview

Dell™ OpenManage™ Server Administrator has a modular architecture that allows you to select and install the functions most needed in your particular

IT environment. The available services vary from one operating system to another. The following sections describe the contribution of each service to your systems management capabilities.

Descriptions of Server Administrator Services

Each service provides a functionally related set of systems management tasks that you can use to manage your system.

Instrumentation Service

The Instrumentation Service provides rapid access to detailed fault and performance information gathered by industry-standard systems management agents. The instrumentation service allows remote administration of monitored systems, including shutdown, start-up, and security.

Remote Access Service

The Remote Access Service provides a complete remote systems management solution for systems equipped with a remote access controller (RAC) solution. The Remote Access Service provides remote access to an inoperable system, allowing the system administrator to get the system up and running as quickly as possible. The Remote Access Service also provides alert notification when a system is down and allows the system administrator to restart a system remotely. Additionally, the Remote Access Service logs the probable cause of system crashes and saves the most recent crash screen.

Server Administrator Services 17

Storage Management Service

Express Setup installs the Storage Management Service (earlier known as the enhanced Storage Management Service) by default on Microsoft ®

Windows ® . On Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux ® and SUSE ® Linux Enterprise

Server systems, you can either install the Storage Management Service through the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) or use the srvadmininstall.sh script — a menu driven script that installs the appropriate

RPMs based on the options you choose.

NOTE: The Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system provides drivers for some of

the RAID controllers listed in the "RAID Controller Supported Servers,

Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions" section.

See the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator User's Guide for more information on Storage Management Service.

Logs

Server Administrator displays logs of commands issued to or by the system, monitored hardware events, POST events, and system alerts. You can view logs on the home page, print or save them as reports, and send them by e-mail to a designated service contact.

Available Services on Supported

Operating Systems

Table 2-1 summarizes the services that are available for each supported operating system.

NOTE: See the Dell Systems Software Support Matrix on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com, or the Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation

DVD to identify the operating systems that your Dell PowerEdge™ system supports.

18 Server Administrator Services

Table 2-1. Server Administrator Services Available With Supported

Operating Systems

Operating System

• Microsoft Windows Server ® 2008

• Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2

Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter x64

Editions with SP2

• Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2

Standard and Enterprise Editions with SP2

(32-bit x86)

• Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web and

Enterprise Editions with SP2 (32-bit x86)

• Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server

2008 Standard and Premium Editions

• Microsoft Windows Small Business Server

2008 Standard and Premium Editions

• Microsoft Windows Small Business Server

2003 R2 Standard and Premium Editions

Services Available

• Instrumentation

• Storage Management

• Remote Access

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS, ES, and AS

Version 4.7 ( x86) and (x86_64)

• Instrumentation

• Remote Access

• Storage Management Service

(This service is part of the Server

Administrator. See Table 1-1 for

information on where you can find

Server Administrator)

Server Administrator Services 19

Table 2-1. Server Administrator Services Available With Supported

Operating Systems (continued)

Operating System Services Available

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 server (x86) and

(x86_64) Gold

• Instrumentation

• Remote Access

• Storage Management Service

(This service is part of the Server

Administrator. See Table 1-1 for

information on where you can find

Server Administrator)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SP2)

( x86_64)

• Instrumentation

• Remote Access

• Storage Management Service

(This service is part of the Server

Administrator. See Table 1-1 for

information on where you can find

Server Administrator)

NOTE: The Storage Management Service refers to the enhanced Storage Management

Service. Server Administrator no longer supports the basic Storage Management

Service (also known as Array Manager).

20 Server Administrator Services

Systems Management Standards

Availability

3

Overview

Dell™ OpenManage™ Server Administrator supports the following major systems management protocols:

• HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)

• Common Information Model (CIM)

• Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

NOTE:

See Table 1-1 for information on where you can find the Server

Administrator application.

NOTE: See the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator readme file (packaged with the Server Administrator application) as well as the Dell Support website at support.dell.com for information on SNMP security concerns. You must apply updates from your operating system's master SNMP agents to ensure that Dell's

SNMP subagents are secure.

If your system supports SNMP, you must install and enable the service on your operating system. If SNMP services are available on your operating system, the Server Administrator installation program installs the supporting agents for SNMP.

NOTE: After you install SNMP, it must be enabled. For more information on enabling

SNMP-supported agents, see the Server Administrator User's Guide.

HTTPS is supported on all operating systems. Support for CIM and SNMP is operating system dependent and, in some cases, operating system-version dependent.

Systems Management Standards Availability 21

Availability on Supported Systems

On supported Microsoft and SNMP.

®

Windows

®

operating systems, Server

Administrator supports two systems management standards: CIM/WMI

On supported Red Hat

® management standard.

Enterprise Linux

®

and SUSE

®

Linux Enterprise

Server operating systems, Server Administrator supports the SNMP systems

Server Administrator adds considerable security to these systems management standards. All set operations for attributes (for example, changing the value of an asset tag) must be performed with Dell OpenManage IT Assistant while logged in with the required authority. As a result of the added security that

IT Assistant offers for systems management, IT Assistant is the only management console that you can use to change attributes.

Availability on Supported Operating Systems

Table 3-1 shows the availability of the systems management standards for each supported operating system.

Table 3-1. Availability of Systems Management Standard by

Operating System

Operating System

Windows Server ® 2008 family and

Windows Server 2003 family

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS Version 4.7 (x86) and

(x86_64)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Server

(x86) and (x86_64)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 SP2

SNMP

Available from the operating system installation media

Available in the net-snmp package from the operating system installation media

Available in the net-snmp package from the operating system installation media

Available in the net-snmp package from the operating system installation media

CIM

Always installed

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

22 Systems Management Standards Availability

Server Administrator Supported

Applications and Systems

4

This section provides information on instrumentation, applications, and systems that are supported by the systems management software.

Version Number Information

All software supporting the Dell™ systems and Dell PowerVault™ appliances are delivered in Dell OpenManage™ stack releases that include the complete group of programs and that are fully tested for the supported platforms.

An example is the Dell OpenManage 5.3.2 release of the Dell OpenManage software that supports most Dell systems from February 2002 through

March 2008. The version of the software is significant. In this example, the first number (5) represents the major version number. You should upgrade your software any time Dell delivers a new major version. The second number (3) is the release number. A new release may have some minor features and fixes associated with it. You do not need to upgrade to the latest release unless that release is enabling your specific hardware or solving an issue you may be experiencing. You may skip releases as needed. The last number (2) is the hardware platform refresh number. This indicates that the software has been updated to support a new system. For example, if you have older systems running version 5.2.1, there is no need to upgrade to version 5.2.2 for a platform refresh.

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 23

24

Compatible Systems and Applications by

Installation and Server Management

CD/DVD Version

Table 4-1 shows compatible applications and Dell systems for the

Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD.

Table 4-1. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for the Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation DVD for

Dell OpenManage 6.0.1, 5. 5, and 5.4

Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation

DVD

Dell systems

(* indicates new systems for the given version of the DVD)

Supported

System/Version Number for Dell OpenManage

6.0.1

Supported

System/Version

Number for Dell

OpenManage 5.5

R610*

R710*

T610*

M610*

M710*

1750

1800

1850

1855

1900

1950

1955

2600

2650

600SC

650

700

750

750N

755N

770N

775N

800

830

840

850

860

1600SC

1650

1655MC

Supported System/

Version Number for

Dell

OpenManage 5.4

1750

1800

1850

1855

1900

1950

1955

2600

2650

600SC

650

700

750

750N

755N

770N

775N

800

830

840

850

860

1600SC

1650

1655MC

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-1. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for the Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation DVD for

Dell OpenManage 6.0.1, 5. 5, and 5.4 (continued)

Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation

DVD

Supported

System/Version Number for Dell OpenManage

6.0.1

Supported

System/Version

Number for Dell

OpenManage 5.5

Supported System/

Version Number for

Dell

OpenManage 5.4

6800

6850

6950

T300

R200

R300

M600

M605

T605

R900

2800

2850

2900

2950

2970

4600

6600

6650

M805*

M905*

T100*

MD1120

PowerVault 100

PowerVault 500

PowerVault 600

PowerVault

NX1950

PowerVault

DL2000*

NOTE: T100 does not support Dell OpenManage Server Administrator. However, you can use Dell Systems Build and Update Utility to install operating system.

6800

6850

6950

T300*

R200

R300*

M600

M605

2800

2850

2900

2950

2970

4600

6600

6650

T605

R900

MD1120*

PowerVault 100

PowerVault 500

PowerVault 600

PowerVault

NX1950

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 25

26

Table 4-1. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for the Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation DVD for

Dell OpenManage 6.0.1, 5. 5, and 5.4 (continued)

Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation

DVD

Supported operating systems

Supported

System/Version Number for Dell OpenManage

6.0.1

• Microsoft

Server ®

®

Standard, Enterprise, and Core Edition

(x86).

Windows

2008 Web,

Supported

System/Version

Number for Dell

OpenManage 5.5

• Microsoft

Windows

Server 2008

Web,

Standard,

Enterprise, and Core

Edition (x86).

• Microsoft Windows

Server 2008

Standard, Enterprise,

DataCenter, and

Core Edition (x64).

• Microsoft Windows

Server 2003 R2

Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter x64

Editions with SP2

• Microsoft Windows

Server 2003 R2

Standard and

Enterprise Editions with SP2 (32-bit x86)

• Microsoft Windows

Server 2003 Web and

Enterprise Editions with SP2 (32-bit x86)

• Microsoft

Windows Essential

Business Server

2008 Standard and

Premium Editions

• Microsoft

Windows

Server 2008

Standard,

Enterprise,

DataCenter, and Core

Edition (x64).

• Microsoft

Windows

Server 2003

R2 Standard,

Enterprise, and

Datacenter x64 Editions with SP2

• Microsoft

Windows

Server 2003

R2 Standard and

Enterprise

Editions with

SP2 (32-bit x86)

Supported System/

Version Number for

Dell

OpenManage 5.4

• Microsoft

Windows Server

2008 Web,

Standard,

Enterprise, and

Core Edition

(x86).

• Microsoft

Windows Server

2008 Standard,

Enterprise,

DataCenter, and Core

Edition (x64).

• Microsoft

Windows Server

2003 R2

Standard,

Enterprise, and

Datacenter x64

Editions with

SP2

• Microsoft

Windows Server

2003 R2

Standard and

Enterprise

Editions with

SP2 (32-bit x86)

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-1. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for the Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation DVD for

Dell OpenManage 6.0.1, 5. 5, and 5.4 (continued)

Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation

DVD

Supported

System/Version Number for Dell OpenManage

6.0.1

Supported

System/Version

Number for Dell

OpenManage 5.5

• Microsoft

Windows Small

Business Server

2008 Standard and

Premium Editions

• Microsoft Windows

Small Business Server

2003 R2 Standard and Premium

Editions

• Microsoft Windows

XP Professional with

SP2

• Red Hat

Linux

(x86)

®

® Enterprise

WS, ES, and

AS (Version 4.7)

• Red Hat Enterprise

Linux WS, ES, and

AS (Version 4.7)

(x86_64)

• Red Hat Enterprise

Linux 5.2 server

(x86)

• Red Hat Enterprise

Linux 5.2 server

(x86_64)

• Microsoft

Windows

Server 2003

Web and

Enterprise

Editions with

SP2 (32-bit x86)

• Microsoft

Windows

Small

Business

Server 2008

Standard and

Premium

Editions

• Microsoft

Windows

Small

Business

Server 2003

R2 Standard and Premium

Editions

Supported System/

Version Number for

Dell

OpenManage 5.4

• Microsoft

Windows Server

2003 Web and

Enterprise

Editions with

SP2 (32-bit x86)

• Microsoft

Windows ®

Small Business

Server 2003 R2

Standard and

Premium

Editions

• Microsoft

Windows

Storage Server

2003 R2

Express,

Workgroup,

Standard, and

Enterprise x64

Editions

• Microsoft

Windows

Unified Data

Storage Server

2003 Gold

Standard and

Enterprise x64

Editions

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 27

28

Table 4-1. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for the Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation DVD for

Dell OpenManage 6.0.1, 5. 5, and 5.4 (continued)

Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation

DVD

Supported

System/Version Number for Dell OpenManage

6.0.1

Supported

System/Version

Number for Dell

OpenManage 5.5

• SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server 10

SP2 (x86_64)

• VMware ®

Update 4

ESX

Version 3.5

• Microsoft Hyper-

V™ and Hyper-V

Server

• Citrix ™ XenServer

5.0 Hotfix 2 HDD

• Microsoft

Windows

Storage Server

2003 R2

Express,

Workgroup,

Standard, and

Enterprise x64

Editions

• Microsoft

Windows

Unified Data

Storage Server

2003 Gold

Standard and

Enterprise x64

Editions

• Microsoft

Windows XP

Professional with SP2

• Microsoft

Windows

Server 2003

Compute

Cluster

Edition

• Microsoft

Windows

Server HPC

2008

Supported System/

Version Number for

Dell

OpenManage 5.4

• Microsoft

Windows XP

Professional with SP2

• Microsoft

Windows 2000

Server and

Advanced Server with SP4

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux WS, ES, and AS

(Version 4.5)

(x86)

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux WS, ES, and AS

(Version 4.5)

(x86_64)

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

(x86)

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

(x86_64)

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-1. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for the Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation DVD for

Dell OpenManage 6.0.1, 5. 5, and 5.4 (continued)

Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation

DVD

Supported

System/Version Number for Dell OpenManage

6.0.1

Supported

System/Version

Number for Dell

OpenManage 5.5

• Microsoft

Windows

2000 Server and Advanced

Server with

SP4

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux WS,

ES, and AS

(Version 4.5)

(x86)

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux WS,

ES, and AS

(Version 4.5)

(x86_64)

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5.2 server (x86)

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5.2 server

(x86_64)

• SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server 9 SP4

(x86_64)

Supported System/

Version Number for

Dell

OpenManage 5.4

• SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server 9 SP4

(x86_64)

• SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server 10

(x86_64)

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 29

Table 4-1. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for the Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation DVD for

Dell OpenManage 6.0.1, 5. 5, and 5.4 (continued)

Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation

DVD

Supported

System/Version Number for Dell OpenManage

6.0.1

Supported

System/Version

Number for Dell

OpenManage 5.5

IT Assistant

Storage Management

Service

8.4

3.0.2

Supported System/

Version Number for

Dell

OpenManage 5.4

• SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server 10 SP2

(x86_64)

• Citrix

XenServer

Dell Edition

5.0 Flash and

HDD Image

• VMware

ESX Version

3.5 Update 2

• Microsoft

Hyper-V and

Hyper-V

Server

NOTE: See the Dell Systems Software Support Matrix on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com for the latest information on supported operating systems.

Server Administrator 6.0.1

Server Administrator

Framework

4.0

Instrumentation

Service: Server Agent

6.0

Diagnostic Service NA

5.5

3.5

5.9.5

NA

5.4

3.4

5.8

NA

8.3

3.0

8.2

2.4

30 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-1. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for the Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation DVD for

Dell OpenManage 6.0.1, 5. 5, and 5.4 (continued)

Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation

DVD

Supported

System/Version Number for Dell OpenManage

6.0.1

Supported

System/Version

Number for Dell

OpenManage 5.5

RAC Firmware

CMC iDRAC6 iDRAC

DRAC 5

DRAC 4

DRAC/MC

DRAC III, DRAC

III/XT, ERA, ERA/O,

ERA/XT

1.0

1.0

1.0/2.0

1.0

1.2

1.40

1.61

1.50

3.38

1800

1850

1855

1900

1950

1955

ERA/MC 1.44

BMC Firmware Version On Dell Systems

800

830

1.30 or later

1.44 or later

840

850

860

1425SC

1.67 or later

1.44 or later

1.67 or later

1.30 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.11 or later

1.29 or later

1.29 or later

1.10 or later

Supported System/

Version Number for

Dell

OpenManage 5.4

1.0

1.0

1.3.3

1.6.1

1.4

3.3.8

1.44

1.30 or later

1.41 or later

1.67 or later

1.41 or later

1.67 or later

1.30 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.11 or later

1.27 or later

1.27 or later

1.10 or later

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 31

Table 4-1. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for the Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation DVD for

Dell OpenManage 6.0.1, 5. 5, and 5.4 (continued)

6800

6850

6950

T300

R200

R300

T605

R900

M805

Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation

DVD

2800

2850

2900

2950

2970

M905

PowerVault 100

PowerVault 500

PowerVault 600

PowerVault NX1950

PowerVault DL2000

Supported

System/Version Number for Dell OpenManage

6.0.1

Supported

System/Version

Number for Dell

OpenManage 5.5

Supported System/

Version Number for

Dell

OpenManage 5.4

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.29 or later

1.29 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.27 or later

1.27 or later

See the appropriate readme file for the latest information.

1.64 or later

1.64 or later

1.29 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

1.64 or later

1.64 or later

1.26 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

32 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-1. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for the Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation DVD for

Dell OpenManage 6.0.1, 5. 5, and 5.4 (continued)

Dell Systems

Management Tools and Documentation

DVD

R610

R710

T610

M610 (CMC)

M710 (CMC)

Supported

System/Version Number for Dell OpenManage

6.0.1

Supported

System/Version

Number for Dell

OpenManage 5.5

1.0 (iDRAC firmware)

1.0 (iDRAC firmware)

1.0 (iDRAC firmware)

2.0 (iDRAC firmware)

2.0 (iDRAC firmware)

Supported System/

Version Number for

Dell

OpenManage 5.4

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 33

Table 4-2 shows compatible applications and Dell systems for the Dell

Systems Console and Agent CD (version 5.3) or Dell Systems Management

Tools and Documentation DVD.

Table 4-2. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Dell Systems Console and

Agent CD Version 5.3 and 5.3.0.1

Dell Systems Console and

Agent CD Component

5.3

Dell systems

(* indicates new systems for the given version of the

CD)

1750

1800

1850

1855

1900

1950

1955

2600

2650

600SC

650

700

750

750N

755N

770N

775N

800

830

840

850

860

1600SC

1650

1655MC

5.3.0.1

1750

1800

1850

1855

1900

1950

1955

2600

2650

600SC

650

700

750

750N

755N

770N

775N

800

830

840

850

860

1600SC

1650

1655MC

34 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-2. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Dell Systems Console and

Agent CD Version 5.3 and 5.3.0.1 (continued)

Dell Systems Console and

Agent CD Component

5.3

5.3.0.1

Supported operating systems

2800

2850

2900

2950

2970

4600

6600

6650

6800

6850

6950

R200

M600

M605

R900

PowerVault 100

PowerVault 500

PowerVault 600

PowerVault NX1950

• Microsoft Windows

Server 2008 Web,

Standard, Enterprise, and Core Edition (x86).

• Microsoft Windows

Server 2008 Standard,

Enterprise, DataCenter, and Core Edition (x64).

• Microsoft Windows

Server 2003 R2

Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter x64

Editions with SP2

2800

2850

2900

2950

2970

4600

6600

6650

6800

6850

6950

R200

M600

M605

R900

PowerVault 100

PowerVault 500

PowerVault 600

PowerVault NX1950

• Microsoft Windows Server

2008 Web, Standard,

Enterprise, and Core

Edition (x86).

• Microsoft Windows Server

2008 Standard, Enterprise,

DataCenter, and Core

Edition (x64).

• Microsoft Windows Server

2003 R2 Standard,

Enterprise, and

Datacenter x64 Editions with SP2

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 35

Table 4-2. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Dell Systems Console and

Agent CD Version 5.3 and 5.3.0.1 (continued)

Dell Systems Console and

Agent CD Component

5.3

5.3.0.1

• Microsoft Windows

Server 2003 R2 Standard and Enterprise Editions with SP2 (32-bit x86)

• Microsoft Windows

Server 2003 Web and

Enterprise Editions with

SP2 (32-bit x86)

• Microsoft Windows

Small Business Server

2003 R2 Standard and

Premium Editions

• Microsoft Windows

Storage Server 2003 R2

Express, Workgroup,

Standard, and

Enterprise x64 Editions

• Microsoft Windows

Unified Data Storage

Server 2003 Gold

Standard and Enterprise x64 Editions

• Microsoft Windows XP

Professional with SP2

• Microsoft Windows

2000 Server and

Advanced Server with SP4

• Red Hat Enterprise

Linux 5 server (x86)

• Red Hat Enterprise

Linux 5 server (x86_64)

• Microsoft Windows Server

2003 R2 Standard and

Enterprise Editions with

SP2 (32-bit x86)

• Microsoft Windows Server

2003 Web and Enterprise

Editions with SP2 (32-bit x86)

• Microsoft Windows Small

Business Server 2003 R2

Standard and Premium

Editions

• Microsoft Windows

Storage Server 2003 R2

Express, Workgroup,

Standard, and Enterprise x64 Editions

• Microsoft Windows Unified

Data Storage Server 2003

Gold Standard and

Enterprise x64 Editions

• Microsoft Windows XP

Professional with SP2

• Microsoft Windows 2000

Server and Advanced

Server with SP4

• Red Hat Enterprise

Linux 5 server (x86)

• Red Hat Enterprise Linux

5 server (x86_64)

36 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-2. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Dell Systems Console and

Agent CD Version 5.3 and 5.3.0.1 (continued)

Dell Systems Console and

Agent CD Component

5.3

5.3.0.1

• SUSE Linux Enterprise

Server 9 SP3(x86_64)

• SUSE Linux Enterprise

Server 10 (x86_64)

• SUSE Linux Enterprise

Server 9 SP3(x86_64)

• SUSE Linux Enterprise

Server 10 (x86_64)

NOTE: See the Dell Systems Software Support Matrix on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com for the latest information on supported operating systems.

Server Administrator

Server Administrator

Framework

Instrumentation Service:

Server Agent

Diagnostic Service

5.3

3.3

5.8

NA

5.3.0.1

3.3

5.8

NA

8.1

2.3

IT Assistant

Storage Management

Service

8.1

2.3

RAC Firmware

CMC iDRAC

DRAC 5

DRAC 4

DRAC/MC

1.0

1.0

1.30

1.60

1.4

DRAC III, ERA, ERA/O,

ERA/XT

3.35

ERA/MC 1.44

BMC Firmware Version On Dell Systems

R900

PowerVault 100

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

PowerVault 500 3.0 or later

1.0

1.0

1.30

1.60

1.4

3.35

1.44

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 37

38

Table 4-2. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Dell Systems Console and

Agent CD Version 5.3 and 5.3.0.1 (continued)

5.3

5.3.0.1

Dell Systems Console and

Agent CD Component

PowerVault 600

1955

2800

2850

2900

2950

2970

PowerVault NX1950

800

830

840

850

860

1425SC

1800

1850

1855

1900

1950

6800

6850

6950

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

1.30 or later

1.41 or later

1.67 or later

1.41 or later

1.67 or later

1.30 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

3.0 or later

3.0 or later

1.30 or later

1.41 or later

1.67 or later

1.41 or later

1.67 or later

1.30 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.11 or later

1.27 or later

1.27 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.11 or later

1.27 or later

1.27 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.27 or later

1.27 or later

1.27 or later

1.27 or later

See the appropriate readme file for the latest information.

1.64 or later

1.64 or later

1.26 or later

1.64 or later

1.64 or later

1.26 or later

Table 4-3 shows compatible applications and Dell systems for the Dell

PowerEdge Installation and Server Management CD (versions 5.2 and 5.2.1).

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-3. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and

Server Management CD Version 5.2 and 5.2.1

5.2.1

Installation and Server

Management CD Version

5.2

Dell PowerEdge systems

(* Indicates new systems for the given version of the CD)

2650

2800

2850

2900

2950

2970*

4600

6600

1750

1800

1850

1855

1900

1950

1955

2600

6650

6800

6850

6950

600SC

650

700

750

750N

755N

770N

775N

800

830

840

850

860

1600SC

1650

1655MC

R200*

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 39

40

Table 4-3. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and

Server Management CD Version 5.2 and 5.2.1 (continued)

5.2

5.2.1

Installation and Server

Management CD Version

Supported operating systems

• Microsoft Windows

Server 2003 R2 Standard,

Enterprise, and

Datacenter x64 Editions with SP2

• Microsoft Windows

Server 2003 R2 Standard and Enterprise Editions with SP2 (32-bit x86)

• Microsoft Windows

Server 2003 Web and

Enterprise Editions with

SP2 (32-bit x86)

• Microsoft Windows Small

Business Server 2003 R2

Standard and Premium

Editions

• Microsoft Windows

Storage Server 2003 R2

Express, Workgroup,

Standard, and Enterprise x64 Editions

• Microsoft Windows

Unified Data Storage

Server 2003 Gold

Standard and Enterprise x64 Editions

• Microsoft Windows XP

Professional with SP2

• Microsoft Windows 2000

Server and Advanced

Server with SP4

• Red Hat

(x86)

Enterprise Linux

WS, ES, and AS (version 4)

• Microsoft Windows Server

2003 R2 Standard,

Enterprise, and

Datacenter x64 Editions with SP2

• Microsoft Windows Server

2003 R2 Standard and

Enterprise Editions with

SP2 (32-bit x86)

• Microsoft Windows Server

2003 Web and Enterprise

Editions with SP2

(32-bit x86)

• Microsoft Windows Small

Business Server 2003 R2

Standard and Premium

Editions

• Microsoft Windows

Storage Server 2003 R2

Express, Workgroup,

Standard, and Enterprise x64 Editions

• Microsoft Windows

Unified Data Storage

Server 2003 Gold

Standard and Enterprise x64 Editions

• Microsoft Windows XP

Professional with SP2

• Microsoft Windows 2000

Server and Advanced

Server with SP4

• Red Hat Enterprise Linux

WS, ES, and AS (version 4)

(x86)

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-3. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and

Server Management CD Version 5.2 and 5.2.1 (continued)

Installation and Server

Management CD Version

5.2

5.2.1

• Red Hat Enterprise Linux

WS, ES, and AS (version 4)

(x86_64)

• Red Hat Enterprise Linux

5 server (x86)

• Red Hat Enterprise Linux

5 server (x86_64)

• SUSE Linux Enterprise

Server 9 SP3 (x86_64)

Server Administrator

Server Administrator

Framework

Instrumentation Service:

Server Agent

Diagnostic Service

5.7

IT Assistant

Storage Management

Service

RAC Firmware

• SUSE Linux Enterprise

Server 10 Gold (x86_64)

5.2

3.2

NA

8.0.1

2.2

• Red Hat Enterprise Linux

WS, ES, and AS (version 4)

(x86_64)

• Red Hat Enterprise Linux

5 server (x86)

• Red Hat Enterprise Linux

5 server (x86_64)

• SUSE Linux Enterprise

Server 9 (x86_64)

• SUSE Linux Enterprise

Server 10 (x86_64)

5.2.1

3.2

5.7

NA

8.0.1

2.2

DRAC 5

DRAC 4

DRAC/MC

1.20

1.50

1.4

DRAC III, ERA, ERA/O,

ERA/XT

3.35

ERA/MC 1.44

1.20

1.50

1.4

3.35

1.44

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 41

Table 4-3. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and

Server Management CD Version 5.2 and 5.2.1 (continued)

Installation and Server

Management CD Version

5.2

BMC Firmware Version On Dell Systems

2950

2970

6800

6850

6950

R200

1850

1855

1900

1950

1955

2800

2850

2900

800

830

840

850

860

1425SC

1800

5.2.1

1.30 or later

1.41 or later

1.67 or later

1.41 or later

1.67 or later

1.30 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.11 or later

1.27 or later

1.27 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.27 or later

1.30 or later

1.41 or later

1.67 or later

1.41 or later

1.67 or later

1.30 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.11 or later

1.27 or later

1.27 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.27 or later

1.27 or later 1.27 or later

See the appropriate readme file for the latest information.

1.64 or later

1.64 or later

1.64 or later

1.64 or later

1.26 or later

NA

1.26 or later

2.1 or later

Table 4-4 shows compatible applications and Dell systems for the Dell

PowerEdge Installation and Server Management CD (versions 5.0 to 5.1.1).

42 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-4. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and Server

Management CD Version 5.0 to 5.1.1

5.1

5.1.1

Installation and

Server Management

CD Version

5.0

Dell PowerEdge systems

(* Indicates new systems for the given version of the

CD)

2900*

2950*

4600

6600

6650

6800

6850

1850

1855

1950*

1955*

2600

2650

2800

2850

600SC

650

700

750

750N

755N

770N

775N

800

830

850

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750

1800

600SC

650

700

750

750N

755N

770N

775N

800

830

840*

850

860*

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750

1800

1850

1855

1900

1950

1955

2600

2650

2800

2850

2900

2950

4600

6600

6650

6800

6850

6950*

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 43

44

Table 4-4. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and Server

Management CD Version 5.0 to 5.1.1 (continued)

Installation and

Server Management

CD Version

5.0

Supported operating systems

• Microsoft

Windows Server

2003 family

(includes Web,

Standard,

Enterprise, and x64 Editions)

(SP1)

• Microsoft

Windows Small

Business

Server 2003 (SP1)

• Microsoft

Windows Server

2003 R2

• Microsoft

Windows Storage

Server 2003 R2

(includes Express,

Standard,

Workgroup, and

Enterprise editions)

• Windows 2000

Server family

(includes

Windows 2000

Server, Windows

2000 Advanced

Server and

Microsoft

Windows Small

Business

Server 2000)

5.1

• Microsoft

Windows Server

2003 family

(includes Web,

Standard,

Enterprise, and x64 Editions)

(SP1)

• Microsoft

Windows Small

Business

Server 2003 (SP1)

• Microsoft

Windows Server

2003 R2

• Microsoft

Windows Storage

Server 2003 R2

(includes Express,

Standard,

Workgroup, and

Enterprise editions)

• Windows 2000

Server family

(includes

Windows 2000

Server, Windows

2000 Advanced

Server and

Microsoft

Windows Small

Business

Server 2000)

5.1.1

• Microsoft

Windows Server

2003 family

(Standard and

Enterprise

Editions [R2])

(32- and 64 bit)

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-4. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and Server

Management CD Version 5.0 to 5.1.1 (continued)

Installation and

Server Management

CD Version

5.0

5.1

5.1.1

Server

Administrator

Server

Administrator

Framework

5.0

3.0

Instrumentation

Service: Server

Agent

5.6

Diagnostic Service 3.6

IT Assistant 7.2

Storage

Management Service

2.0

• Red Hat

Enterprise Linux

AS, ES, and WS version 3

(Update 6) (x 86 and x86_64)

• Red Hat

Enterprise Linux version 4 (x86 and x86_64)

• SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9 (SP3)

( x86_64)

• Red Hat

Enterprise Linux

AS, ES, and WS version 3

(Update 6) (x86 and x86_64)

• Red Hat

Enterprise Linux version 4 (x86 and x86_64)

• Red Hat

Enterprise Linux

AS version 4

(Gold) x86_64)

(x86 and

• SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9 (SP3) and 10 (Gold)

( x86_64)

• SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 10 (Gold)

( x86_64)

NOTE: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 does not support the DRAC 4 and

DRAC 5 client GUI.

5.1

5.1.1

3.1

5.6

NA

8.0

2.1

3.1.1

5.6

NA

8.0

2.1

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 45

46

Table 4-4. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and Server

Management CD Version 5.0 to 5.1.1 (continued)

5.1

5.1.1

1855

1950

1955

2800

2850

2900

2950

6800

6850

6950

800

830

840

850

860

1425SC

1800

1850

Installation and

Server Management

CD Version

5.0

RAC Firmware

DRAC 5

DRAC 4

DRAC/MC

DRAC III, ERA,

ERA/O, ERA/XT

1.0

1.35

1.3

3.3.5

ERA/MC 1.4.4

BMC Firmware Version On

1.30 or later

1.41 or later

1.0 or later

1.41 or later

1.0 or later

1.30 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.0 or later

1.0 or later

1.0 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.0 or later

1.0 or later

1.40 or later

1.40 or later

NA

1.0

1.35

1.3

3.3.5

1.4.4

1.30 or later

1.41 or later

1.0 or later

1.41 or later

1.0 or later

1.30 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.0 or later

1.0 or later

1.0 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.0 or later

1.0 or later

1.40 or later

1.40 or later

NA

1.0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

1.0 or later

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-5 shows compatible applications and Dell systems for the Dell

PowerEdge Installation and Server Management CD (versions 4.3 to 4.5.1).

Table 4-5. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and Server

Management CD Version 4.3 to 4.5.1

4.4

4.5

4.5.1

a Installation and

Server

Management

CD Version

4.3

Dell

PowerEdge systems

(* indicates new systems for the given version of the

CD)

1855

2400

2450

2500

2550

2600

2650

2800

2850

4400

350

500SC

600SC

650

700

750

800

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750

1800

1850

350

500SC

600SC

650

700

750

800

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750

1800

1850

1855

2400

2450

2500

2550

2600

2650

2800

2850

4400

350

500SC

600SC

650

700

750

800

830*

850*

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750

1800

1850

1855

2400

2450

2500

2550

2600

2650

2800

1850

2850

6800

6850

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 47

Table 4-5. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and Server

Management CD Version 4.3 to 4.5.1 (continued)

4.4

4.5

4.5.1

a

Installation and

Server

Management

CD Version

4.3

4600

6400

6450

6600

6650

6800*

6850*

8450

750N

755N

770N

775N

Supported operating systems

• Microsoft

Windows

Server 2003 family

(includes

Web,

Standard, and

Enterprise editions)

• Microsoft

Windows

Small

Business

Server [SBS]

2003

4600

6400

6450

6600

6650

6800

6850

8450

750N

755N

770N

775N

• Microsoft

Windows

Server 2003 family

(includes

Web,

Standard,

Enterprise, and x64 Editions)

(SP1)

• Microsoft

Windows

Small

Business

Server 2003

(SP1)

6850

8450

750N

755N

770N

775N

2850

4400

4600

6400

6450

6600

6650

6800

• Microsoft

Windows

Server 2003 family

(includes

Web,

Standard,

Enterprise, and x64 Editions)

(SP1)

• Microsoft

Windows

Small

Business

Server 2003

(SP1)

• Microsoft

Windows

Server 2003 family

(includes

Web,

Standard,

Enterprise, and x64 Editions)

(SP1)

• Microsoft

Windows

Small

Business

Server 2003

(SP1)

48 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-5. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and Server

Management CD Version 4.3 to 4.5.1 (continued)

4.4

4.5

4.5.1

a

Installation and

Server

Management

CD Version

4.3

• Windows

2000 Server family

(includes

Windows

2000 Server,

Windows

2000

Advanced

Server, and

Windows

Small

Business

Server 2000)

• Novell ®

NetWare ®

5.1 (Support

Pack 7 or later, plus hot fixes)

• Novell

NetWare 6.5

(Support

Pack 1 or later, plus hot fixes)

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux AS and

ES

(version 2.1)

• Windows

2000 Server family

(includes

Windows

2000 Server,

Windows

2000

Advanced

Server, and

Microsoft

Windows

Small

Business

Server 2000)

• Novell

NetWare 6.5

(Support Pack

1 or later, plus hot fixes)

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux AS, ES, and WS version 3

(x86 and x86_64)

• Windows

2000 Server family

(includes

Windows

2000 Server,

Windows

2000

Advanced

Server, and

Microsoft

Windows

Small

Business

Server 2000)

• Novell

NetWare 6.5

(Support Pack

1 or later, plus hot fixes)

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux AS, ES, and WS version 3

(x86 and x86_64)

• Windows

2000 Server family

(includes

Windows

2000 Server,

Windows

2000

Advanced

Server, and

Microsoft

Windows

Small

Business

Server 2000)

• NA

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux AS,

ES, and WS version 3

(x86 and x86_64)

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 49

Table 4-5. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and Server

Management CD Version 4.3 to 4.5.1 (continued)

Installation and

Server

Management

CD Version

4.3

4.4

4.5

4.5.1

a

Server

Administrator

Managed Node

Framework

(MNF)

2.0

2.0

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux AS, ES, and WS version 3

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux version 4 (x86 and x86_64)

2.1

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux version 4 (x86 and x86_64)

2.2

• Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux version 4

(x86 and x86_64)

2.3

2.1

2.2

2.3

5.3

5.3

5.5.1

Instrumentatio n Service:

Server Agent

5.3

Diagnostic

Service

Server

Administrator

Core

3.2

2.0

IT Assistant 7.0

3.7

Storage

Management

Service: Array

Manager

Enhanced

Storage

Management

Service

1.1

3.3

2.1

7.0

3.7

1.2

3.4

2.2

7.1

3.7

1.2

3.4.1

2.2

7.1

3.7

1.4

50 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-5. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Installation and Server

Management CD Version 4.3 to 4.5.1 (continued)

4.4

4.5

4.5.1

a

Installation and

Server

Management

CD Version

RAC Firmware

4.3

800

830

850

1425SC

1800

1850

1855

2800

2850

6800

6850

DRAC 4

DRAC/MC

DRACIII,

ERA, ERA/O, and ERA/XT

RAC firmware:

DRAC II

1.20

1.1

3.21

NOTE:

1.30

1.2

3.3

1.30

1.2

3.3

1.30

NA

NA

The DRAC II software is no longer included on the Dell Systems

Management Consoles

CD, but can be obtained from earlier releases or support.dell.com

ERA/MC 1.44

NA

BMC Firmware Version On Dell Systems

NA NA

1.30 or later

NA

NA

1.30 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.0 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.33 or later

1.33 or later

1.30 or later

NA

NA

1.30 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.0 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.33 or later

1.33 or later

1.30 or later

1.41 or later

1.41 or later

1.30 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.0 or later

1.23 or later

1.23 or later

1.33 or later

1.33 or later

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

1.23 or later

NA

NA

1.23 or later

1.40 or later

1.40 or later a. Introduced SAS support for these Dell systems: 6800 and 6850.

Table 4-6 shows compatible applications and Dell systems for Systems

Management CD version 4.1.3 to 4.2.

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 51

52

Table 4-6. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 4.1.3 to 4.2

4.1.4

4.2

Systems

Management

CD Version

Dell

PowerEdge systems

(* indicates new systems for the given version of the

CD)

4.1.3

1855* 1855

2850

4400

4600

6400

6450

6600

6650

8450

1855

2400

2450

2500

2550

2600

2650

2800

750N

755N

770N

775N

350

500SC

600SC

650

700

750

800

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750

1800

1850

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-6. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 4.1.3 to 4.2 (continued)

4.1.3

4.1.4

4.2

Systems

Management

CD Version

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003 family (includes Web,

Standard, and

Enterprise editions) and Microsoft

Windows Small

Business Server [SBS]

2003 (supported by

PowerEdge 2800 only)

Windows Server 2003 family (includes Web,

Standard, and

Enterprise editions) and Microsoft

Windows Small

Business Server [SBS]

2003 (supported by

PowerEdge 2800 only)

Windows Server 2003 family (includes Web,

Standard, and

Enterprise editions) and Microsoft

Windows Small

Business Server [SBS]

2003

Windows 2000 Server family (includes

Windows 2000 Server,

Windows 2000

Advanced Server)

Windows 2000 Server family (includes

Windows 2000 Server,

Windows 2000

Advanced Server)

Windows 2000 Server family (includes

Windows 2000 Server,

Windows 2000

Advanced Server, and

Windows 2000 SBS)

Novell NetWare 5.1

(Support Pack 7 or later, plus hot fixes)

Novell NetWare 5.1

(Support Pack 7 or later, plus hot fixes)

Novell NetWare 5.1

(Support Pack 7 or later, plus hot fixes)

NOTE: Novell NetWare is not supported on the

PowerEdge 650 system.

Novell NetWare 6.5

(Support Pack 1 or later, plus hot fixes)

Novell NetWare 6.5

(Support Pack 1 or later, plus hot fixes)

Red Hat Enterprise

Linux AS and ES version 2.1 and AS,

ES, and WS version 3

Red Hat Enterprise

Linux AS and ES version 2.1 and AS,

ES, and WS version 3

Novell NetWare 6.5

(Support Pack 1 or later, plus hot fixes)

NOTE: Novell NetWare is not supported on the

PowerEdge 650 system.

Red Hat Enterprise

Linux AS and ES version 2.1 and AS,

ES, and WS version 3

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 53

Table 4-6. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 4.1.3 to 4.2 (continued)

4.2

Systems

Management

CD Version

4.1.3

Server

Administrator

Managed Node

Framework

(MNF)

1.9.1

1.9

4.1.4

1.9.1

1.9

Instrumentation

Service: Server

Agent

5.2

5.2

Diagnostic

Service

3.1.1 3.1.1

Update Service 1.9.2

NA

See "MNF" in this table.

Server

Administrator

Core

See "MNF" in this table.

IT Assistant 6.5.3

Storage

Management

Service: Array

Manager enhanced

Storage

Management

Service

NA

1.0

RAC Firmware

6.5.3

NA

1.0.1

DRAC 4

DRAC/MC

DRACIII,

ERA, ERA/O, and ERA/XT

1.0

1.0

NA

1.1

NA

NA

1.9.2

1.9

5.2

3.1

1.9.1

See "MNF" in this table.

6.5.3

3.6

1.0

1.1

NA

3.21

54 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-6. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 4.1.3 to 4.2 (continued)

4.1.4

4.2

Systems

Management

CD Version

4.1.3

RAC firmware:

DRAC II

NA

ERA/MC NA

BMC

Firmware

Version

1.0

NA

1.0.1

NA

NOTE: The DRAC II software is no longer included on the

Systems Management

CD, but can be obtained from earlier releases or support.dell.com.

1.44

1.0.1

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 55

56

Table 4-7 shows compatible applications and Dell systems for Systems

Management CD version 4.0.1 to 4.1.2.

Table 4-7. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 4.0.1 to 4.1.2

4.0.1

4.1

4.1.1

4.1.2

Systems

Management

CD Version

Dell

PowerEdge systems

(* indicates new systems for the given version of the

CD)

1850*

2800*

2850*

1800* 800*

6400

6450

6600

6650

8450

750N

755N

770N

775N

2500

2550

2600

2650

2800

2850

4400

4600

350

500SC

600SC

650

700

750

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750

1850

2400

2450

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-7. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 4.0.1 to 4.1.2 (continued)

4.0.1

4.1

4.1.1

4.1.2

Systems

Management

CD Version

Supported operating systems

Windows Server

2003 family

(includes Web,

Standard, and

Enterprise editions) and

Microsoft

Windows Small

Business Server

[SBS] 2003

(supported by

PowerEdge 2800 only)

Windows 2000

Server family

(includes

Windows 2000

Server,

Windows 2000

Advanced

Server)

Novell

NetWare 5.1

(Support Pack 7 or later, plus hot fixes)

Windows Server

2003 family

(includes Web,

Standard, and

Enterprise editions) and

Microsoft

Windows Small

Business Server

[SBS] 2003

Windows Server

2003 family

(includes Web,

Standard, and

Enterprise editions) and

Microsoft

Windows Small

Business Server

[SBS] 2003

Windows Server

2003 family

(includes Web,

Standard, and

Enterprise editions) and

Microsoft

Windows Small

Business Server

[SBS] 2003

Windows 2000

Server family

(includes

Windows 2000

Server,

Windows 2000

Advanced

Server, and

Windows 2000

SBS)

Novell

NetWare 5.1

(Support Pack 7 or later, plus hot fixes)

NOTE: Novell

NetWare is not supported on the

PowerEdge 650 system.

Windows 2000

Server family

(includes

Windows 2000

Server,

Windows 2000

Advanced

Server, and

Windows 2000

SBS)

Novell

NetWare 5.1

(Support Pack 7 or later, plus hot fixes)

Windows 2000

Server family

(includes

Windows 2000

Server,

Windows 2000

Advanced

Server, and

Windows 2000

SBS)

Novell

NetWare 5.1

(Support Pack 7 or later, plus hot fixes)

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 57

58

Table 4-7. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 4.0.1 to 4.1.2 (continued)

Systems

Management

CD Version

4.0.1

4.1

Novell

NetWare 6.5

(Support Pack 1 or later, plus hot fixes)

Novell NetWare

6.5 (Support

Pack 1 or later, plus hot fixes)

NOTE: Novell

NetWare is not supported on the

PowerEdge 650 system.

Server

Administrator

Managed Node

Framework

(MNF)

1.8.1

1.8.1

Instrumentation

Service: Server

Agent

5.1.1

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux AS and

ES version 2.1 and AS, ES, and

WS version 3

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux AS and

ES version 2.1 and AS, ES, and

WS version 3

1.9

1.9

5.2

Remote Access

Service SW

BMC Firmware

Version

4.0.0

1.0

3.30 (DRAC III)

4.0.0 (DRAC 4)

1.0.1

Diagnostic

Service

3.0.1 3.1

Update Service 1.9

Server

Administrator

Core

See "MNF" in this table.

1.9.1

See "MNF" in this table.

4.1.1

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux AS and

ES version 2.1 and AS, ES, and

WS version 3

1.9

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux AS and

ES version 2.1 and AS, ES, and

WS version 3

1.9

1.9

5.2

NA

1.0.1

3.1

1.9.1

See "MNF" in this table.

4.1.2

Novell

NetWare 6.5

(Support Pack 1 or later, plus hot fixes)

Novell

NetWare 6.5

(Support Pack 1 or later, plus hot fixes)

1.9

5.2

NA

1.0.1

3.1

1.9.1

See "MNF" in this table.

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-7. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 4.0.1 to 4.1.2 (continued)

4.1

4.1.1

4.1.2

Systems

Management

CD Version

4.0.1

IT Assistant 6.5.2

Storage

Management

Service: Array

Manager

3.5

enhanced

Storage

Management

Service

RAC Firmware

NA

DRAC 4

RAC firmware:

DRAC II

1.0

NA

6.5.3

3.6

1.0

6.5.3

3.6

1.0

6.5.3

3.6

1.0

NA

NA

1.0

NA

NOTE: The

DRAC II software is no longer included on the

Systems

Management

CD, but can be obtained from earlier releases or support.dell.com

3.12

NA

NA

NA NA RAC firmware:

DRAC III

NA

RAC firmware:

DRAC III/XT

NA

RAC firmware:

ERA

NA

RAC firmware:

ERA/O

NA

3.12

3.12

3.12

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 59

Table 4-8 shows compatible applications and Dell systems for Systems

Management CD version 3.5 to 3.8.

Table 4-8. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 3.5 Through 3.8

3.6

3.7

3.8

Systems

Management

CD Version

Dell

PowerEdge systems

(* indicates new systems for the given version of the

CD)

3.5

2650

4400

4600

6400

6450

6600

6650

350

500SC

600SC

650

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750

2400

2450

2500

2550

2600

8450

2650

4400

4600

6400

6450

6600

6650

350

500SC

600SC

650

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750

2400

2450

2500

2550

2600

8450

2650

4400

4600

6400

6450

6600

6650

350

500SC

600SC

650

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750

2400

2450

2500

2550

2600

8450

350

500SC

600SC

650

700*

750*

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750

2400

2450

2500

2550

2600

2650

4400

4600

6400

6450

6600

6650

8450

60 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-8. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 3.5 Through 3.8 (continued)

3.5

3.6

3.7

3.8

Systems

Management

CD Version

Supported operating systems

Microsoft

Windows Server

2003

Windows Server

2003 family

Windows Server

2003 family

Windows Server

2003 family

(includes Web,

Standard, and

Enterprise editions) and

Microsoft

Windows Small

Business Server

[SBS] 2003

Windows 2000

Server family

(SP3 recommended)

Novell

NetWare 5.1

(SP4 or later)

Windows 2000

Server family

(SP3 recommended)

Novell

NetWare 5.1

(SP5 or later)

Windows 2000

Server family

(SP3 recommended)

Windows 2000

Server family

(includes

Windows 2000

Server, Windows

2000 Advanced

Server, and

Windows 2000

SBS)

Novell

NetWare 5.1

(Support Pack 6 or later)

Novell

NetWare 5.1

(Support Pack 6 or later)

NetWare 6.0

(SP1 or later)

Red Hat

Server 2.1

Linux

Advanced

NetWare 6.5 Novell NetWare

6.5 (Support

Pack 1 or later)

Novell NetWare

6.5 (Support

Pack 1 or later)

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux AS version 2.1

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux AS and

ES versions 2.1 and 3, and WS version 3

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux AS version 2.1 and

AS, ES, and WS version 3

Red Hat

Linux 9

Red Hat

Linux 9

Red Hat

Linux 9

NA

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 61

Table 4-8. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 3.5 Through 3.8 (continued)

3.8

Systems

Management

CD Version

3.5

3.6

3.7

Server

Administrator

1.5

Managed

Node

Framework

(MNF)

1.5

4.10.0

Instrumentati on Service:

Server Agent

Diagnostic

Service

Update

Service

2.5 2.6 2.7

1.6

1.6

1.6

4.11

1.7

1.7

1.7

4.12

1.8

See "MNF" in this table.

See "MNF" in this table.

Server

Administrator

Core

See "MNF" in this table.

IT Assistant 6.4.4

Storage

Management

Service: Array

Manager

3.4

6.5

3.5

6.5

3.5

1.8

1.8

5.1

3.0

1.9

See "MNF" in this table.

6.5

3.5

62 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-8. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 3.5 Through 3.8 (continued)

3.8

Systems

Management

CD Version

RAC Firmware

3.5

3.6

3.7

Remote

Access Service

(RAS)

2.5

3.0

3.10

2.5 2.5 2.5

RAC firmware:

DRAC II

RAC firmware:

DRAC III

2.5 3.0 3.10

RAC firmware:

DRAC III/XT

2.5 3.0 3.10

RAC firmware: ERA

2.5 3.0 3.10

RAC firmware:

ERA/O

2.5 3.0 3.10

3.20

2.5

3.10

3.10

3.10

3.10

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 63

Table 4-9 shows compatible applications and Dell systems for Systems

Management CD versions 3.2.3 through 3.4.

Table 4-9. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 3.2.3 Through 3.4

3.3

3.3.3

3.4

Systems

Management CD

Version

3.2.3

Dell PowerEdge systems

(* Indicates new systems for the given version of the CD)

2600

2650

4300

4350

4400

4600

6300

6350

6400

6450

6600

6650

300

350

500SC

600SC

1300

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

1655MC*

2300

2400

2450

2500

2550

8450

2650

4300

4350

4400

4600

6300

6350

6400

6450

6600

6650

8450

300

350

500SC

600SC

1300

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

2300

2400

2450

2500

2550

2600

2500

2550

2600

2650

4300

4350

4400

4600

6300

6350

6400

6450

6600

6650

300

350

500SC

600SC

650*

1300

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750*

2300

2400

2450

8450

2500

2550

2600

2650

4300

4350

4400

4600

6300

6350

6400

6450

6600

6650

300

350

500SC

600SC

650

1300

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC

1650

1655MC

1750

2300

2400

2450

8450

64 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-9. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 3.2.3 Through 3.4 (continued)

Systems

Management CD

Version

Supported operating systems

3.2.3

3.3

3.3.3

3.4

Microsoft

Windows 2000

Server Family

(SP3 recommended)

Microsoft

Windows NT ®

4.0 Server family (SP6a or later)

NetWare 5.1

(SP2 or later)

NetWare 6.0

(SP1 or later)

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux

Advanced

Server 2.1

Windows 2000

Server family

(SP3 recommended)

NetWare 5.1

(SP2 or later)

NetWare 6.0

(SP1 or later)

Windows NT

4.0 Server family (SP6a or later)

Windows 2000

Server family

(SP3 recommended)

NetWare 5.1

(SP2 or later)

NetWare 6.0

(SP1 or later)

Windows

Server 2003

Windows 2000

Server family

(SP3 recommended)

NetWare 5.1

(SP2 or later)

NetWare 6.0

(SP1 or later)

Red Hat Linux

7.3 (with the

2.4.18-4smp kernel)

Linux

Advanced

Server 2.1

Linux 7.3 (with the 2.4.18-4smp kernel)

Linux

Advanced

Server 2.1

Linux 7.3 (with the 2.4.18-4smp kernel)

Linux

Advanced

Server 2.1

Linux 8.0 and

Linux 9

1.2.3

Linux 8.0 (with the 2.4.18-

14smp kernel)

Linux 8.0 (with the 2.4.18-

14smp kernel)

1.3 1.3.4

1.4

Server

Administrator

Managed Node

Framework

(MNF)

1.2.3

1.3 1.3

1.4

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 65

Table 4-9. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 3.2.3 Through 3.4 (continued)

Systems

Management CD

Version

3.2.3

Instrumentation

Service: Server

Agent

Remote Access

Service (RAS)

4.7.2

1.3.1

3.3

3.3.3

4.8 4.8.1

2.0 2.1

3.4

4.9

2.2

2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 RAC firmware:

DRAC II

RAC firmware:

DRAC III

RAC firmware:

DRAC III/XT

RAC firmware:

ERA

1.3

NA

1.2

2.0 2.0

2.0 2.0

2.0 2.1

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.0 2.0

2.2

RAC firmware:

ERA/O

Diagnostic

Service

1.2

2.2.1

Update Service 1.3

Server

Administrator

Core

See "MNF" in this table.

IT Assistant

Storage

Management

Service: Array

Manager

6.4.2

3.3

2.3 2.3.1

1.4

See "MNF" in this table.

6.4.3

3.3

1.4.3

See "MNF" in this table.

6.4.3

3.4

2.4

1.5

See "MNF" in this table.

6.4.4

3.4

66 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-10 shows supported elements for Systems Management CD versions

3.0 through 3.2.2.

Table 4-10. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 3.0 Through 3.2.2

3.0.1

3.0.2

3.1

3.2

3.2.2

Systems

Management CD

Version

Dell PowerEdge systems

(* Indicates new systems for the given version of the CD)

3.0

2400

2450

2500

2550

4300

4350

4400

6300

300

350

500SC

1300

1400

1500SC

1550

2300

6350

6400

6450

8450

300

350

500SC

1300

1400

1500SC

1550

1650*

2300

2400

2450

2500

2550

4300

4350

4400

4600*

6300

6350

6400

6450

8450

300

350

500SC

1300

1400

1500SC

1550

1650

2300

2400

2450

2500

2550

2650*

4300

4350

4400

4600

6300

6350

6400

6450

6600*

6650*

8450

300

350

500SC

1300

1400

1500SC

1550

1650

2300

2400

2450

2500

2550

2650

4300

4350

4400

4600

6300

6350

6400

6450

6600

6650

8450

4300

4350

4400

4600

6300

6350

6400

6450

6600

6650

8450

1650

2300

2400

2450

2500

2550

2600*

2650

300

350

500SC

600SC*

1300

1400

1500SC

1550

2650

4300

4350

4400

4600

6300

6350

6400

6450

6600

6650

8450

300

350

500SC

600SC

1300

1400

1500SC

1550

1600SC*

1650

2300

2400

2450

2500

2550

2600

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 67

Table 4-10. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 3.0 Through 3.2.2 (continued)

Systems

Management CD

Version

Supported operating systems

Server

Administrator

3.0

3.0.1

3.0.2

3.1

3.2

3.2.2

Windows

NT with SP4

Windows

2000

Server family

Novell

NetWare

4.x, 5.x, or

6.x

4.0

Windows

NT 4.0

Server family

(SP6a or later)

Windows

NT 4.0

Server family

(SP6a or later)

Windows

NT 4.0

Server family

(SP6a or later)

Windows

NT 4.0

Server family

(SP6a or later)

Windows

NT 4.0

Server family

(SP6a or later)

Windows

2000

Server family

(hot fixes rec. for

SNMP)

Windows

2000

Server family

(hot fixes rec. for

SNMP)

Windows

2000

Server family

(hot fixes rec. for

SNMP)

Windows

2000

Server family

)

(SP3 rec.

Windows

2000

Server family

(SP3 rec.)

Novell

NetWare

5.1 (SP2 or later)

Linux 7.1 NetWare

6.0 (SP1 or later)

Novell

NetWare

5.1 (SP2 or later)

NetWare

6.0 (SP1 or later)

Novell

NetWare

5.1 (SP2 or later)

Novell

NetWare

5.1 (SP2 or later)

NetWare

6.0 (SP1 or later)

NetWare

6.0 (SP1 or later)

Novell

NetWare

5.1 (SP2 or later)

NetWare

6.0 (SP1 or later)

Linux

Advanced

Server 2.1

Linux 7.1

(with latest ucd-snmp package)

Linux 7.1

(with latest ucd-snmp package)

Linux 7.1

(with latest ucd-snmp package)

Linux

Advanced

Server 2.1

Linux

Advanced

Server 2.1

Linux

Advance d Server

2.1

Linux 7.3

(with the

2.4.18-

4smp kernel)

1.0 1.0.1 1.0.2 1.1 1.2

Linux 7.3

(with the

2.4.18-

4smp kernel)

1.2.2

68 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Table 4-10. Compatible Dell Systems and Applications for Systems Management CD

Versions 3.0 Through 3.2.2 (continued)

Systems

Management CD

Version

3.0

3.0.1

3.0.2

3.1

3.2

3.2.2

Managed Node

Framework

Instrumentation

Service: Server

Agent

Remote Access

Service (RAS)

RAC firmware:

DRAC II

NA NA NA NA 1.2 1.2.2

4.5.1

4.5.1

4.5.2

4.5.1

4.5.2

4.6 NA 1.2.1

NA NA NA NA 4.7 4.7.1

RAC firmware:

DRAC III

RAC firmware:

DRAC III/XT

RAC firmware:

ERA

NA 1.1 1.1 1.2 2.5 2.5

NA NA NA NA 1.3 1.3

NA NA 1.05 1.05 NA 1.0

RAC firmware:

ERA/O

Diagnostic

Service

NA NA NA 1.1 1.07 1.2

2.0

Update 1.1

1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2.1

Server

Administrator

Core

NA NA NA 1.10 1.3 1.3

6.2

6.2 6.2

6.3

"MNF" in this table.

Storage

Management

Service: Array

Manager

3.1.1

3.1.2

3.1.2

3.1.3

3.2

3.3

NOTE: The Systems Management CD versions 3.0 and later do not fully support the following Dell systems: 1300, 2100, 2200, 2300, 4100, 4200, 4300, 4350, 6100, 6300, and 6350.

Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems 69

Device Drivers and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Kernel Support

NOTE:

The "Supported Operating Systems" section of Table 4-9

and Table 4-10 includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel versions. Updated or later versions of Red

Hat Enterprise Linux may require the use of dynamic kernel support (see Dell

OpenManage Installation and Security User’s Guide

for an explanation of this feature).

The Instrumentation Service provides device drivers for the precompiled

kernels listed in Table 4-9 and Table 4-10. When the Instrumentation

Service detects that none of its prebuilt device drivers supports the running kernel, it attempts to build a device driver for that kernel. This feature of

Server Administrator is called dynamic kernel support. Server Administrator's dynamic kernel support builds a device driver when needed during the

Instrumentation Service installation or start-up.

70 Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems

Server Agent Supported Applications and Systems

5

This section provides information on instrumentation, applications, and systems that are supported by Dell OpenManage Applications CD versions 2.0 through 2.2. The Dell OpenManage Server Agent was supported concurrently with the Dell OpenManage Hardware Instrumentation Package

(HIP) by the Applications CD versions 1.3 through 1.7.

For more information about applications and systems supported by HIP, see

"Hardware Instrumentation Package Supported Applications and Systems."

For more information about Server Administrator supported applications and

systems, see "Server Administrator Supported Applications and Systems."

NOTE: The Applications CD version 2.0.1 and later does not fully support the following Dell PowerEdge ™ systems: 1300, 2100, 2200, 2300, 4100, 4200, 4300, 4350,

6100, 6300, and 6350.

Table 5-1 shows compatible applications and Dell PowerEdge systems for

each Applications CD, versions 2.0 through 2.2.

Server Agent Supported Applications and Systems 71

72

Table 5-1. Server Agent Versions, Applications, and Dell Systems

Applications

CD Version

2.0

2.0.1

2.0.2

2.1

2.2

Dell

PowerEdge systems

(* indicates new systems for the given version of the CD)

Supported operating systems

2500*

2550*

4300

4350

4400

6300

6350

6400

6450

8450

300

350

1300

1400

1550

2300

2400

2450

300SC

350

1400SC

1550

2400

2450

2500

2500SC

2550

4400

6400

6450

8450

350

500SC*

1550

300

350

500SC

1300

1400

1550

2300

2400

2450

2500

2550

4300

4350

4400

6300

6350

6400

6450

8450

Microsoft

Windows

®

NT ® 4.0 with

SP4 or later

Windows family

®

2000 Server

Novell ®

4.x or 5.x

NetWare ®

Red Hat ®

Linux 7.0

(kernel version:

2.2.16)

Windows

NT 4.0 with

SP4 or later

Windows

2000 Server family

NetWare 4.x or 5.x

Linux 7.0

(kernel version:

2.2.16)

Windows

NT 4.0 with

SP4 or later

Windows

2000 Server family

NetWare 4.x or 5.x

Linux 7.0

(kernel version:

2.2.16)

Windows

NT 4.0 with

SP 4 or later

Windows

2000 Server family

NetWare 4.x or 5.x

Linux 7.0

Windows NT

4.0 with SP4 or later

Windows

2000 Server family

NetWare 4.x or 5.x

Linux 7.0

2400

2450

2500

2550

4300

4350

4400

6300

300

350

500SC

1300

1400

1500SC*

1550

2300

6350

6400

6450

8450

Server Agent Supported Applications and Systems

Table 5-1. Server Agent Versions, Applications, and Dell Systems (continued)

Applications

CD Version

2.0

2.0.1

2.0.2

2.1

2.2

Instrumenta tion Service:

Server Agent

4.3

Remote

Access

Service:

DRAC II

2.3.2 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.4 2.4

Remote

Access

Service:

DRAC III

Online

Diagnostics

NA NA NA NA NA

1.1

6.0 6.0

3.0 3.0

6.0 6.0

3.0

3.1

Storage

Management

Service:

Array

Manager

2.7

Server Agent Supported Applications and Systems 73

74 Server Agent Supported Applications and Systems

6

Hardware Instrumentation Package

Supported Applications and

Systems

This section provides information about instrumentation, applications, and systems that are supported by the Dell OpenManage Applications CD versions 1.1 through 1.7. Both the DellOpenManage Hardware

Instrumentation Package (HIP) and the Dell OpenManage Server Agent are supported by the Applications CD versions 1.3 through 1.7.

For more information about applications and systems supported by Server

Agent, see "Server Agent Supported Applications and Systems."

Table 6-1 shows compatible applications and Dell PowerEdge™ systems for

the Applications CD versions 1.1 through 1.7.

Table 6-1. HIP Versions, Applications, and Dell PowerEdge Systems

Applications

CD Version

1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7

PowerEdge systems

(* Indicates new systems for the given version of the

CD)

4300

4350

4400

6100

6300

6350

6400

6450

8450

1300

2100

2200

2300

2400

2450

4100

4200

4300

4350

4400

6100

6300

6350

6400

6450

8450

1300

2100

2200

2300

2400

2450

4100

4200

4300

4350

4400

6100

6300

6350

6400

6450

8450

1300

2100

2200

2300

2400

2450

4100

4200

4300

4350

4400

6100

6300

6350

6400

6450

8450

1300

2100

2200

2300

2400

2450

4100

4200

4200

4300

4350

4400

6100

6300

6350

6400

6450

8450

1300

1400*

2100

2200

2300

2400

2450

4100

4350

4400

6300

6350

6400

6450

8450

300*

1300

1400

1550*

2300

2400

2450

4300

4300

4350

4400

6300

6350

6400

6450

8450

300

350*

1300

1400

1550

2300

2400

2450

75 Hardware Instrumentation Package Supported Applications and Systems

Table 6-1. HIP Versions, Applications, and Dell PowerEdge Systems (continued)

Applications

CD Version

1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7

Supported operating systems

Microsoft ®

Windows

NT ® 4.0 with SP3 or later

Windows

NT 4.0 with SP3 or later

Windows

NT 4.0 with SP4 or later

Windows

2000 Server family

®

Windows

NT 4.0 with SP4 or later

Windows

2000

Server family

Novell ®

NetWare ®

4.11 with

SP5 or later

Novell

NetWare

4.11 with

SP5 or later

Windows

NT 4.0 with SP4 or later

Windows

2000

Server family

Windows

NT 4.0 with SP4 or later

Windows

2000

Server family

Windows

NT 4.0 with SP4 or later

Windows

2000

Server family

NetWare

5.0

NetWare

5.0

NetWare

4.x or 5.x

NetWare

4.x or 5.x

NetWare

4.x or 5.x

NetWare

4.x or 5.x

NetWare

4.x or 5.x

Instrumentation

Service: HIP

3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.2

Instrumentation

Service: Server

Agent

NA NA

Remote Access

Service: DRAC II

2.2.1 2.2.1 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3.1 2.3.1

Online

Diagnostics

NA NA NA NA NA NA 1.0

5.1 5.1

1.5 1.5

5.1 5.2

6.0

6.0 6.0

2.0 2.0 2.5 2.5 2.7 Storage

Management

Service: Array

Manager

76 Hardware Instrumentation Package Supported Applications and Systems

7

BIOS Update Requirements

Overview

Prior to Dell OpenManage 4.3, Server Administrator Update Service provided the ability to update system BIOS remotely from within the Server

Administrator GUI. The Update Service also provided interfaces for updating many firmware and driver packages. The remote BIOS update capability did not require that you be logged in directly to the system whose BIOS you were updating. If the target system had the minimum required BIOS version installed, you could update the BIOS to the latest version remotely. The purpose of this section is to help you to identify the minimum prerequisite

BIOS version to update to the latest available BIOS for each supported

Dell™ PowerEdge™ system. You can use this method of BIOS update only if you are running Dell OpenManage Systems Management CD version 4.2 or earlier.

NOTE: Starting with Dell OpenManage version 4.3, the Systems Management CD has been replaced by the Dell PowerEdge Installation and Server Management CD.

References in this guide to the Systems Management CD are for Dell OpenManage versions 3.0 through 4.2.

NOTE: Starting with Dell OpenManage version 4.3, you can update your system’s

BIOS, drivers, and firmware from the Dell PowerEdge Server Update Utility CD or the Dell Server Updates DVD or from the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.

Minimum Requirements for BIOS Update Support

This section lists the minimum BIOS requirements for upgrading to the latest BIOS version available for each Dell PowerEdge system supported by

Server Administrator. You can download the latest BIOS versions from the

Dell Support website at support.dell.com.

To locate the BIOS update files that you want, perform the steps in the following subsections.

BIOS Update Requirements 77

Downloading the Latest BIOS Packages

1 Go to the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.

2 Click I'm looking for drivers and downloads.

3 Specify your system either by entering your Service Tag or by selecting the product model. Click Confirm.

4 Expand Bios and click Download Now.

The File Download window appears.

5 Specify where you want to save your FlashBIOS file and click OK.

A download complete pop-up window appears.

6 Follow the installation instructions (appropriate for your file format) that appear on the Download and Install page.

Minimum Required and Latest Available BIOS for

Update by System

Table 7-1 lists the minimum version of the BIOS that must be installed on each system for the latest FlashBIOS package to be applied by remote update.

For the latest available BIOS version for each system that Server

Administrator supports, see the Dell PowerEdge Server Update Utility CD or the Dell Server Updates DVD.

Table 7-1. PowerEdge Systems and Minimum BIOS Versions Required for

Remote Flash Update

PowerEdge System Minimum BIOS Required for Remote Flash Update

300 A00

350 BIOS update is not supported for PowerEdge 350 systems.

500SC A05

600SC A00

650 A01

700 A00

78 BIOS Update Requirements

Table 7-1. PowerEdge Systems and Minimum BIOS Versions Required for

Remote Flash Update (continued)

PowerEdge System Minimum BIOS Required for Remote Flash Update

750

800

A00

A00

1300 A04

1400/1400SC A00

1500SC A04

1550 A01

1600SC A00

1650 A05

1655MC A00

1750 A05

1800

1850

A00

A00

1855 A00

2300 A09

2400 A01

2450 A02

2500/2500SC A00

2550 A06

2600 A01

2650 A00

4300 A06

4350 A03

4400 A04

4600 A00

BIOS Update Requirements 79

Table 7-1. PowerEdge Systems and Minimum BIOS Versions Required for

Remote Flash Update (continued)

PowerEdge System Minimum BIOS Required for Remote Flash Update

6300 A08

6350 A08

6400 A01

6450 A01

6600 A08

6650 A08

8450 A06

80 BIOS Update Requirements

8

RAID Controller Supported Servers,

Operating Systems, Firmware, and

Driver Versions

Overview

Starting with Dell™ OpenManage™ Server Administrator version 5.0, only the enhanced Storage Management Service will be supported. The Storage

Management Service allows you to configure and manage your storage devices from within Server Administrator.

NOTE: Suppport for SUSE ® Linux Enterprise Server (versions 9) operating system is removed in Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1.

NOTE: The Storage Management Service mentioned in this guide refers to the enhanced Storage Management Service. Server Administrator no longer supports the basic Storage Management Service (also known as Array Manager).

NOTE:

See Table 1-1 for information on where you can find the systems

management software.

Most versions of the systems management CD support management of RAID controllers in the form of PERC cards, and some systems management releases also support CERC IDE and SATA controllers. System administrators responsible for monitoring the compatibility of their systems' storage devices need a clear matrix that shows the elements that are compatible with a particular storage controller. Each storage controller version in turn supports a specific array of elements, including:

• Version of the Storage Management Service

• Dell system

• Firmware version number required for a particular controller

• Supported operating systems, where each operating system requires a specific driver

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 81

For more information on Storage Management Services see the Dell

OpenManage Server Administrator User's Guide and the Dell OpenManage

Storage Management User’s Guide either on the Dell Support website at

support.dell.com or on the Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation

DVD.

Five types of controllers are included in this section:

• The RAID controller card group contains the following controllers:

PERC 3/DC, PERC 3/SC, PERC 3/QC, PERC 4/SC, PERC 4/DC,

PERC 4e/DC, PERC 5/E, PERC 5/i Adapter, PERC 5/i Integrated,

SAS 5/iR Adapter, SAS 6/iR Integrated, PERC 6/E, PERC 6/i Adapter,

PERC 6/i Integrated, SAS 6/iR Adapter, CERC 6/i Integrated,

CERC ATA 100/4 Channel, and CERC SATA 1.5/6 Channel.

• The RAID on motherboard (ROMB) group includes the following controllers: PERC 3/Di, PERC 4/Di, PERC 4e/Di, PERC 4e/Si,

CERC SATA 1.5/2S, and SAS 5/iR Integrated.

• The internal mirroring group, provided through the system BIOS, includes the PERC 4/IM controller.

• The LSI 1020/1030 embedded SCSI controller.

• The SAS 5/i Integrated and SAS 5/E controller.

NOTE: The firmware and drivers listed in this section refer to the minimum supported version as of the publication date of this document. Later versions of the firmware and drivers may also be supported or required. For the most recent driver and firmware requirements, see the Dell Support website at support.dell.com for the Storage Management Service.

Key to Table Footnotes

Some drivers in the following tables are marked with an asterisk. You can refer to the following paragraph for more information:

Linux Driver Included in RPM*

The 1.1.4 Linux driver is included in RPM 2302 (Red Hat ®

Package Manager 2302).

82 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

PERC 4/DC

The PERC 4/DC supports the following Dell PowerEdge™ systems: 650, 750,

800, 1650, 1750, 1800, 1850, 2500, 2550, 2600, 2650, 2800, 2850, 4400, 4600,

6400, 6450, 6600, 6650, 6800, 6850, and 8450.

The PERC 4/DC supports the following Dell PowerVault systems: PV745N,

PV770N, and PV775N.

Table 8-1 shows the other elements supported by the PERC 4/DC.

Table 8-1. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/DC

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Microsoft

®

Windows

®

2000

Driver

1.1

1.2

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

4.3

4.4

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

3500

351Q

351X

(32-bit)

351S

(64-bit)

351X

(32-bit)

351S

(64-bit)

351S

(64-bit)

5.46

5.48

5.48

5.48

NA

352D

(64-bit)

5.48

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

®

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux

Driver

®

3

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

®

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

6.41.2.32 2.10.7

NA NA NA

NA 6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.7

2.20.4.4 NA

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4 NA 2.20.4.7

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4 NA

6.46.3.64 NA NA NA

2.20.4.7

NA

NA

2.4

5.4

352D

(64-bit)

5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4 NA

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4 NA NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 83

Table 8-1. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/DC (continued)

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Microsoft

®

Windows

®

2000

Driver

3.0

3.0.2

5.5

6.0.1

352D

(64-bit)

352D

(64-bit)

5.48

5.48

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

®

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux

Driver

®

3

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

®

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4 NA NA

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4 NA NA

PERC 4e/DC

The PERC 4e/DC supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 830, 850,

1800, 1850, 1900, 1950, 2800, 2850, 2900, 2950, 2970, 6800, and 6850.

Table 8-2 shows the other elements supported by the PERC 4e/DC.

Table 8-2. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/e DC

Storage

Management

Service

1.1

1.2

2.0

Dell OpenManage

Version

4.3

4.4

5.0

PERC Firmware

Version

Windows 2000

Driver

Windows Server

2003 Driver

Windows Server

2008 Driver

513T

521Q

521X

5.46

5.48

5.48

6.41.2.32

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

NA

NA

NA

84 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-2. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/e DC (continued)

Storage

Management

Service

2.1

Dell OpenManage

Version

5.1

PERC Firmware

Version

Windows 2000

Driver

Windows Server

2003 Driver

Windows Server

2008 Driver

521X 5.48

NA

2.2

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

522A

5A2D

5A2D

5B2D

5B2D

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

NA

Native

Native

Native

Native

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 85

Table 8-3. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/e DC

Storage

Management

Service

2.2

2.3

2.4

3.0

1.1

1.2

2.0

2.1

Dell OpenManage

Version

4.3

4.4

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

PERC

Firmware

Version

513T

521Q

521X

521X

522A

5A2D

5A2D

5B2D

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

2.10.7

2.10.7

2.10.10.1

2.10.10.1

2.10.10.1

2.10.10.1

2.10.10.1

2.10.10.1

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

NA

2.20.4.4

2.20.4.4

2.20.4.4

2.20.4.4

2.20.4.4

2.20.4.4

2.20.4.4

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and

10)

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

2.20.4.7

2.20.4.7

2.20.4.7

2.20.4.7

2.20.4.7

2.20.4.7

3.0.2

6.0.1

5B2D 2.10.10.1

2.20.4.4

NA 2.20.4.7

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only

Gold for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and

Gold for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only

Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE

Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell

Open-Manage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red

Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

86 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

PERC 3/DC

The PERC 3/DC supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 1550, 1650,

1750, 2400, 2450, 2500, 2550, 2600, 2650, 4400, 4600, 6400, 6450, 6600, 6650,

7150, and 8450.

The PERC 3/DC supports the following Dell PowerVault systems: PV735N,

PV750N, PV755N, PV770N, and PV775N.

Table 8-4 shows the other elements supported by the PERC 3/DC.

Table 8-4. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 3/DC

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

1.1

1.2

2.0

4.3

4.4

5.0

PERC

Firmware

Version

Windows

2000

Driver

1970

198Q

198X

5.46

5.48

5.48

Windows

Server 2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

6.41.2.32 2.10.7

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.41.2.64

(64-bit)

2.10.7

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

NA

2.20.4.4

NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

2.1

2.2

5.1

5.2

198X

199A

5.48

NA

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA 2.20.4.4

NA

NA

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 87

Table 8-4. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 3/DC (continued)

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Windows

2000

Driver

Windows

Server 2003

Driver

2.3

5.3

199D 5.48

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA 6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.4

3.0

5.4

5.5

199D

199D

5.48

5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA

NA

NA

3.0.2

6.0.1

199D 5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA NA

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise

Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

88 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

PERC 3/QC

The PERC 3/QC supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 2400, 2450,

2500, 2550, 2600, 2650, 4400, 4600, 6400, 6450, 6600, 6650, 7150, and 8450.

The PERC 3/QC supports the following Dell PowerVault systems: PV735N

PV750N, PV755N, PV770N, and PV775N.

Table 8-5 shows the other elements supported by the PERC 3/QC.

Table 8-5. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 3/QC

Storage

Managemen t Service

1.1

1.2

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

4.3

4.4

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

1970

198Q

198X

198X

199A

199D

Windo ws 2000

Driver

Windows

Server 2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

2.10.7

2.10.7

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

NA

2.20.4.4

NA

NA

SUSE

Linux

Enterpris e Server

(versions

9 and 10)

NA

NA

5.46

6.41.2.32

5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.41.2.64

(64-bit)

5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

NA 6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

5.48

6.46.2.32(32bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

NA 2.20.4.4

NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 89

90

Table 8-5. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 3/QC (continued)

Storage

Managemen t Service

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

199D

199D

199D

Windo ws 2000

Driver

Windows

Server 2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

SUSE

Linux

Enterpris e Server

(versions

9 and 10)

NA 5.48

6.46.2.32(32bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

5.48

6.46.2.32(32bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

5.48

6.46.2.32(32bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

NA

NA

PERC 4/Di

The PERC 4/Di supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 1750 and

2600.

Table 8-6 shows the other elements supported by the PERC 4/Di.

Table 8-6. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/Di

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Windows

2000

Driver

4130 5.46

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

6.41.2.32 2.10.7

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA NA NA 1.1 on a

PowerEdge™

1750

4.3

1.1 on a

PowerEdge

2600

4.3

2.500

5.46

6.41.2.32 2.10.7

NA NA NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-6. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/Di (continued)

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Windows

2000

Driver

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

1.2 on a

PowerEdge

1750

1.2 on a

PowerEdge

2600

2.0 on a

PowerEdge

1750

2.0 on a

PowerEdge

2600

2.1 on a

PowerEdge

1750

2.1 on a

PowerEdge

2600

2.2 on a

PowerEdge

2600

2.2 on a

PowerEdge

1750

4.4

4.4

5.0

5.0

5.1

5.1

5.2

5.2

421Q

251Q

421W

251X

421W

251X

252A

422A

5.48

5.48

5.48

5.48

5.48

5.48

NA

NA

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.41.2.32

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.41.2.32

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

2.10.7

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

2.20.4.4

NA NA

2.10.7

2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

NA

2.20.4.4

2.20.4.4

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 91

Table 8-6. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/Di (continued)

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Windows

2000

Driver

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

2.3 on a

PowerEdge

2600

2.3 on a

PowerEdge

1750

2.4 on a

PowerEdge

2600

2.4 on a

PowerEdge

1750

3.0 on a

PowerEdge

2600

3.0 on a

PowerEdge

1750

5.3

5.3

5.4

5.4

5.5

5.5

252D

422D

252D

422D

252D

422D

5.48

5.48

5.48

5.48

5.48

5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

CERC ATA 100 4/CH

The CERC ATA 100 4/CH supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems:

400, 500SC, 600SC, 650, 1400SC, and 1600SC.

The CERC ATA 100 4/CH supports the following Dell PowerVault system:

PV725N.

92 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-7 shows the other elements supported by the CERC ATA 100 4/CH.

Table 8-7. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: CERC ATA 100 4/CH

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Windows

2000

Driver

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

1.1

1.2

2.0

3.0

3.0.2

4.3

4.4

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

6.62

6.62

6.62

6.62

6.62

6.62

6.62

6.62

6.62

5.46

5.46

5.46

5.46

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

6.41.2.32 Native

6.41.2.32 2.10.1

6.41.2.32 2.10.1

6.41.2.32 2.10.1

6.41.2.32 NA

6.41.2.32 NA

6.41.2.32 NA

6.41.2.32 NA

6.41.2.32 NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA NA NA

2.10.1

2.10.1

2.10.1

2.10.1

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

2.10.1

2.10.1

2.10.1

2.10.1

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

PERC 3/Di

The PERC 3/Di supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 1650, 2500,

2550, 2650, 4400, and 4600.

Table 8-8 and Table 8-9 show the other elements supported by the

PERC 3/Di.

Table 8-8. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 3/Di

Storage

Management

Service*

1.1 on a

PowerEdge 1650

1.1 on a

PowerEdge 2650

1.1 on a

PowerEdge 4600

Dell OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

4.3

2.8.0.6092

4.3

4.3

2.8.0.6092

2.8.0.6092

Windows 2000

Driver

2.8.0.6085

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

Windows

Server

Driver

® 2003

2.8.0.6085

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

Windows Server

2008

NA

NA

NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 93

94

Table 8-8. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 3/Di (continued)

Storage

Management

Service*

1.2 on a

PowerEdge 1650

1.2 on a

PowerEdge 2650

1.2 on a

PowerEdge 4600

2.0 on a

PowerEdge 1650

2.0 on a

PowerEdge 2650

2.0 on a

PowerEdge 4600

2.1 on a

PowerEdge 1650

2.1 on a

PowerEdge 2650

2.1 on a

PowerEdge 4600

2.2 on a

PowerEdge 1650

2.2 on a

PowerEdge 2650

2.2 on a

PowerEdge 4600

2.3 on a

PowerEdge 1650

2.3 on a

PowerEdge 2650

2.3 on a

PowerEdge 4600

2.4 on a

PowerEdge 1650

Dell OpenManage

Version

4.4

PERC

Firmware

Version

2.8.0.6092

4.4

4.4

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.1

5.1

5.1

5.2

5.2

5.2

5.3

5.3

5.3

5.4

2.8.0.6092

2.8.0.6092

2.8.1-6098

2.8.1-6098

2.8.1-6098

2.8.1-6098

2.8.1-6098

2.8.1-6098

2.8.1-6098

2.8.1-6098

2.8.1-6098

2.8.1-7692

2.8.1-7692

2.8.1-7692

2.8.1-7692

Windows 2000

Driver

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Windows

Server

Driver

®

2003

2.8.0.6085

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6085*

2.8.0.6084

2.8.0.6084

2.8.0.6084

2.8.0.6084

2.8.0.6084

2.8.0.6084

2.8.0.6084

Windows Server

2008

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

2.8.1.7691

2.8.1.7691

2.8.1.7691

2.8.1.7691

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-8. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 3/Di (continued)

Storage

Management

Service*

2.4 on a

PowerEdge 2650

Dell OpenManage

Version

5.4

PERC

Firmware

Version

2.8.1-7692

Windows 2000

Driver

NA

Windows

Server

Driver

®

2003

2.8.0.6084

2.4 on a

PowerEdge 4600

3.0

5.4

2.8.1-7692 NA 2.8.0.6084

5.5

2.8.1-7692 NA 2.8.0.6084

3.0.2

6.0.1

2.8.1-7692 NA 2.8.0.6084

* The 1.1.4 Linux driver is included in the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) 2302.

Windows Server

2008

2.8.1.7691

2.8.1.7691

2.8.1.7691

2.8.1.7691

Table 8-9. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 3/Di

Storage

Management

Service*

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

2.8.0.6092 1.1.4*

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

NA

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA 1.1 on a

PowerEdge 1650

1.1 on a

PowerEdge 2650

1.1 on a

PowerEdge 4600

1.2 on a

PowerEdge 1650

1.2 on a

PowerEdge 2650

1.2 on a

PowerEdge 4600

2.0 on a

PowerEdge 1650

2.0 on a

PowerEdge 2650

2.0 on a

PowerEdge 4600

4.3

4.3

4.3

4.4

4.4

4.4

5.0

5.0

5.0

2.8.0.6092 1.1.4*

2.8.0.6092 1.1.4*

2.8.0.6092 1.1.4*

2.8.0.6092 1.1.4*

2.8.0.6092 1.1.4*

2.8.1-6098 1.1.4*

2.8.1-6098 1.1.4*

2.8.1-6098 1.1.4*

NA

NA

NA

NA

1.1.5.2372

NA

1.1.5.2372

NA

1.1.5.2372

NA

1.1.5.2392

NA

1.1.5.2392

NA

1.1.5.2392

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 95

Table 8-9. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 3/Di (continued)

Storage

Management

Service*

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

1.1.5.2392

NA 2.1 on a

PowerEdge 1650

5.1

2.1 on a

PowerEdge 2650

2.1 on a

PowerEdge 4600

5.1

5.1

2.2 on a

PowerEdge 1650

2.2on a

PowerEdge 2650

5.2

5.2

2.2 on a

PowerEdge 4600

2.3 on a

PowerEdge 1650

5.2

5.3

2.8.1-6098 1.1.4*

2.8.1-6098 1.1.4*

2.8.1-6098 1.1.4*

2.8.1-6098 NA

2.8.1-6098 NA

2.8.1-6098 NA

2.8.1-7692 NA

1.1.5.2392

1.1.5.2392

NA

NA

1.1.5.2372.1 NA

1.1.5.2372.1 NA

1.1.5.2372.1 NA

1.1.5.2372.1 NA

2.3 on a

PowerEdge 2650

2.3 on a

PowerEdge 4600

5.3

5.3

2.4 on a

PowerEdge 1650

2.4 on a

PowerEdge 2650

5.4

5.4

2.8.1-7692

2.8.1-7692

2.8.1-7692

2.8.1-7692

NA

NA

NA

NA

1.1.5.2372.1 NA

1.1.5.2372.1 NA

1.1.5.2372.1 NA

1.1.5.2372.1 NA

2.4 on a

PowerEdge 4600

3.0

5.4

2.8.1-7692 NA 1.1.5.2372.1 NA

5.5

2.8.1-7692 NA 1.1.5.2372.1 NA

3.0.2

6.0.1

2.8.1-7692 NA 1.1.5.2372.1 NA

* The 1.1.4 Linux driver is included in the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) 2302.

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

96 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

PERC 4/IM

The PERC 4/IM supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 1655MC and 1855.

Table 8-10 and Table 8-11 show the other elements supported by the PERC

4/IM.

Table 8-10. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/IM

Storage

Management

Service

Dell OpenManage

Version

1.1 on PowerEdge

1655MC

4.3

1.0.1 on

PowerEdge 1855

4.1.4

1.2 on PowerEdge

1655MC

4.4

1.2 on PowerEdge

1855

4.4

2.0 on PowerEdge

1655MC

5.0

2.0 on PowerEdge

1855

5.0

2.1 on PowerEdge

1655MC

5.1

2.1 on PowerEdge

1855

5.1

2.2 on PowerEdge

1655MC

5.2

2.2 on PowerEdge

1855

5.2

2.3 on PowerEdge

1655MC

5.3

2.3 on PowerEdge

1855

5.3

2.4 on PowerEdge

1655MC

5.4

PERC

Firmware Version

1.00.12.00

1.00.0c.00 Hex

1.03.23.90

1.00.12.00

1.00.0c.00 Hex

1.03.23.90

1.03.23.90

1.03.23.90

1.03.23.90

1.03.23.90

1.03.23.90

1.03.23.90

1.00.12.00

1.03.23.90

1.00.12.00

Windows 2000

Driver

1.08.06

Windows

Server 2003

Driver

1.08.18

(Native)

1.09.11

1.09.11

1.08.06

1.09.11

1.08.06

1.09.11

1.08.06

1.09.11

NA

NA

1.08.06

1.09.11

1.08.06

1.08.18

(Native)

1.09.11

Native

1.09.11

Native

1.09.11

Native

1.09.11

Native

1.09.11

Native

Windows

Server 2008

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Native

NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 97

98

Table 8-10. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/IM (continued)

Storage

Management

Service

Dell OpenManage

Version

2.4 on PowerEdge

1855

5.4

3.0 on PowerEdge

1655MC

5.5

3.0 on PowerEdge

1855

5.5

PERC

Firmware Version

1.03.23.90

1.00.12.00

1.03.23.90

Windows 2000

Driver

1.09.11

Windows

Server 2003

Driver

1.09.11

1.08.06

1.09.11

Native

1.09.11

Windows

Server 2008

Native

NA

Native

Table 8-11. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/IM

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware Version

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

4.3

1.00.12.00

1.00.0c.00 Hex

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

NA

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA 1.1 on

PowerEdge

1655MC

1.0.1 on

PowerEdge

1855

1.2 on

PowerEdge

1655MC

1.2 on

PowerEdge

1855

2.0 on

PowerEdge

1655MC

2.0 on

PowerEdge

1855

2.1 on

PowerEdge

1655MC

4.1.4

4.4

4.4

5.0

5.0

5.1

1.03.23.90

1.00.12.00

1.00.0c.00 Hex

1.03.23.90

1.03.23.90

1.03.23.90

1.03.23.90

Native

NA

Native

NA

Native

NA

NA

NA

Native

NA

Native

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-11. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/IM (continued)

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware Version

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

5.1

1.03.23.90

Native

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Native

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

NA

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA 2.1 on

PowerEdge

1855

2.2 on

PowerEdge

1655MC

2.2 on

PowerEdge

1855

2.3 on

PowerEdge

1655MC

2.3 on

PowerEdge

1855

2.4 on

PowerEdge

1655MC

2.4 on

PowerEdge

1855

3.0 on

PowerEdge

1655MC

3.0 on

PowerEdge

1855

5.2

5.2

5.3

5.3

5.4

5.4

5.5

5.5

1.03.23.90

1.03.23.90

1.00.12.00

1.03.23.90

1.00.12.00

1.03.23.90

1.00.12.00

1.03.23.90

NA

NA

NA

2.05.16

NA

2.05.16

NA

2.05.16

NA

Native

NA

Native

NA

Native

NA

Native

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

PERC 4/SC

The PERC 4/SC supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 500SC,

600SC, 650, 700, 750, 800, 830, 850, 1400SC, 1500SC, 1600SC, 1800, and 1850.

Table 8-12 shows the other elements supported by the PERC 4/SC.

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 99

100

Table 8-12. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4/SC

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Windows

2000

Driver

1.1

1.2

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

4.3

4.4

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

3500

351Q

351X

351X

352B

352D

(64-bit)

352D

(64-bit)

352D

(64-bit)

352D

(64-bit)

5.46

5.48

5.48

5.48

NA

5.48

5.48

5.48

5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

6.41.2.32 2.10.7

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.7

NA

2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

NA 2.20.4.4

NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4 NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4 NA

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4 NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4 NA

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

CERC SATA 1.5/6 Channel

The CERC SATA 1.5/6 Channel supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems:

700, 750, 800, 830, 850, 1420SC, and 1800.

The CERC SATA 1.5/6 Channel supports the following Dell PowerVault system:

PV745N.

Table 8-13 and Table 8-14 show the other elements supported by the CERC

SATA 1.5/6 Channel.

Table 8-13. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

CERC SATA 1.5/6 Channel

Storage

Management

Service

1.1

1.2

Dell OpenManage

Version

4.3

4.4

PERC Firmware

Version

4.1.0-7403

4.1.0.7406

Windows 2000

Driver

4.1.0-7010

4.1.0.7010

Windows

Server 2003

Driver

4.1.0-7010

4.1.0.7010

(32-bit)

4.1.1.7035

(64-bit)

2.0

2.1

5.0

5.1

4.1.0.7417

4.1.0.7417

4.1.0.7010

4.1.0.7010

4.1.0.7010

(32-bit)

4.1.1.7038

(64-bit)

4.1.0.7010

(32-bit)

4.1.1.7038

(64-bit)

2.2

5.2

4.1.0.7417

4.1.0.7419

4.1.0.7419

4.1.0.7419

NA

4.1.1.7040

4.1.1.7040

4.1.1.7040

4.1.0.7010

(32-bit)

4.1.1.7038

(64-bit)

4.1.1.7040

2.3

2.4

3.0

5.3

5.4

5.5

4.1.1.7043

4.1.1.7043

3.0.2

6.0.1

4.1.0.7419

4.1.1.7040

4.1.1.7043

* The 1.1.4 Linux driver is included in the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) 2302.

Windows

Server 2008

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

4.1.1.7040

4.1.1.7040

4.1.1.7040

4.1.1.7040

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 101

Table 8-14. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: CERC SATA 1.5/6

Channel

Storage

Management

Service

1.1

1.2

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

3.0

Dell

OpenManage

Version

4.3

4.4

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

PERC

Firmware

Version

4.1.0.7417

4.1.0.7417

4.1.0.7417

4.1.0.7419

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

4.1.0-7403 1.1.4*

4.1.0.7406

1.1.4*

1.1.4*

1.1.4*

NA

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

NA

NA

5.4

5.5

4.1.0.7419

NA

4.1.0.7419

NA

1.1.5-2392 NA

1.1.5-2392 NA

3.0.2

6.0.1

4.1.0.7419

NA 1.1.5-2392 NA

* The 1.1.4 Linux driver is included in the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) 2302.

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

NA

NA

1.1.5-2372 NA

1.1.5-2372 NA

1.1.5-2392 NA

1.1.5-2392 NA

SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

102 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

PERC 4e/Di

The PERC 4e/DI supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 2800, 2850,

6800, and 6850.

Table 8-15 shows the other elements supported by the PERC 4e/Di.

Table 8-15. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4e/Di

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

1.1

1.2

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3 on

PowerEdge

2850

2.3 on

PowerEdge

6850

4.3

4.4

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.3

PERC

Firmware

Version

Windows

2000

Driver

5130

521Q

521X

521X

522A

5A2D

5A2D

5.46

5.48

5.48

5.48

NA

5.48

5.48

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions

9 and 10)

NA

NA

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.41.2.32 2.10.7

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.7

NA

2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

NA

NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

NA 2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

NA

NA

2.20.4.7

2.20.4.7

2.20.4.7

2.20.4.7

2.20.4.7

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 103

Table 8-15. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4e/Di (continued)

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

2.4 on

PowerEdge

2850

5.4

PERC

Firmware

Version

Windows

2000

Driver

5A2D 5.48

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions

9 and 10)

2.20.4.7

2.4 on

PowerEdge

6850

3.0 on

PowerEdge

2850

5.4

5.5

5A2D

5B2D

5.48

5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

2.20.4.7

2.20.4.7

3.0 on

PowerEdge

6850

5.5

5B2D 5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA 2.20.4.7

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise

Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

104 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

PERC 4e/Si

The PERC 4e/Si supports the following Dell PowerEdge system: 1850.

Table 8-16 show the other elements supported by the PERC 4e/Si.

Table 8-16. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4e/Si

Storage

Management

Service

1.1

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

4.3

5130

Windows

2000

Driver

5.46

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

6.41.2.32 2.10.7

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA NA

1.2

4.4

521Q 5.48

2.10.7

2.20.4.4

NA NA

2.0

2.1

2.2

5.0

5.1

5.2

521X

521X

522A

5.48

5.48

NA

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA 2.20.4.4

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

2.3

2.4

5.3

5.4

5A2D 5.48

5A2D 5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA

Native

Native

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 105

Table 8-16. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 4e/Si (continued)

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Windows

2000

Driver

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA Native 3.0

5.5

5B2D 5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

3.0.2

6.0.1

5B2D 5.48

6.46.2.32

(32-bit)

6.46.3.64

(64-bit)

2.10.10.1 2.20.4.4

NA Native

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise

Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

PERC 5/E Adapter

The PERC 5/E Adapter supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 840,

860, 1850, 1900, 1950, 2850, 2900, 2950, 2970, 6800, 6850, 6950, and R805.

The PERC 5/E Adapter supports the following Dell PowerVault systems:

PowerVault 100, PowerVault 500, PowerVault 600, and PowerVault DL2000.

Table 8-17 and Table 8-18 show the other elements supported by the

PERC 5/E Adapter.

NOTE: The RAID cards support both 32- and 64-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise

Linux operating systems and only 64-bit versions of the SUSE Linux Enterprise

Server operating systems. However, ia64 versions of any operating system are not supported.

106 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-17. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

PERC 5/E Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

1.4

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

Dell OpenManage

Version

4.5.1

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

PERC

Firmware

Version

5.0.1

5.0.1

5.0.1

5.1.1

5.2.1-0066

5.2.1-0066

5.2.2-0072

5.2.2-0076

Windows

2000

Driver

Windows Server

2003

Driver

1.18.00.32

1.18.0.32 (32-bit)

1.18.0.64 (64-bit)

1.18.00.32

1.18.0.32 (32-bit)

1.18.0.64 (64-bit)

Windows Server

2008

NA

NA

1.18.00.32

1.18.0.32 (32-bit)

1.18.0.64 (64-bit)

2.8.0.32

2.8.0.32 (32-bit)

2.8.0.64 64-bit)

NA

NA

(32-bit)

2.14.0.64 (64-bit)

(32-bit)

2.14.0.64 (64-bit)

NA

Native

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64 (64-bit)

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64 (64-bit)

2.23.0.32 (32-bit)

2.23.0.64 (64-bit)

2.23.0.32 (32-bit)

2.23.0.64 (64-bit)

Table 8-18. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 5/E Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

PERC

Firmware

Version

5.0.1

5.0.1

5.1.1

NA

5.2.1-0066 NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3 Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4 Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

00.00.02.03

00.00.02.03

NA

00.00.02.03

00.00.02.03

NA

00.00.02.05

00.00.02.05

00.00.03.06

00.00.03.13

00.00.03.06

00.00.03.13

00.00.03.06

00.00.03.13

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 107

Table 8-18. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 5/E Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

5.2.1-0066

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3 Driver

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4 Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

00.00.03.13

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.16

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

5.2.2-0072

5.2.2-0076

NA

NA

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise

Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

PERC 5/i Adapter

The PERC 5/i Adapter supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 840,

6850, 6950, and 1430SC.

The PERC 5/i Adapter supports the following Dell PowerVault system:

PowerVault 100.

Table 8-19 and Table 8-20 show the other elements supported by the

PERC 5/i Adapter.

108 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-19. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

PERC 5/i Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

PERC

Firmware

Version

5.0.1

5.0.1

5.1.1

5.2.1-0066

5.2.1-0066

5.2.2-0072

5.2.2-0072

Windows 2000

Driver

1.18.00.32

1.18.00.32

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

1.18.0.32

(32-bit)

1.18.0.64

(64-bit)

1.18.0.32

(32-bit)

1.18.0.64

(64-bit)

Windows

Server 2008

Driver

NA

NA

2.8.0.32

2.14.0.32

2.8.0.32

(32-bit)

2.8.0.64

(64-bit)

2.14.0.32

(32-bit)

2.14.0.64

(64-bit)

NA

NA

2.14.0.32

2.14.0.32

(32-bit)

2.14.0.64

(64-bit)

Native

2.14.0.32 2.23.0.32

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64

(64-bit)

2.23.0.32

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64

(64-bit)

2.14.0.32 2.23.0.32

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64

(64-bit)

2.23.0.32

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64

(64-bit)

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 109

Table 8-20. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 5/i Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

2.0

2.1

2.2

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.0

5.1

5.2

PERC

Firmware

Version

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3 Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4 Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

00.00.02.03

00.00.02.03

NA 00.00.02.05

5.0.1

5.0.1

5.1.1

00.00.02.03

00.00.02.03

NA

NA 00.00.03.06

00.00.03.06

5.2.1-0066 NA

5.2.1-0066 NA

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.16

00.00.02.05

00.00.03.06

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.16

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

5.2.2-0072

5.2.2-0072

NA

NA

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise

Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

PERC 5/i Integrated

The PERC 5/i Integrated supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems:

1900, 1950, 2900, 2950, and 2970.

The PERC 5/i Integrated supports the following Dell PowerVault system:

PowerVault NX1950.

Table 8-21 and Table 8-22 show the other elements supported by the

PERC 5/i Integrated.

110 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-21. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

PERC 5/i Integrated

Storage

Management Service

Dell OpenManage

Version

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

PERC Firmware

Version

5.0.1

5.0.1

5.1.1

5.2.1-0067

5.2.1-0067

5.2.2-0072

5.2.2-0072

Windows 2000

Driver

1.18.00.32

1.18.00.32

Windows

Server 2003

Driver

1.18.0.32

(32-bit)

1.18.0.64

(64-bit)

1.18.0.32

(32-bit)

1.18.0.64

(64-bit)

Windows Serer

2008

NA

NA

2.8.0.32

2.14.0.32

2.8.0.32

(32-bit)

2.8.0.64

(64-bit)

2.14.0.32

(32-bit)

2.14.0.64

(64-bit)

NA

NA

2.14.0.32

2.14.0.32

(32-bit)

2.14.0.64

(64-bit)

Native

2.14.0.32 2.23.0.32

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64

(64-bit)

2.23.0.32

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64

(64-bit)

2.14.0.32 2.23.0.32

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64

(64-bit)

2.23.0.32

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64

(64-bit)

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 111

Table 8-22. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

PERC 5/i Integrated

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3 Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4 Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5server

Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise Server

(versions 9 and 10)

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.0.1

5.0.1

00.00.02.03

00.00.02.03

NA

00.00.02.03

00.00.02.03

NA

5.1.1

NA

5.2.1-0067 NA

00.00.03.06

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.06

00.00.03.16

00.00.02.05

00.00.02.05

00.00.03.06

00.00.03.16

2.4

3.0

5.4

5.5

5.2.1-0067 NA

5.2.2-0072 NA

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

3.0.2

6.0.1

5.2.2-0072 NA 00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

112 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

CERC 6/i Integrated

The CERC 6/i Integrated supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems:

M600, M605, M805, and M905.

Table 8-25 and Table 8-26 show the other elements supported by the

CERC 6/i Integrated.

Table 8-23. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: CERC 6/i Integrated

Storage

Management

Service

2.3

2.4

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.3

5.4

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

NA

6.0.2-0002

Windows Server 2003

Driver

Windows Server 2008

NA

Native

3.0

3.0.2

5.5

6.0.1

6.1.1-0045

6.1.1-0047

NA

2.14.0.32 (32-bit)

2.14.0.64 (64-bit)

2.23.0.32 (32-bit)

2.23.0.64 (64-bit)

2.23.0.32 (32-bit)

2.23.0.64 (64-bit)

2.23.0.32 (32-bit)

2.23.0.64 (64-bit)

2.23.0.32 (32-bit)

2.23.0.64 (64-bit)

Table 8-24. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: CERC 6/i Integrated

Storage

Management

Service

2.3

2.4

3.0

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.3

5.4

5.5

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

NA

6.0.2-0002

6.1.1-0045

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

NA

NA

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4 Driver

NA

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.21

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

NA

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.21

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.21

3.0.2

6.0.1

6.1.1-0047 NA 00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 113

114

SAS 5/iR Adapter

The SAS 5/iR Adapter supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems:

440SC, 1435SC, 1430SC, 840, 860, 1900, 2900, 6950, T605, and T610.

The SAS 5/iR Adapter supports the following Dell PowerVault systems:

PowerVault 600, and PowerVault 100.

Table 8-25 and Table 8-26 show the other elements supported by the

SAS 5/iR Adapter.

Table 8-25. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

SAS 5/iR Adapter

Windows

Server 2003

Driver

1.21.08.00

Windows

Server 2008

NA

Storage

Management

Service

2.0

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

00.06.50.00/

06.06.00.02

00.06.50.00/

06.06.00.02

Windows 2000

Driver

1.21.08.00

1.21.08.00

00.10.47.00/

06.12.02.00

1.24.0.2

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00

1.24.4.0

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00

1.24.04.40

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00

1.24.04.40

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00

1.24.04.40

1.21.08.00

1.24.0.2

1.24.04.00

1.24.04.40

1.28.03.01

1.28.03.01

NA

NA

NA

1.26.05.00

1.28.03.01

1.28.03.01

Table 8-26. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: SAS 5/iR Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

2.0

2.1

5.0

5.1

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

00.06.50.00/

06.06.00.02

00.06.50.00/

06.06.00.02

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

2.06.32

2.06.32

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4 Driver

3.02.63

3.02.63

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

NA

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

3.02.63

NA 3.02.63

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-26. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: SAS 5/iR Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

2.2

2.3

2.4

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.2

5.3

5.4

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

00.10.47.00/

06.12.02.00

00.10.51.00.06

.12.05.00

00.10.51.00.06

.12.05.00

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

NA

NA

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4 Driver

3.02.83.12

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

4.00.00.00

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

3.02.83.12

(version 9)

4.00.00.00

(version 10)

3.02.83.12-7 4.00.07.00-2 3.02.83.12-7

(version 9)

4.00.07.00-2

(version 10)

3.02.83.12-7 4.00.07.00-2 3.02.83.12-7

(version 9)

Native

(version 9

SP4)

4.00.07.00-2

(version 10)

3.0

3.0.2

5.5

6.0.1

00.10.51.00.06

.12.05.00

NA

00.10.51.00.06

.12.05.00

NA

3.12.29.00-4 4.00.38.02-2 3.02.29.00-4

(version 9)

4.00.38.02-2

(version 10)

3.12.29.00-4 4.00.38.02-2 4.00.38.02-2

(version 10)

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 115

SAS 5/iR Integrated

The SAS 5/iR Integrated supports the following Dell PowerEdge system:

1955.

Table 8-27 and Table 8-28 show the other elements supported by the

SAS 5/iR Integrated.

Table 8-27. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: SAS 5/iR Integrated

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

00.06.50.00/

06.06.00.02

00.06.50.00/

06.06.00.02

00.10.47.00.06.12.02.00

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00

Windows

2000

Driver

1.21.08.00

1.21.08.00

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

1.21.08.00

1.21.08.00

1.24.0.2

1.24.0.2

1.24.04.00

1.24.04.00

1.24.04.40

1.24.04.40

1.24.04.40

1.28.03.01

1.24.04.40

1.28.03.01

Windows

Server 2008

NA

NA

NA

NA

1.26.05.00

1.28.03.01

1.28.03.01

116

Table 8-28. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: SAS 5/iR Integrated

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

2.0

2.1

2.2

5.0

5.1

5.2

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4 Driver

00.06.50.00/

06.06.00.02

00.06.50.00/

06.06.00.02

2.06.32

2.06.32

00.10.47.00.06.

12.02.00

NA

3.02.63

3.02.63

3.02.83.12

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

NA

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

3.02.63

NA

4.00.00.00

3.02.63

3.02.83.12

(version 9)

4.00.00.00

(version 10)

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-28. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: SAS 5/iR Integrated

Storage

Management

Service

2.3

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.3

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

00.10.51.00.06.

12.05.00

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4 Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

3.02.83.12-7 4.00.07.00-2 3.02.83.12-7

(version 9)

4.00.07.00-2

(version 10)

2.4

3.0

5.4

5.5

00.10.51.00.06.

12.05.00

00.10.51.00.06.

12.05.00

NA

NA

3.02.83.12-7 4.00.07.00-2 3.02.83.12-7

(version 9)

Native

(version 9

SP4)

4.00.07.00-2

(version 10)

3.12.29.00-4 4.00.38.02-2 3.02.29.00-4

(version 9)

4.00.38.02-2

(version 10)

3.0.2

6.0.1

00.10.51.00.06.

12.05.00

NA 3.12.29.00-4 4.00.38.02-2 4.00.38.02-2

(version 10)

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only

Gold for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and

Gold for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only

Update 5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell

OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red

Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

SAS 5/i Integrated

The SAS 5/i Integrated controller supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 1950, 2900, 2950, and 2970.

Table 8-29 and Table 8-30 show the other elements supported by the

SAS 5/i Integrated controller.

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 117

Table 8-29. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: SAS 5/i Integrated

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

Storage

Management

Service

2.0

Dell OpenManage

Version

SAS Firmware/

BIOS Version

5.0

00.06.40.00/06.06.00.01

3.0

3.0.2

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

00.06.40.00/06.06.00.01

00.10.47.00.06.12.02.00

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00

Windows 2000

Driver

Windows

Server 2003

Driver

1.21.08.00

1.21.08.00

1.21.08.00

1.24.0.2

1.24.04.00

1.24.04.40

1.24.04.40

1.24.04.40

1.21.08.00

1.24.0.2

1.24.04.00

1.24.04.40

1.28.03.01

1.28.03.01

Windows

Server 2008

NA

NA

NA

NA

1.26.05.00

1.28.03.01

1.28.03.01

Table 8-30. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

SAS 5/i Integrated

Storage

Management

Service

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

3.02.63

00.06.40.00/

06.06.00.01

00.06.40.00/

06.06.00.01

00.10.47.00.

06.12.02.00

2.06.32

2.06.32

3.02.63

3.02.63

NA

NA 3.02.63

00.10.51.00.

06.12.05.00

NA 3.02.83.12

4.00.00.00

3.02.83.12

(version 9)

4.00.00.00

(version 10)

2.06.48.02-2 3.02.83.12-7 4.00.07.00-2 3.02.83.12-7

(version 9)

4.00.07.00-2

(version 10)

118 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-30. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

SAS 5/i Integrated (continued)

Storage

Management

Service

2.4

3.0

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.4

5.5

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

00.10.51.00.

06.12.05.00

00.10.51.00.

06.12.05.00

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

2.06.48.02-2 3.02.83.12-7 4.00.07.00-2 3.02.83.12-7

(version 9)

Native

(version 9

SP4)

4.00.07.00-2

(version 10)

2.06.48.02-2 3.12.29.00-4 4.00.38.02-2 3.02.29.00-4

(version 9)

4.00.38.02-2

(version 10)

3.0.2

6.0.1

00.10.51.00.

06.12.05.00

2.06.48.02-2 3.12.29.00-4 4.00.38.02-2 4.00.38.02-2

(version 10)

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only

Gold for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and

Gold for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only

Update 5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell

OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red

Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 119

SAS 5/E Adapter

The SAS 5/E Adapter supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 1800,

1850, 1900, 1950, 2800, 2850, 2900, 2950, 2970, 6800, 6850, 6950, R900,

T300, T605, R200, R300, R805, R905, and R610, R710, and T610.

The SAS 5/E Adapter supports the following Dell PowerVault systems:

PowerVault NX1950, PowerVault 500, PowerVault 600, and PowerVault

DL2000.

Table 8-31 and Table 8-32 show the other elements supported by the

SAS 5/E Adapter.

Table 8-31. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: SAS 5/E Adapter

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

Storage

Management

Service

2.0

3.0

3.0.2

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.0

5.5

6.0.1

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

Windows 2000

Driver

00.06.40.00/06.06.00.01

1.21.08.00

00.06.40.00/06.06.00.01

1.21.08.00

00.10.47.00.06.12.02.00

1.24.0.2

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00 1.24.04.00

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00 1.24.04.40

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00 1.24.04.40

00.10.51.00.06.12.05.00 1.24.04.40

Windows

Server 2003

Driver

Windows

Server 2008

1.21.08.00 NA

1.21.08.00 NA

1.24.0.2

NA

1.24.04.00 NA

1.24.04.40 1.26.05.00

1.28.03.01 1.28.03.01

1.28.03.01 1.28.03.01

Table 8-32. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: SAS 5/E Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

2.0

2.1

Dell

OpenManage

Version

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

5.0

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

2.06.32

5.1

00.06.40.00/

06.06.00.01

00.06.40.00/

06.06.00.01

2.06.32

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

3.02.63

3.02.63

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

NA

SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server

(versions 9 and 10)

3.02.63

NA 3.02.63

120 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-32. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: SAS 5/E Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

2.2

2.3

2.4

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.2

5.3

5.4

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

00.10.47.00.0

6.12.02.00

00.10.51.00.

06.12.05.00

00.10.51.00.

06.12.05.00

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

3.02.83.12

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

4.00.00.00

SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server

(versions 9 and 10)

3.02.83.12

(version 9)

4.00.00.00

(version 10)

2.06.48.02-2 3.02.83.12-7 4.00.07.00-2 3.02.83.12-7

(version 9)

4.00.07.00-2

(version 10)

2.06.48.02-2 3.02.83.12-7 4.00.07.00-2 3.02.83.12-7

(version 9)

Native

(version 9 SP4)

4.00.07.00-2

(version 10)

3.0

3.0.2

5.5

6.0.1

00.10.51.00.

06.12.05.00

00.10.51.00.

06.12.05.00

2.06.48.02-2 3.12.29.00-4 4.00.38.02-2 3.02.29.00-4

(version 9)

4.00.38.02-2

(version 10)

2.06.48.02-2 3.12.29.00-4 4.00.38.02-2 4.00.38.02-2

(version 10)

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise

Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 121

PERC 6/i Integrated and Adapter

The PERC 6/i Integrated supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems:

1950, 2900, 2950, 2970, R805, 900, T610, R610, R710, M610, and M710 .

The PERC 6/i Integrated supports the following Dell PowerVault systems:

PowerVault 500, PowerVault NX1950, and PowerVault 600.

The PERC 6/i Adapter supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: R905,

T300, and T605.

Table 8-33 and Table 8-34 show the other elements supported by the

PERC 6/i Integrated and Adapter.

Table 8-33. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

PERC 6/i Integrated and Adapter

Storage

Management Service

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

Dell

OpenManage Version

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

PERC

Firmware

6.0.1-0080

6.0.2-0002

6.1.1-0045

6.1.1-0047

Windows Server

2003 Driver

2.14.0.32

(32-bit)

2.14.0.64

(64-bit)

2.14.0.32

(32-bit)

2.14.0.64

(64-bit)

2.23.0.32

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64

(64-bit)

2.23.0.32

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64

(64-bit)

Windows Server

2008

NA

Native

2.23.0.32

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64

(64-bit)

2.23.0.32

(32-bit)

2.23.0.64

(64-bit)

122 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-34. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

PERC 6/i Integrated and Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4.5

Driver

00.00.03.16

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

00.00.03.16

SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server

(version 10)

2.3

2.4

5.3

5.4

6.0.1-0080

6.0.2-0002 00.00.03.16

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.16

3.0

3.0.2

5.5

6.0.1

6.1.1-0045

6.1.1-0047

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

PERC 6/E Adapter

The PERC 6/E Adapter supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems:

1950, 2900, 2950, 2970, 6950, R200, R300, R805, R900, R905, T300, T610,

R610, and R710.

The PERC 6/E Adapter supports the following Dell PowerVault systems:

PowerVault 500, PowerVault 600, and PowerVault DL2000.

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 123

Table 8-35 and Table 8-36 show the other elements supported by the

PERC 6/E Adapter.

Table 8-35. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 6/E Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

Dell OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

Windows Server 2003

Driver

Windows Server 2008

6.0.1-0080 2.14.0.32 (32-bit)

2.14.0.64 (64-bit)

6.0.2-0002 2.14.0.32 (32-bit)

2.14.0.64 (64-bit)

6.1.1-0045 2.23.0.32 (32-bit)

2.23.0.64 (64-bit)

6.1.1-0047 2.23.0.32 (32-bit)

2.23.0.64 (64-bit)

NA

Native

2.23.0.32 (32-bit)

2.23.0.64 (64-bit)

2.23.0.32 (32-bit)

2.23.0.64 (64-bit)

Table 8-36. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: PERC 6/E Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

Dell OpenManage

Version

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

PERC

Firmware

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4.5

Driver

00.00.03.16

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(version 10)

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.16

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

6.0.1-0080

6.0.2-0002

6.1.1-0045

6.1.1-0047

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.16

00.00.03.21

00.00.03.21

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

124 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

SAS 6/iR Integrated and Adapter

The SAS 6/iR Integrated supports the following Dell PowerVault systems:

PowerVault 500, PowerVault 600, and PowerVault DL2000.

The SAS 6/iR Integrated also supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems:

1950, 2900, 2950, 2970, R805, R900, M600, M605, M805, M905, T610, R610,

R710, M610, and M710.

The SAS 6/iR Adapter supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: R200,

R300, T105, T300, R905, T100, and T605.

Table 8-37 shows the other elements supported by the SAS 6/iR Integrated and Adapter.

Table 8-37. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

SAS 6/iR Integrated and Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

Dell OpenManage

Version

SAS Firmware/

BIOS Version

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

00.20.46.00.06.14.10.00

00.20.48.00.06.14.10.00

00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00

00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00

Windows

Server 2003

Driver

1.24.04.00

1.24.04.40

1.28.03.01

1.28.03.01

Windows

Server 2008

NA

1.26.05.00

1.28.03.01

1.28.03.01

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 125

Table 8-38. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

SAS 6/iR Integrated and Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

2.3

2.4

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.3

5.4

SAS

Firmware/

BIOS Version

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4.5

Driver

00.20.46.00.06.14.10.00 3.02.83.12-7

00.20.48.00.06.14.10.00 3.02.83.12-7

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server

(versions 9 and 10)

4.00.07.00-2 3.02.83.12-7

(version 9)

4.00.07.00-2

(version 10)

4.00.07.00-2 3.02.83.12-7

(version 9)

Native

(version 9 SP4)

4.00.07.00-2

(version 10)

3.0

3.0.2

5.5

6.0.1

00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00 3.12.29.00-4

00.25.47.00.06.22.03.00 3.12.29.00-4

4.00.38.02-2 3.12.29.00-4

(version 9)

4.00.38.02-2

(version 10)

4.00.38.02-2 4.00.38.02-2

(version 10)

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

126 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

LSI Logic 1020/1030 Ultra320 SCSI Adapter

LSI Logic 1020/1030 Ultra320 SCSI adapter supports the following Dell

PowerEdge systems: 1950, 2950, 2970, 6950, R200, R300, R900, R805, R905,

T100, T105, T300, and T605.

LSI Logic 1020/1030 Ultra320 SCSI adapter supports the following

Dell PowerVault systems: PowerVault NX1950 and PowerVault 500.

Table 8-39 and Table 8-40 show the other elements supported by LSI Logic

1020/1030 Ultra320 SCSI adapter.

Table 8-39. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: LSI Logic 1020/1030

Ultra320 SCSI Adapter

Storage

Management Service

2.2

2.3

2.4

3.0

3.0.2

Dell OpenManage

Version

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

6.0.1

PERC Firmware/

BIOS Version

NOTE: See the appropriate readme file for the latest information.

1.03.27.00.5.10.08.00.12

1.03.27.00.5.10.08.00.12

1.03.27.00.5.10.08.00.12

1.03.27.00.5.10.08.00.12

Windows 2000

Driver

Windows Server

2003 Driver

1.21.25.00

1.21.25.00

1.21.25.00

1.21.25.00

1.21.25.00

1.21.25.00

1.21.25.00

1.21.25.00

1.21.25.00

1.21.25.00

Table 8-40. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: LSI Logic 1020/1030

Ultra320 SCSI Adapter

Storage

Management

Service

2.2

2.3

Dell OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware/

BIOS Version

5.2

NOTE:

See the appropriate readme file for the latest information.

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

5.3

1.03.27.00.5.

10.08.00.12

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

3.02.83.01

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server

(versions 9 and

10)

3.02.83.01

(version 9)

3.03.15

(version 10)

3.02.83.12-5 NA 3.02.83.12-5

(version 9 only)

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 127

128

Table 8-40. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: LSI Logic 1020/1030

Ultra320 SCSI Adapter (continued)

Storage

Management

Service

2.4

3.0

Dell OpenManage

Version

5.4

5.5

PERC

Firmware/

BIOS Version

1.03.27.00.5.

10.08.00.12

NA

1.03.27.00.5.

10.08.00.12

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

3.02.83.12-5 NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server

(versions 9 and

10)

3.02.83.12-5 NA

3.02.83.12-5

(version 9 only)

3.02.83.12-5

(version 9 only)

3.0.2

6.0.1

1.03.27.00.5.

10.08.00.12

NA 3.02.83.12-5 NA NA

Dell OpenManage version 5.3 supports only Update 5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and only

SP3 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9. Dell OpenManage version 5.4 supports only Gold for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9, and Gold for

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 5.5 supports only Update 5 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, SP4 for SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server version 9, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10. Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

CERC SATA 1.5/2S

The CERC SATA 1.5/2s supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems: 800,

1425, 1420SC, 420SC, and 1800.

Table 8-41 show the other elements supported by the CERC SATA 1.5/2S.

Table 8-41. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

CERC SATA 1.5/2S

Storage

Management

Service*

1.1

1.2

2.0

Dell

OpenManage

Version

4.3

4.4

5.0

PERC

Firmware

Version

NA

NA

NA

Windows

2000

Driver

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

6.00.048 6.00.048

NA

6.00.050 6.00.050

NA

6.00.050 6.00.050

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA NA NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-41. Storage Management Service Supported Elements:

CERC SATA 1.5/2S (continued)

Storage

Management

Service*

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

Dell

OpenManage

Version

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

PERC

Firmware

Version

NA

NA

NA

NA

Windows

2000

Driver

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

6.00.050 6.00.050

NA

NA 6.0.50.5

(32-bit)

6.0.3643.4

(64-bit)

NA

NA NA

NA

6.0.50.5

(32-bit)

6.0.3643.4

(64-bit)

6.0.50.5

(32-bit)

6.0.3643.4

(64-bit)

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(versions 9 and 10)

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

3.0

3.0.2

5.5

6.0.1

NA

NA

NA

NA

6.0.50.5

(32-bit)

6.0.3643.4

(64-bit)

6.0.50.5

(32-bit)

6.0.3643.4

(64-bit)

NA

NA

NA

NA

* The 1.1.4 Linux driver is included in the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) 2302.

NA

NA

NA

NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 129

LSI 1020/1030 Embedded SCSI Controller

This embedded SCSI controller is an onboard chip. It supports the following systems: 1600SC, 1750, 1800, 1850, 2600, 2800, 2850, 6800, and 6850.

Table 8-42 and Table 8-43 show the other elements supported by the

LSI 1020/1030.

Table 8-42. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: LSI 1020

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

Windows

2000

Driver

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

1.03.04.00 1.08.19

1.08.18

(Native)

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

NA NA

SUSE

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(version 9 and 10)

NA 1.1 on a

PowerEdge

1600SC

1.2 on a

PowerEdge

1600SC

2.0 on a

PowerEdge

1600SC

2.1 on a

PowerEdge

1600SC

2.2 on a

PowerEdge

1600SC

2.3 on a

PowerEdge

1600SC

2.4 on a

PowerEdge

1600SC

3.0 on a

PowerEdge

1600SC

4.3

4.4

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

1.03.23

1.03.23

1.03.23

1.03.23

1.03.23

1.03.23

1.03.23

1.09.11

1.09.11

1.09.11

NA

NA

NA

NA

1.09.11

(Native)

1.09.11

(Native)

1.09.11

(Native)

Native

Native

Native

Native

2.05.11.03 Native

2.05.11.03 Native

2.05.11.03 Native

NA

NA

NA

NA

Native

Native

Native

Native

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

130 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Table 8-43. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: LSI 1030

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

4.3

PERC

Firmware

Version

Window s 2000

Driver

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

1.01.61.00 1.08.19 1.08.18

(Native)

NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(version 9 and 10)

NA NA NA 1.1 on

PowerEdge

1750

1.1 on

PowerEdge

2600

1.2 on a

PowerEdge

1750

1.2 on a

PowerEdge

2600

2.0 on a

PowerEdge

1750

2.0 on a

PowerEdge

2600

2.1 on a

PowerEdge

1750

2.1 on a

PowerEdge

2600

2.2 on a

PowerEdge

1750

2.2 on a

PowerEdge

2600

2.3 on a

PowerEdge

1750

4.3

4.4

4.4

5.0

5.0

5.1

5.1

5.2

5.2

5.3

1.01.61.00 1.08.19 1.08.18

1.03.23

1.03.23

1.03.23

1.03.23

1.03.23

1.03.23

1.01.61.00 NA

1.01.61.00 NA

1.01.61.00 NA

(Native)

1.09.11 1.09.11

(Native)

1.09.11 1.09.11

(Native)

1.09.11 1.09.11

(Native)

1.09.11 1.09.11

(Native)

1.09.11 1.09.11

(Native)

1.09.11 1.09.11

(Native)

Native

Native

Native

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

2.05.11.03 Native

2.05.11.03 Native

2.05.11.03 Native

2.05.11.03 Native

2.05.11.03 Native

2.05.11.03 Native

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 131

Table 8-43. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: LSI 1030 (continued)

Storage

Management

Service

Dell

OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware

Version

5.3

Window s 2000

Driver

Windows

Server

2003

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

1.01.61.00 NA Native NA

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE Linux

Enterprise

Server

(version 9 and 10)

NA NA NA 2.3 on a

PowerEdge

2600

2.4 on a

PowerEdge

1750

2.4 on a

PowerEdge

2600

3.0 on a

PowerEdge

1750

3.0 on a

PowerEdge

2600

5.4

5.4

5.5

5.5

1.01.61.00 NA

1.01.61.00 NA

1.01.61.00 NA

1.01.61.00 NA

Native

Native

Native

Native

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

132 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

LSI Logic 2032 Card

The LSI Logic 2032 card supports the following Dell PowerEdge systems:

R610, R710, and T610.

The LSI Logic 2032 card supports the following Dell PowerVault systems:

PowerVault DL2000.

Table 8-44 and Table 8-45 show the other elements supported by LSI Logic

2032 card.

Table 8-44. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: LSI Logic 2032 Card

Storage

Management Service

3.0.2

Dell OpenManage

Version

6.0.1

PERC Firmware/

BIOS Version

1.03.27.00.5.10.08.00.12

Windows 2000

Driver

1.21.25.00

Windows Server

2003 Driver

1.21.25.00

Table 8-45. Storage Management Service Supported Elements: LSI Logic 2032 Card

Storage

Management

Service

Dell OpenManage

Version

PERC

Firmware/

BIOS Version

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 3

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Driver

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 5 server

Driver

SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server

(versions 9 and

10)

3.0.2

6.0.1

1.03.27.00.5.

10.08.00.12

NA 3.02.83.12-5 NA NA

Dell OpenManage version 6.0.1 supports only Update 7 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 2 for

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, and SP2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10.

RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions 133

134 RAID Supported Servers, Operating Systems, Firmware, and Driver Versions

Network Interface Controllers and

Supported Operating Systems

9

Overview

The drivers required for a Network Interface Card (NIC) depend on the operating system installed on your system.

Table 9-1 shows the relationship between NICs supported by Dell™

OpenManage™ Server Administrator and the drivers that they require on each supported operating system.

NIC Drivers and Operating Systems

To determine required drivers for NIC systems management, locate your NIC manufacturer in Table 9-1 and the operating system that is installed on your system.

Network Interface Controllers and Supported Operating Systems 135

In Table 9-1, "NA" indicates that the driver is supplied by the operating system rather than by the manufacturer of the NIC.

Table 9-1. NIC Manufacturers and Drivers Required for Supported

Operating Systems

NIC Product

Name

Broadcom

NetXtreme

Family of

Adapters

(5721, 5722)

Broadcom

NetXtreme II

Family of

Adapters

(BCM5708,

BCM5709)

NA

Broadcom

NetXtreme II

Family of

Adapter

10GbE

(BCM57710)

Intel ®

EtherExpress

® Family of

Adapters

NA

6.0

Microsoft

Windows

2000

®

®

Microsoft

Windows

2003

NA 11.4

Microsoft

Windows

2008

Red

Hat ®

Enterpri se

Linux ® 3

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

11.4

NA 3.92e

4.4

4.4

4.4

4.4

8.0.17

(Intel

PRO/100

Adapters)

8.4.21

(Intel

PRO/100

0

Adapters)

NA

NA

NA

1.7.6b

1.44.14

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux

Server 5

3.92e

1.7.6b

1.44.14

SUSE ®

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(version 10)

3.92e

1.7.6b

1.44.14

(Intel

PRO/100

Adapters)

See the appropria te readme file for the

5.7.6.1(Int el

PRO/1000

Adapters) latest informati on.

3.4.14p1-

NAPI (Intel

PRO/100

Network

Driver)

6.2.15-

NAPI (Intel

PRO/1000

Network

Driver)

136 Network Interface Controllers and Supported Operating Systems

Table 9-1. NIC Manufacturers and Drivers Required for Supported

Operating Systems (continued)

NIC Product

Name

Microsoft ®

Windows ®

2000

Microsoft

Windows

2003

Microsoft

Windows

2008

Red

Hat ®

Enterpri se

Linux ® 3

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux 4

Red Hat

Enterprise

Linux

Server 5

SUSE ®

Linux

Enterprise

Server

(version 10)

3COM ®

3C98x

Family of Adapters.

NA NA NA NA

Alteon™

ACEnic™

Copper

Gigabit

NA NA NA NA

NOTE: Dell no longer supports 3COM

Copper Gigabit NICs

® 3C98x Family of Adapters and Alteon™ ACEnic™

Network Interface Controllers and Supported Operating Systems 137

138 Network Interface Controllers and Supported Operating Systems

10

Remote Access Service Availability

Overview

Although all supported operating systems for Server Administrator support remote access, remote access availability is system-dependent. The Remote

Access Service is supported only on the following Dell™ PowerEdge™ systems: 700, 750, 800, 830, 840, 850, 860, 1600SC, 1650, 1655MC, 1750,

1800, 1850, 1855, 1900, 1950, 1955, 2600, 2650, 2800, 2850, 2900, 2950, 2970,

4600, 6600, 6650, 6800, 6850, 6950, T300, R200, R300, M600, M605, T605,

R805, R900, R905, M805, M905, T100, R710, R610, T610, M610, M710, and on the following Dell PowerVault™ systems:PowerVault100, PowerVault 500,

PowerVault 600, PowerVault NX1950, and PowerVault DL2000.

The Server Administrator GUI does not display any services on your system that are not available for that system or for that system configuration.

NOTE:

See Table 1-1 for information on where you can find the systems

management software.

RAC Types

The remote access controller (RAC) cards that are available for specific

Dell systems are: DRAC III, DRAC III/XT, ERA, ERA/O, ERA/MC (for Dell

PowerEdge 1655MC) DRAC 4/I (for PowerEdge 1850, 2800, and 2850),

DRAC 4/P (for PowerEdge 800, 830, 840, 850, 860, 1800, 6800, 6850, R200,

PowerVault 100), DRAC/MC (for PowerEdge 1855 and 1955), DRAC 5 (for

PowerEdge 1900, 1950, 2900, 2950, 2970, 6950, T300, R300, T605, R805, R900,

R905, T100, PowerVault 500, PowerVault 600, and PowerVault DL2000), and iDRAC6 (for PowerEdge R610, R710, T610, M610, and M710 systems) and iDRAC supports the PowerEdge M600, M605, M805, and M905 systems in the

Dell PowerEdge M1000e system enclosure).

NOTE: The DRAC III occupies a PCI slot, and has a modem, a battery, and an external AC power connection unlike the other RACs.

Remote Access Service Availability 139

140

Availability of RACs on Specific Dell Systems

Table 10-1 shows the RACs that are available on specific Dell systems.

NOTE: The ERA/MC is supported only on PowerEdge 1655MC systems.

Table 10-1. Availability of RACs on Specific Dell Systems

Dell

System

1855

1900

1950

1955

1650

1750

1800

1850

700

750

800

830

840

850

860

1600SC

2600

2650

2800

2850

2900

2950

DRAC III ERA ERA/O DRAC

III/XT

X

X

DRAC 4 DRAC/MC DRAC 5 iDRAC iDRAC6

X

X

X

X

X

X

X X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Remote Access Service Availability

Table 10-1. Availability of RACs on Specific Dell Systems (continued)

Dell

System

2970

R805

R900

R905

T100

R300

M600

M605

T605

M805

M905

6850

6950

R200

T300

4600

6600

6650

6800

PowerVault

DL2000

PowerVault

100

PowerVault

500

PowerVault

600

R610

DRAC III ERA ERA/O DRAC

III/XT

X

X

X

DRAC 4 DRAC/MC DRAC 5 iDRAC iDRAC6

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Remote Access Service Availability 141

Table 10-1. Availability of RACs on Specific Dell Systems (continued)

Dell

System

R710

T610

M610

M710

DRAC III ERA ERA/O DRAC

III/XT

DRAC 4 DRAC/MC DRAC 5 iDRAC iDRAC6

X

X

X

X

RAC Firmware Versions

Table 10-2 shows the firmware version required for each RAC that is offered

on the corresponding Systems Management CD.

Table 10-2. RAC Firmware Version by Systems Management CD Version

Systems

Management

CD Version

DRAC III ERA

Firmware Version

ERA/O DRAC III/XT DRAC 4

142

NA

3.3

3.4

3.5

3.6

3.7

3.8

NA

2.0

2.2

2.5

3.0

3.10

3.12

1.21 NA

2.0

2.0

2.2

2.5

3.0

3.10

3.12

2.2

2.5

3.0

3.10

3.12

NA

2.0

2.2

2.5

3.0

3.10

3.12

Remote Access Service Availability

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Table 10-2. RAC Firmware Version by Systems Management CD Version (continued)

Systems

Management

CD Version

4.0.1

4.1

4.1.1

4.1.2

4.1.3

4.1.4

4.2

DRAC III

NA

3.14

NA

NA

NA

NA

3.20

ERA

NA

3.14

NA

NA

NA

NA

3.20

Firmware Version

ERA/O DRAC III/XT DRAC 4

NA

3.14

NA

NA

NA

NA

3.20

NA

3.14

NA

NA

NA

NA

3.20

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

NA

1.1

Table 10-3 shows the firmware version required for each RAC that is offered on the corresponding Dell PowerEdge Server Update Utility CD or Dell

Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD .

Table 10-3. RAC Firmware Version by Server Update Utility Media Version

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.0

5.1

5.1.1

5.5

6.0.1

4.3

4.4

4.5

Dell

OpenManage

Version

Server

Update

Utility

Media

Version

1.0

1.1

1.2

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.3

1.4

1.5

DRAC

III

Firmware Version

ERA ERA/O DRAC

III/XT

DRAC 4 DRAC/

MC

3.35

3.35 3.35 3.35

1.35

1.3

3.35

3.35 3.35 3.35

1.35

1.3

NA

3.35

3.3.5

3.3.8

NA NA NA

3.35 3.35 3.35

3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5

3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5

NA

1.50

1.6

1.6.1

NA 1.0

1.4

1.5

1.5

DRAC 5 iDRA

C

3.2.1

3.20 3.20 3.20

1.2

1.1.0 NA

3.3.0

3.3.0 3.3.0 3.3.0

1.30

1.1.1 NA

3.3.0

3.3.0 3.3.0 3.3.0

1.30

1.2.0 NA

1.0

1.0

1.20

1.30

1.3.3

NA

NA

NA

NA

1.0

1.0

iDRA

C6

NA

NA

NA

NA NA

NA NA

NA NA

NA

NA

NA

1.8.1

3.38

3.38 3.38 3.38

1.61

1.5

1.8.2

NA NA NA NA NA NA

1.40

NA

1.2

NA

NA

1.0

Remote Access Service Availability 143

144 Remote Access Service Availability

11

Historical Release Information for

Legacy Systems

Overview

The following sections contain historical information about releases of the

Dell™ OpenManage™ Server Agent running on supported Microsoft ® Windows ® ,

Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux ® , and Novell ® NetWare ® operating systems.

The following excerpts from previous readme.txt files show a record of features and resolved issues for releases of Server Agent only. For the complete text of readme.txt files, see the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.

You can find additional information on more recent systems management applications in the Server Administrator readme.txt found on the Systems

Management CDs, version 3.0 or later.

Server Agent 4.5

The following subsections contain requirements, features, and open issues for

Server Agent version 4.5.

Release date: October 2001

Requirements

Supported systems: Dell PowerEdge™ 1500SC

Operating Systems

• Microsoft Windows NT ® Server 4.x with SP 4 or later

• Microsoft Windows 2000 Server family (includes Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server)

• Novell NetWare 5.x

• Red Hat Linux ® 7.1

NOTE: Server Agent is not supported on a PowerEdge 1500SC system running either the Red Hat Linux 7.0 operating system or the Novell NetWare 4.x operating system.

145 Historical Release Information for Legacy Systems

146

New in Server Agent Version 4.5

Support was added for the PowerEdge 1500SC system.

Server Agent 4.4.1

The following subsections contain requirements, features, and open issues for

Server Agent version 4.4.1.

Release date: September 2001

Requirements

Supported systems: Dell PowerEdge 300, 350, 500SC, 1300, 1400, 1550, 2300,

2400, 2450, 2500, 2550, 4300, 4350, 4400, 6300, 6350, 6400, 6450, and 8450

Operating Systems

• Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.x with SP 4 or later

• Microsoft Windows 2000 Server family (includes Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server)

• Novell NetWare 4.x or 5.x

• Red Hat Linux 7.0

NOTE: Server Agent is not supported on a PowerEdge 500SC system running the Red

Hat Linux 7.0 operating system.

New in Server Agent Version 4.4.1

This release contains the following new features and changes:

• Support for Red Hat Linux 7.1 SBE (Kernels 2.4.3-6 and 2.4.3-12) with prebuilt device drivers

• Dynamic Kernel Support for Red Hat Linux

• Removal of support for the DMI management protocol

• In the Server Agent MIB file 10892.mib, replacement of "Dell" by "Server" in the annotation TYPE field for each trap

• In the Server Agent event configuration file 10892evt.cfg, the changing of the OID_ALIAS value from "Dell_Server3_Baseboard_Agent" to

"Server_Agent," and replacement of "Dell" by "Server" in the Short Descr field for each event

Historical Release Information for Legacy Systems

Server Agent 4.4.0

The following subsections contain requirements, features, and open issues for

Server Agent version 4.4.0.

Release date: July 2001

Requirements

Supported systems: Dell PowerEdge 350, 500SC, and 1550

Operating Systems

• Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.x with SP 4 or later

• Microsoft Windows 2000 Server family (includes Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server)

• Novell NetWare 4.x or 5.x

• Red Hat Linux 7.0; Kernel version: 2.2.16; Red Hat Linux SNMP agent: ucd-snmp version 4.1.2-8smux

New in Server Agent Version 4.4.0

This release adds support for the following Dell systems and features:

• PowerEdge 500SC

• PowerEdge 1550 with the Intel ® Pentium ® III microprocessor

• PowerEdge 350 watchdog support

Server Agent 4.3.0

Version 4.3.0 is the first release of Server Agent that combines supported operating systems for Microsoft Windows, Novell NetWare, and Red Hat

Linux. All of these supported operating systems are documented in this

readme.txt file.

Release date: March 2001

Requirements

Supported systems: Dell PowerEdge 300, 350, 1300, 1400, 1550, 2300, 2400,

2450, 2500, 2550, 4300, 4350, 4400, 6300, 6350, 6400, 6450, and 8450

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Operating Systems

• Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.x with SP 4 or later

• Microsoft Windows 2000 Server family (includes Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server)

• Novell NetWare 4.x or 5.x

• Red Hat Linux 7.0; Kernel version: 2.2.16; Red Hat Linux SNMP agent: ucd-snmp version 4.1.2-8smux

New in Server Agent Version 4.3.0

This release adds support for the following Dell systems:

• PowerEdge 2500

• PowerEdge 2550

Server Agent 4.3.0 Resolved Issues

• Hung server alerts for PowerEdge 8450 systems

When you configure the hung server action for a Dell PowerEdge 8450 system, the system either performs a system reset or a recycle system power action.

• PowerEdge 350 issues

This release addressed the following Dell PowerEdge 350 issues that were originally addressed by Dell OpenManage Server Agent 4.2.0 Update 1:

– Changes thresholds for the -12 volt (V) voltage probe on the system board.

These new thresholds prevent erroneous probe failures and warnings.

– Corrects erroneous fan failure reports in the event log.

– Corrects system crashes at start-up caused by incorrect event log record length.

– Disables the chassis identification feature.

• Dell PowerVault™ 2xxS SCSI disk systems and SNMP

This release addresses the following PowerVault 2xxS SCSI disk system issue that was originally addressed by Server Agent 4.2.0 Update 1:

– Allows Dell PowerEdge systems attached to the PowerVault 2xxS SCSI disk system to respond to SNMP requests for information. Under certain rare circumstances, some Dell systems with PowerVault 2xxS attached were not responding to SNMP requests.

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Server Agent 4.2.2

The following subsections contain requirements, features, and open issues for

Server Agent version 4.2.2.

Release date: February 2001

Requirements

Supported systems: Dell PowerEdge 300, 350, 1300, 1400, 1550, 2300, 2400,

2450, 4300, 4350, 4400, 6300, 6350, 6400, 6450, and 8450

Operating Systems

• Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.x with SP 4 or later

• Microsoft Windows 2000 Server family (includes Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server)

• Novell NetWare 4.x or 5.x

New and Resolved Issues in Server Agent Version 4.2.2

Dell OpenManage Server Agent 4.2.2 now supports the Dell PowerEdge 350 system. In addition, Dell OpenManage Server Agent 4.2.2 resolves the following issues:

• Incorrect current sensor data

– In rare circumstances, Dell OpenManage Server Agent incorrectly reported data for current (amperage) sensors. Incorrect amperage readings may have been reported for the following PowerEdge systems:

4300, 4350, 4400, 6300, 6350, 6400, and 6450.

• SNMP time-outs with PowerVault 2xxS SCSI disk systems

– In rare circumstances, the Dell OpenManage Server Agent SNMP interface stops responding when a Dell PowerVault 2xxS storage system is attached to a system. The DMI and CIM interfaces may also stop responding.

Server Agent 4.2.1

The following subsections contain requirements, features, and open issues for

Server Agent version 4.2.1.

Release date: December 2000

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Requirements

Supported systems: Dell PowerEdge 1300, 1400, 1550, 2300, 2400, 2450,

4300, 4350, 4400, 6300, 6350, 6400, 6450, and 8450

Operating Systems

• Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.x with SP 4 or later

• Microsoft Windows 2000 Server family (includes Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server)

• Novell NetWare 4.x or 5.x

New in Server Agent Version 4.2.1

Added support for PowerEdge 1550 system

Resolved Issues for Server Agent Version 4.2.1

Table 11-1. Resolved Issues for Server Agent Version 4.2.1

Problem Solution

IT Assistant is unable to perform a remote flash BIOS update for the

PowerEdge 300 system.

Server Agent 4.2.1 enables IT Assistant to perform a remote flash BIOS update for the

PowerEdge 300 system.

Server Agent reports an error message that values are incorrect for

CPU voltage threshold values for the

PowerEdge 8450 system on systems with a CPU speed of 700 MHz and higher.

Server Agent 4.2.1 reports correct CPU voltage threshold values.

Server Agent 4.0 did not implement the 96 alert parameter correctly in the local response agent.

Server Agent 4.2.1 correctly parses the

%ALERT parameter. The %ALERT parameter can now be located anywhere in the command line and can optionally be enclosed in double quotes when the user wants to pass the alert message to the command line as a single string.

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Table 11-1. Resolved Issues for Server Agent Version 4.2.1 (continued)

Problem Solution

Intermittent incorrect fan probe readings of zero RPMs cause faulty alerts to be generated. Invalid fan probe readings also compromise the usability of Server Agent.

Server Agent 4.2.1 prevents false alerts for fan probes based on incorrect readings of fan RPM values. This update also addresses usability issues caused by these incorrect fan RPM values.

The incorrect fan RPM readings originate on

PowerEdge systems that report systems management information to the management console using Server Agent version 4.0.

Seven-character service tags display incorrectly.

False power supply fan readings.

Server Agent reports high power supply fan RPM readings. The readings exceed the upper failure threshold and are reported as failures.

Formerly, certain combinations of characters and numbers in the seven-character service tag either did not display correctly or did not display at all. Server Agent 4.2.1 displays service tags correctly.

Server Agent 4.2.1 corrects the problem of false fan probe alerts.

Server Agent 4.2.0

The following subsections contain requirements, and features for Server

Agent version 4.2.0.

Release date: December 2000

Requirements

Supported systems: Dell PowerEdge 300, 1300, 1400, 1550, 2300, 2400, 2450,

4300, 4350, 4400, 6300, 6350, 6400, 6450, and 8450

Operating Systems

Red Hat Linux 7.0 (Kernel version: 2.2.16), Red Hat Linux SNMP agent: ucd-snmp version 4.1.2-8smux or later

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Glossary

The following list defines or identifies technical terms, abbreviations, and acronyms used in your system documents.

A

Abbreviation for ampere(s).

AC

Abbreviation for alternating current.

AC power switch

A switch with two AC power inputs that provides AC power redundancy by failing over to a standby AC input in the event of a failure to the primary AC input.

access

Refers to the actions a user can take on a variable value. Examples include read-only and read-write.

ACL

Abbreviation for access control list. ACL files are text files that contain lists that define who can access resources stored on a Novell ® Web server.

adapter card

An expansion card that plugs into an expansion-card connector on the system's system board. An adapter card adds some specialized function to the system by providing an interface between the expansion bus and a peripheral device.

Examples of adapter cards include network cards, sound cards, and SCSI adapters.

ADB

Abbreviation for assign database.

AGP

Abbreviation for advanced graphics port.

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ASCII

Acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A text file containing only characters from the ASCII character set (usually created with a text editor, such as Notepad in Microsoft ® Windows ® ), is called an ASCII file.

ASIC

Acronym for application-specific integrated circuit.

ASPI

Acronym for advanced SCSI programming interface.

asset tag code

An individual code assigned to a system, usually by a system administrator, for security or tracking purposes.

attribute

An attribute, or property, contains a specific piece of information about a manageable component. Attributes can be combined to form groups. If an attribute is defined as read-write, it may be defined by a management application.

autoexec.bat file

The autoexec.bat file is executed when you boot your system (after executing any commands in the config.sys file). This start-up file contains commands that define the characteristics of each device connected to your system, and it finds and executes programs stored in locations other than the active directory.

backup

A copy of a program or data file. As a precaution, you should back up your system's hard drive on a regular basis. Before making a change to the configuration of your system, you should back up important start-up files from your operating system.

baud rate

A measurement of data transmission speed. For example, modems are designed to transmit data at one or more specified baud rate(s) through the COM (serial) port of a system.

beep code

A diagnostic message in the form of a pattern of beeps from your system's speaker.

For example, one beep, followed by a second beep, and then a burst of three beeps is beep code 1-1-3.

Glossary

BGA

Abbreviation for ball grid array, an integrated circuit (IC) package that uses an array of solder balls, instead of pins, to connect to a system board.

binary

A base-2 numbering system that uses 0 and 1 to represent information. The system performs operations based on the ordering and calculation of these numbers.

BIOS

Acronym for basic input/output system. Your system's BIOS contains programs stored on a flash memory chip. The BIOS controls the following:

• Communications between the microprocessor and peripheral devices, such as the keyboard and the video adapter

• Miscellaneous functions, such as system messages bit

The smallest unit of information interpreted by your system.

BMC

Abbreviation for baseboard management controller, which is a controller that provides the intelligence in the IPMI structure.

boot routine

When you start your system, it clears all memory, initializes devices, and loads the operating system. Unless the operating system fails to respond, you can reboot

(also called warm boot) your system by pressing <Ctrl><Alt><Del>; otherwise, you must perform a cold boot by pressing the reset button or by turning the system off and then back on.

bootable diskette

You can start your system from a diskette. To make a bootable diskette, insert a diskette in the diskette drive, type sys a: at the command line prompt, and press <Enter>. Use this bootable diskette if your system will not boot from the hard drive.

bpi

Abbreviation for bits per inch.

bps

Abbreviation for bits per second.

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BTU

Abbreviation for British thermal unit.

bus

An information pathway between the components of a system. Your system contains an expansion bus that allows the microprocessor to communicate with controllers for all the various peripheral devices connected to the system. Your system also contains an address bus and a data bus for communications between the microprocessor and RAM.

byte

Eight contiguous bits of information, the basic data unit used by your system.

C

Abbreviation for Celsius.

CA

Abbreviation for certification authority. cache

A fast storage area that keeps a copy of data or instructions for quicker data retrieval. For example, your system's BIOS may cache ROM code in faster RAM.

Or, a disk-cache utility may reserve RAM in which to store frequently accessed information from your system's disk drives; when a program makes a request to a disk drive for data that is in the cache, the disk-cache utility can retrieve the data from RAM faster than from the disk drive.

capability

Refers to the actions that an object can perform, or actions that can be taken on a managed object. For example, if a card is hot-pluggable, it is capable of being replaced while the system power is on.

CDRAM

Abbreviation for cached DRAM, which is a high-speed DRAM memory chip developed by Mitsubishi that includes a small SRAM cache.

CD-ROM

Abbreviation for compact disc read-only memory. CD drives use optical technology to read data from CDs. CDs are read-only storage devices; you cannot write new data to a CD with standard CD drives.

Glossary

CHAP

Acronym for Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol, an authentication scheme used by PPP servers to validate the identity of the originator of the connection upon connection or any time later.

chip

A set of microminiaturized, electronic circuits that are designed for use as processors and memory in systems. Small chips can hold from a handful to tens of thousands of transistors. They look like tiny chips of aluminum, no more than

1/16 inch square by 1/30 inch thick, which is where the term "chip" came from.

Large chips, which can be more than a half inch square, hold millions of transistors. It is actually only the top one thousandth of an inch of a chip's surface that holds the circuits. The rest of it is just a base.

CIM

Acronym for Common Information Model, which is a model for describing management information from the DMTF. CIM is implementation independent, allowing different management applications to collect the required data from a variety of sources. CIM includes schemas for systems, networks, applications and devices, and new schemas will be added. It provides mapping techniques for interchange of CIM data with MIB data from SNMP agents.

CIMOM

Acronym for common information model object manager.

CI/O

Abbreviation for comprehensive input/output.

CLI

Abbreviation for command line interface.

cm

Abbreviation for centimeter(s).

CMOS

Acronym for complementary metal-oxide semiconductor. In systems, CMOS memory chips are often used for NVRAM storage.

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COM n

The device names for the first through fourth serial ports on your system are

COM1, COM2, COM3, and COM4. The default interrupt for COM1 and COM3 is IRQ4, and the default interrupt for COM2 and COM4 is IRQ3. Therefore, you must be careful when configuring software that runs a serial device so that you don't create an interrupt conflict.

config.sys file

The config.sys file is executed when you boot your system (before running any commands in the autoexec.bat file). This start-up file contains commands that specify which devices to install and which drivers to use. This file also contains commands that determine how the operating system uses memory and controls files.

ConsoleOne ®

Novell ® ConsoleOne is a Java-based foundation for graphical utilities that manage and administer network resources from different locations and platforms.

ConsoleOne provides a single point of control for all Novell and external products.

controller

A chip that controls the transfer of data between the microprocessor and memory or between the microprocessor and a peripheral device such as a disk drive or the keyboard.

control panel

The part of the system that contains indicators and controls, such as the power switch, hard drive access indicator, and power indicator.

conventional memory

The first 640 KB of RAM. Conventional memory is found in all systems. Unless they are specially designed, MS-DOS conventional memory.

® programs are limited to running in

COO

Abbreviation for cost of ownership.

cooling unit

Sets of fans or other cooling devices in a system chassis.

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coprocessor

A chip that relieves the system's microprocessor of specific processing tasks. A math coprocessor, for example, handles numeric processing. A graphics coprocessor handles video rendering.

cpi

Abbreviation for characters per inch.

CPU

Abbreviation for central processing unit. See also microprocessor.

CRC

Abbreviation for cyclic redundancy code, which is a number derived from, and stored or transmitted with, a block of data in order to detect corruption. By recalculating the CRC and comparing it to the value originally transmitted, the receiver can detect some types of transmission errors.

CSR

Abbreviation for certificate signing request.

cursor

A marker, such as a block, underscore, or pointer that represents the position at which the next keyboard or mouse action will occur.

DAT

Acronym for digital audio tape.

dB

Abbreviation for decibel(s).

dBA

Abbreviation for adjusted decibel(s).

DBS

Abbreviation for Demand Based Switching. DBS is power management performed by switching to a low power state (frequency and voltage) when the processor utilization is low. It maintains application performance while lowering the average system power.

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DC

Abbreviation for direct current.

Also, abbreviation for Dual Channel.

device driver

A program that allows the operating system or some other program to interface correctly with a peripheral device, such as a printer. Some device drivers—such as network drivers—must be loaded from the config.sys file (with a device= statement) or as memory-resident programs (usually, from the autoexec.bat file).

Others—such as video drivers—must load when you start the program for which they were designed.

DHCP

Abbreviation for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a protocol that provides a means to dynamically allocate IP addresses to computers on a LAN.

DIMM

Acronym for dual in-line memory module. A small circuit board containing

DRAM chips that connects to the system board.

DIN

Acronym for Deutsche Industrie Norm which is the standards-setting organization for Germany. A DIN connector is a connector that conforms to one of the many standards defined by DIN. DIN connectors are used widely in personal computers. For example, the keyboard connector for personal computers is a

DIN connector.

DIP

Acronym for dual in-line package. A circuit board, such as a system board or expansion card, may contain DIP switches for configuring the circuit board.

DIP switches are always toggle switches, with an on position and an off position.

directory

Directories help keep related files organized on a disk in a hierarchical, "inverted tree" structure. Each disk has a "root" directory; for example, a C:\> prompt normally indicates that you are at the root directory of hard drive C. Additional directories that branch off of the root directory are called subdirectories.

Subdirectories may contain additional directories branching off of them.

display adapter

See "video adapter."

Glossary

DKS

Abbreviation for dynamic kernel support.

DMA

Abbreviation for direct memory access. A DMA channel allows certain types of data transfer between RAM and a device to bypass the microprocessor.

DMTF

Abbreviation for Distributed Management Task Force, a consortium of companies representing hardware and software providers.

dpi

Abbreviation for dots per inch.

DPMS

Abbreviation for Display Power Management Signaling. A standard developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA ® monitor. A monitor is said to be DPMS-compliant when it is designed to enter a power management state after receiving the appropriate signal from a system's video controller.

) that defines the hardware signals sent by a video controller to activate power management states in a

DRAC

Acronym for Dell™ Remote Access Controller.

DRAM

Acronym for dynamic random-access memory. A system's RAM is usually made up entirely of DRAM chips. Because DRAM chips cannot store an electrical charge indefinitely, your system continually refreshes each DRAM chip in the system.

DRMK

Acronym for Dell Real Mode Kernel.

drive-type number

Your system can recognize a number of specific hard drives. Each is assigned a drive-type number that is stored in NVRAM. The hard drive(s) specified in your system's System Setup program must match the actual drive(s) installed in the system. The System Setup program also allows you to specify physical parameters

(logical cylinders, logical heads, cylinder number, and logical sectors per pack) for drives not included in the table of drive types stored in NVRAM.

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DTE

Abbreviation for data terminal equipment. Any device, such as a computer system, that can send data in digital form by means of a cable or communications line.

The DTE is connected to the cable or communications line through a data communications equipment (DCE) device, such as a modem.

ECC

Abbreviation for error checking and correction.

ECP

Abbreviation for Extended Capabilities Port.

EDO

Acronym for extended data output dynamic random access memory which is a type of DRAM that is faster than conventional DRAM. EDO RAM can start fetching the next block of memory at the same time that it sends the previous block to the microprocessor.

EEPROM

Acronym for electrically erasable programmable read-only memory.

EIDE

Abbreviation for enhanced integrated drive electronics. EIDE devices add one or more of the following enhancements to the traditional IDE standard:

• Data transfer rates of up to 16 MB/sec

• Support for drives other than just hard drives, such as CD and tape drives

• Support for hard drives with capacities greater than 528 MB

• Support for up to two controllers, each with up to two devices attached

EISA

Acronym for Extended Industry-Standard Architecture, a 32-bit expansion-bus design. The expansion-card connectors in an EISA system are also compatible with 8- or 16-bit ISA expansion cards.

To avoid a configuration conflict when installing an EISA expansion card, you must use the EISA Configuration Utility. This utility allows you to specify which expansion slot contains the card and obtains information about the card's required system resources from a corresponding EISA configuration file.

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EMC

Abbreviation for electromagnetic compatibility.

EMI

Abbreviation for electromagnetic interference.

EMM

Abbreviation for expanded memory manager. A utility that uses extended memory to emulate expanded memory on systems with an x86 or higher microprocessor.

EMS

Abbreviation for Expanded Memory Specification.

EPP

Abbreviation for Enhanced Parallel Port which provides improved bidirectional data transmission. Many devices are designed to take advantage of the EPP standard, especially devices, such as network or SCSI adapters that connect to the parallel port of a portable computer.

EPROM

Acronym for erasable programmable read-only memory.

ERA

Abbreviation for embedded remote access.

ERA/MC

Abbreviation for embedded remote access modular computer. See modular system.

ERA/O

Abbreviation for embedded remote access option.

ESD

Abbreviation for electrostatic discharge.

ESM

Abbreviation for embedded systems management.

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A technique for accessing RAM above 1 MB. To enable expanded memory on your system, you must use an EMM. You should configure your system to support expanded memory only if you run application programs that can use (or require) expanded memory.

expansion bus

Your system contains an expansion bus that allows the microprocessor to communicate with controllers for peripheral devices, such as a network card or an internal modem.

expansion-card connector

A connector on the system's system board or riser board for plugging in an expansion card.

extended memory

RAM above 1 MB. Most software that can use it, such as the Windows operating system, requires that extended memory be under the control of an XMM.

external cache memory

A RAM cache using SRAM chips. Because SRAM chips operate at several times the speed of DRAM chips, the microprocessor can retrieve data and instructions faster from external cache memory than from RAM.

F

Abbreviation for Fahrenheit.

FAT

Acronym for file allocation table. FAT and FAT32 are file systems that are defined as follows:

FAT — A file system used by MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, and Windows

98. Windows NT ® and Windows 2000 also can use the FAT file system. The operating system maintains a table to keep track of the status of various segments of disk space used for file storage.

FAT32 — A derivative of the FAT file system. FAT32 supports smaller cluster sizes than FAT, thus providing more efficient space allocation on FAT32 drives.

FCC

Abbreviation for Federal Communications Commission.

Glossary

FEPROM

Acronym for flash erasable programmable read-only memory. Flash memory is a kind of nonvolatile storage device similar to EEPROM, but the erasing is done only in blocks or the entire chip.

Fibre Channel

A data transfer interface technology that allows for high-speed I/O and networking functionality in a single connectivity technology. The Fibre Channel Standard supports several topologies, including Fibre Channel Point-to-Point, Fibre

Channel Fabric (generic switching topology), and Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop

(FC_AL).

firmware

Software (programs or data) that has been written onto read-only memory

(ROM). Firmware can boot and operate a device. Each controller contains firmware which helps provide the controller's functionality.

flash bios

A BIOS that is stored in flash memory rather than in ROM. A flash BIOS chip can be updated in place, whereas a ROM BIOS must be replaced with a newer chip.

flash memory

A type of EEPROM chip that can be reprogrammed from a utility on diskette while still installed in a system; most EEPROM chips can only be rewritten with special programming equipment.

format

To prepare a hard drive or diskette for storing files. An unconditional format deletes all data stored on the disk.

FPBGA

Abbreviation for field programmable gate array, a programmable logic chip (PLD) with a high density of gates.

FRU

Abbreviation for field replaceable unit.

ft

Abbreviation for feet.

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FTP

Abbreviation for file transfer protocol.

g

Abbreviation for gram(s).

G

Abbreviation for gravities.

GB

Abbreviation for gigabyte(s). A gigabyte equals 1024 megabytes or 1,073,741,824 bytes.

gcc

Abbreviation for gnu C compiler.

graphics coprocessor

See coprocessor.

graphics mode

A video mode that can be defined as x horizontal by y vertical pixels by z colors.

GUI

Acronym for graphical user interface.

h

Abbreviation for hexadecimal. A base-16 numbering system, often used in programming to identify addresses in the system's RAM and I/O memory addresses for devices. The sequence of decimal numbers from 0 through 16, for example, is expressed in hexadecimal notation as: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B,

C, D, E, F, 10. In text, hexadecimal numbers are often followed by h.

HBA

Abbreviation for host bus adapter. A PCI adapter card that resides in the system whose only function is to convert data commands from PCI-bus format to storage interconnect format (examples: SCSI, Fibre Channel) and communicate directly with hard drives, tape drives, CD drives, or other storage devices. heat sink

A metal plate with metal pegs or ribs that help dissipate heat. Most microprocessors include a heat sink.

Glossary

HMA

Abbreviation for high memory area. The first 64 KB of extended memory above

1 MB. A memory manager that conforms to the XMS can make the HMA a direct extension of conventional memory. Also see XMM.

host adapter

A host adapter implements communication between the system's bus and the controller for a peripheral device. (hard drive controller subsystems include integrated host adapter circuitry.) To add a SCSI expansion bus to your system, you must install or connect the appropriate host adapter.

hot plug

The ability to remove and replace a redundant part while the system is still running.

Also called a "hot spare."

HPFS

Abbreviation for the High Performance File System option in the Windows NT operating systems.

HTTP

Abbreviation for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the client-server TCP/IP protocol used on the World Wide Web for the exchange of HTML documents.

HTTPS

Abbreviation for HyperText Transmission Protocol, Secure. HTTPS is a variant of HTTP used by Web browsers for handling secure transactions. HTTPS is a unique protocol that is simply SSL underneath HTTP. You need to use "https://" for HTTP URLs with SSL, whereas you continue to use "http://" for HTTP URLs without SSL.

Hz

Abbreviation for hertz.

ICES

Abbreviation for Interface-Causing Equipment Standard (in Canada).

ICMP

Abbreviation for Internet Control Message Protocol. ICMP is a TCP/IP protocol used to send error and control messages.

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ICU

Abbreviation for ISA Configuration Utility.

ID

Abbreviation for identification.

IDE

Abbreviation for Integrated Drive Electronics. IDE is a computer system interface, used primarily for hard drives and CDs.

I/O

Abbreviation for input/output. The keyboard is an input device, and a printer is an output device. In general, I/O activity can be differentiated from computational activity. For example, when a program sends a document to the printer, it is engaging in output activity; when the program sorts a list of terms, it is engaging in computational activity.

IHV

Abbreviation for independent hardware vendor. IHVs often develop their own

MIBs for components that they manufacture.

interlacing

A technique for increasing video resolution by only updating alternate horizontal lines on the screen. Because interlacing can result in noticeable screen flicker, most users prefer noninterlaced video adapter resolutions.

internal microprocessor cache

An instruction and data cache built in to the microprocessor.

IP address

Abbreviation for Internet Protocol address. See TCP/IP.

IPMI

Abbreviation for Intelligent Platform Management Interface, which is an industry standard for management of peripherals used in enterprise computers based on

Intel architecture. The key characteristic of IPMI is that inventory, monitoring, logging, and recovery control functions are available independent of the main processors, BIOS, and operating system.

IPX

Abbreviation for internetwork packet exchange.

Glossary

IRQ

Abbreviation for interrupt request. A signal that data is about to be sent to or received by a peripheral device travels by an IRQ line to the microprocessor. Each peripheral connection must be assigned an IRQ number. For example, the first serial port in your system (COM1) is assigned to IRQ4 by default. Two devices can share the same IRQ assignment, but you cannot operate both devices simultaneously.

ISA

Acronym for Industry-Standard Architecture. A 16-bit expansion bus design. The expansion-card connectors in an ISA system are also compatible with 8-bit ISA expansion cards.

ISV

Abbreviation for independent software vendor.

ITE

Abbreviation for information technology equipment.

Java

A cross-platform programming language developed by Sun Microsystems.

JSSE

Abbreviation for Java Secure Socket Extension.

jumper

Jumpers are small blocks on a circuit board with two or more pins emerging from them. Plastic plugs containing a wire fit down over the pins. The wire connects the pins and creates a circuit. Jumpers provide a simple and reversible method of changing the circuitry in a printed circuit board.

K

Abbreviation for kilo-, indicating 1000.

KB

Abbreviation for kilobyte(s), 1024 bytes.

KB/sec

Abbreviation for kilobyte(s) per second.

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Kbit(s)

Abbreviation for kilobit(s), 1024 bits.

Kbit(s)/sec

Abbreviation for kilobit(s) per second.

key combination

A command requiring you to press multiple keys at the same time. For example, you can reboot your system by pressing the <Ctrl><Alt><Del> key combination.

kg

Abbreviation for kilogram(s), 1000 grams.

kHz

Abbreviation for kilohertz, 1000 hertz.

LAN

Acronym for local area network. A LAN system is usually confined to the same building or a few nearby buildings, with all equipment linked by wiring dedicated specifically to the LAN.

lb

Abbreviation for pound(s).

LCC

Abbreviation for leaded or leadless chip carrier.

LIF

Acronym for low insertion force. Some systems use LIF sockets and connectors to allow devices, such as the microprocessor chip, to be installed or removed with minimal stress to the device.

LED

Abbreviation for light-emitting diode. An electronic device that lights up when a current is passed through it.

local bus

On a system with local-bus expansion capability, certain peripheral devices (such as the video adapter circuitry) can be designed to run much faster than they would with a traditional expansion bus. Some local-bus designs allow peripherals to run at the same speed and with the same width data path as the system's microprocessor.

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LPT n

The device names for the first through third parallel printer ports on your system are LPT1, LPT2, and LPT3.

LRA

Abbreviation for local response agent.

m

Abbreviation for meter(s).

mA

Abbreviation for milliampere(s).

mAh

Abbreviation for milliampere-hour(s).

managed system

A managed system is any system that is monitored and managed using Server

Administrator. Systems running Server Administrator can be managed locally or remotely through a supported Web browser. See remote management system.

math coprocessor

See coprocessor.

Mb

Abbreviation for megabit.

MB

Abbreviation for megabyte(s). The term megabyte means 1,048,576 bytes; however, when referring to hard drive storage, the term is often rounded to mean

1,000,000 bytes.

MB/sec

Abbreviation for megabytes per second.

Mbps

Abbreviation for megabits per second.

MBR

Abbreviation for master boot record.

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MCA

Abbreviation for Micro Channel Architecture, which is designed for multiprocessing. MCA eliminates potential conflicts that arise when installing new peripheral devices. MCA is not compatible with either EISA or XT bus architecture, so older cards cannot be used with it.

memory

A system can contain several different forms of memory, such as RAM, ROM, and video memory. Frequently, the word memory is used as a synonym for RAM; for example, an unqualified statement such as "a system with 16 MB of memory" refers to a system with 16 MB of RAM.

memory address

A specific location, usually expressed as a hexadecimal number, in the system's

RAM.

memory manager

A utility that controls the implementation of memory in addition to conventional memory, such as extended or expanded memory.

memory module

A small circuit board containing DRAM chips that connects to the system board.

MHz

Abbreviation for megahertz.

MIB

Acronym for management information base. The MIB is used to send detailed status/commands from or to an SNMP managed device.

microprocessor

The primary computational chip inside the system that controls the interpretation and execution of arithmetic and logic functions. Software written for one microprocessor must usually be revised to run on another microprocessor. CPU is a synonym for microprocessor.

MIDI

Acronym for musical instrument digital interface.

mm

Abbreviation for millimeter(s).

Glossary

modem

A device that allows your system to communicate with other systems over telephone lines.

modular system

A system that can include multiple server modules. Each server module functions as an individual system. To function as a system, a server module is inserted into a chassis which includes power supplies, fans, a system management module, and at least one network switch module. The power supplies, fans, system management module, and network switch module are shared resources of the

server modules in the chassis. See server module.

MOF

Acronym for managed object format, which is an ASCII file that contains the formal definition of a CIM schema.

mouse

A pointing device that controls the movement of the cursor on a screen. Mouseaware software allows you to activate commands by clicking a mouse button while pointing at objects displayed on the screen.

MPEG

Acronym for Motion Picture Experts Group. MPEG is a digital video file format.

ms

Abbreviation for millisecond(s).

MS-DOS

Acronym for Microsoft Disk Operating System.

MTBF

Abbreviation for mean time between failures.

multifrequency monitor

A monitor that supports several video standards. A multifrequency monitor can adjust to the frequency range of the signal from a variety of video adapters.

mV

Abbreviation for millivolt(s).

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name

The name of an object or variable is the exact string that identifies it in an

SNMP Management Information Base (MIB) file or in a CIM Management

Object File (MOF).

NDIS

Abbreviation for Network Driver Interface Specification.

NIC

Acronym for network interface controller.

NIF

Acronym for network interface function. This term is equivalent to NIC.

NMI

Abbreviation for nonmaskable interrupt. A device sends an NMI to signal the microprocessor about hardware errors, such as a parity error.

noninterlaced

A technique for decreasing screen flicker by sequentially refreshing each horizontal line on the screen.

ns

Abbreviation for nanosecond(s), one billionth of a second.

NTFS

Abbreviation for the Windows NT File System option in the Windows NT operating system. NTFS is an advanced file system designed for use specifically within the

Windows NT operating system. It supports file system recovery, extremely large storage media, and long file names. It also supports object-oriented applications by treating all files as objects with user-defined and system-defined attributes. See also

FAT and FAT32.

NTLM

Abbreviation for Windows NT LAN Manager. NTLM is the security protocol for the Windows NT operating system.

NuBus

Proprietary expansion bus used on Apple ® Macintosh ® personal computers.

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NVRAM

Acronym for nonvolatile random-access memory. Memory that does not lose its contents when you turn off your system. NVRAM is used for maintaining the date, time, and system configuration information.

OID

Abbreviation for object identifier. An implementation-specific integer or pointer that uniquely identifies an object.

online access service

A service that typically provides access to the Internet, e-mail, bulletin boards, chat rooms, and file libraries.

OTP

Abbreviation for one-time programmable.

PAM

Acronym for Pluggable Authentication Modules. PAM allows system administrators to set an authentication policy without having to recompile authentication programs.

parallel port

An I/O port used most often to connect a parallel printer to your system. You can usually identify a parallel port on your system by its 25-hole connector.

parameter

A value or option that you specify to a program. A parameter is sometimes called a switch or an argument.

partition

You can divide a hard drive into multiple physical sections called partitions with the fdisk command. Each partition can contain multiple logical drives.

After partitioning the hard drive, you must format each logical drive with the format command.

PC card

A credit-card sized, removable module for portable computers standardized by

PCMCIA. PC cards are also known as "PCMCIA cards." PC Cards are 16-bit devices that are used to attach modems, network adapters, sound cards, radio transceivers, solid state disks and hard disks to a portable computer. The PC Card is a "plug and play" device, which is configured automatically by the Card Services software.

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PCI

Abbreviation for Peripheral Component Interconnect. The predominant 32-bit or 64-bit local-bus standard developed by Intel Corporation.

PCMCIA

Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. An international trade association that has developed standards for devices, such as modems and external hard drives, that can be plugged into portable computers.

PERC

Acronym for PowerEdge Expandable RAID controller.

peripheral device

An internal or external device—such as a printer, a disk drive, or a keyboard— connected to a system.

PGA

Abbreviation for pin grid array, a type of microprocessor socket that allows you to remove the microprocessor chip.

physical memory array

The physical memory array is the entire physical memory of a system. Variables for physical memory array include maximum size, total number of memory slots on the motherboard, and total number of slots in use.

physical memory array mapped

The physical memory array mapped refers to the way physical memory is divided.

For example, one mapped area may have 640 KB and the other mapped area may have between 1 MB and 127 MB.

PIC

Acronym for programmable interrupt controller.

PIP

Acronym for peripheral interchange program.

pixel

A single point on a video display. Pixels are arranged in rows and columns to create an image. A video resolution, such as 640 x 480, is expressed as the number of pixels across by the number of pixels up and down.

Glossary

PKCS #7

Abbreviation for Public Key Cryptography Standard #7. PKCS #7 is an RSA Data

Security, Inc., standard for encapsulating signed data such as a certificate chain.

PKIS

Abbreviation for Novell Public Key Infrastructure Services.

PLCC

Abbreviation for plastic leaded chip carrier.

Plug and Play

An industry-standard specification that makes it easier to add hardware devices to personal computers. Plug and Play provides automatic installation and configuration, compatibility with existing hardware, and dynamic support of mobile computing environments.

PME

Abbreviation for Power Management Event. A PME is a pin on a peripheral component interconnect that allows a PCI device to assert a wake event.

POST

Acronym for power-on self-test. Before the operating system loads when you turn on your system, the POST tests various system components such as RAM, the disk drives, and the keyboard.

power supply

An electrical system that converts AC current from the wall outlet into the

DC currents required by the system circuitry. The power supply in a personal computer typically generates multiple voltages.

power unit

A set of power supplies in a system chassis.

ppm

Abbreviation for pages per minute.

PPP

Abbreviation for Point-to-Point Protocol.

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PQFP

Abbreviation for plastic quad flat pack, a type of microprocessor socket in which the microprocessor chip is permanently mounted.

program diskette set

The set of diskettes from which you can perform a complete installation of an operating system or application program. When you reconfigure a program, you often need its program diskette set.

protected mode

An operating mode supported by 80286 or higher microprocessors, protected mode allows operating systems to implement:

• A memory address space of 16 MB (80286 microprocessor) to 4 GB (x86 or higher microprocessor)

• Multitasking

• Virtual memory, a method for increasing addressable memory by using the hard drive

The Windows NT, OS/2 ® , and UNIX ® 32-bit operating systems run in protected mode. MS-DOS cannot run in protected mode; however, some programs that you can start from MS-DOS, such as the Windows operating system, are able to put the system into protected mode.

provider

A provider is an extension of a CIM schema that communicates with managed objects and accesses data and event notifications from a variety of sources.

Providers forward this information to the CIM Object Manager for integration and interpretation.

PS

Abbreviation for power supply.

PS/2

Abbreviation for Personal System/2.

PXE

Abbreviation for Pre-boot eXecution Environment.

QFP

Abbreviation for quad flat pack.

Glossary

RAC

Acronym for remote access controller.

RAID

Acronym for redundant array of independent drives.

RAM

Acronym for random-access memory. A system's primary temporary storage area for program instructions and data. Each location in RAM is identified by a number called a memory address. Any information stored in RAM is lost when you turn off your system.

RAMDAC

Acronym for random-access memory digital-to-analog converter.

RAW

Unprocessed. The term refers to data that is passed along to an I/O device without being interpreted. In contrast, cooked refers to data that is processed before being passed to the I/O device. It often refers to uncompressed text that is not stored in any proprietary format. The term comes from UNIX, which supports cooked and raw modes for data output to a terminal.

RBAC

Abbreviation for role-based access control.

RDRAM ®

Acronym for Rambus™ DRAM ® . A dynamic RAM chip technology from Rambus,

Inc. Direct RDRAMs are used in systems. Direct RDRAM chips are housed in

RIMM modules, which are similar to DIMMs but have different pin settings. The chips can be built with dual channels, doubling the transfer rate to 3.2 GB/sec.

read-only file

A read-only file is one that you are prohibited from editing or deleting. A file can have read-only status if:

• Its read-only attribute is enabled.

• It resides on a physically write-protected diskette or on a diskette in a write-protected drive.

• It is located on a network in a directory to which the system administrator has assigned read-only rights to you.

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readme file

A text file included with a software package or hardware product that contains information supplementing or updating the documentation for the software or hardware. Typically, readme files provide installation information, describe new product enhancements or corrections that have not yet been documented, and list known problems or other things you need to be aware of as you use the software or hardware.

real mode

An operating mode supported by 80286 or higher microprocessors, real mode imitates the architecture of an 8086 microprocessor.

refresh rate

The rate at which the monitor redraws the video image on the monitor screen.

More precisely, the refresh rate is the frequency, measured in Hz, at which the screen's horizontal lines are recharged (sometimes also referred to as its vertical frequency). The higher the refresh rate, the less video flicker can be seen by the human eye. The higher refresh rates are also noninterlaced.

remote management system

A remote management system is any system that accesses the Server

Administrator home page on a managed system from a remote location using a supported Web browser. See managed system.

RFI

Abbreviation for radio frequency interference.

RGB

Abbreviation for red/green/blue.

RIMM

Acronym for Rambus In-line Memory Module, which is the Rambus equivalent of a DIMM module.

RMI

Acronym for Remote Method Invocation. RMI is a part of the Java programming language library that enables a Java program running on one system to access the objects and methods of another Java program running on a different system.

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ROM

Acronym for read-only memory. Your system contains some programs essential to its operation in ROM code. Unlike RAM, a ROM chip retains its contents even after you turn off your system. Examples of code in ROM include the program that initiates your system's boot routine and the POST.

rpm

Abbreviation for revolutions per minute.

RPM

Abbreviation for Red Hat ® Package Manager.

RTC

Abbreviation for real-time clock. Battery-powered clock circuitry inside the system that keeps the date and time after you turn off the system.

SAN

Acronym for storage area network.

SAS

Acronym for Secure Authentication Services or Serial-attached SCSI. When referring to security protocols or authentication, SAS is Secure Authentication

Services. When referring to computer peripheral devices that employ a serial

(one bit at a time) means of digital data transfer over thin cables, SAS is

Serial-attached SCSI.

SCA

Abbreviation for single connector attachment.

schema

A collection of class definitions that describes managed objects in a particular environment. A CIM schema is a collection of class definitions used to represent managed objects that are common to every management environment, which is why CIM is called the Common Information Model.

SCSI

Acronym for small computer system interface. An I/O bus interface with faster data transmission rates than standard ports. You can connect up to seven devices

(15 for some newer SCSI types) to one SCSI interface.

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SEL

Acronym for system event log.

SDMS

Abbreviation for SCSI device management system.

sec

Abbreviation for second(s).

SEC

Abbreviation for single-edge contact.

secure port server

An application that makes Web pages available for viewing by Web browsers using

the HTTPS protocol. See Web server.

serial port

An I/O port used most often to connect a modem to your system. You can usually identify a serial port on your system by its 9-pin connector.

settings

Settings are conditions of a manageable object help to determine what happens when a certain value is detected in a component. For example, a user can set the upper critical threshold of a temperature probe to 75 degrees Celsius. If the probe reaches that temperature, the setting results in an alert being sent to the management system so that user intervention can be taken. Some settings, when reached, can trigger a system shutdown or other response that can prevent damage to the system.

server module

A modular system component that functions as an individual system. To function as a system, a server module is inserted into a chassis which includes power supplies, fans, a system management module, and at least one network switch module. The power supplies, fans, system management module, and network switch module are shared resources of the server modules in the chassis. See

modular system.

service tag number

A bar code label that identifies each system in the event that you need to call for customer or technical support.

Glossary

SGRAM

Acronym for synchronous graphics RAM.

shadowing

A computer's system and video BIOS code is usually stored on ROM chips.

Shadowing refers to the performance-enhancement technique that copies BIOS code to faster RAM chips in the upper memory area (above 640 KB) during the boot routine.

SIMD

Abbreviation for Single Instruction Multiple Data.

SIMM

Acronym for single in-line memory module. A small circuit board containing

DRAM chips that connects to the system board.

SIP

Acronym for single in-line package, which is a type of housing for electronic components in which the connecting pins protrude from one side. A SIP is also called a Single In-line Pin Package (SIPP).

SKU

Acronym for stock keeping unit.

SMART

Acronym for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology. A technology that allows hard drives to report errors and failures to the system BIOS, which then displays an error message on the screen. To take advantage of this technology, you must have a SMART-compliant hard drive and the proper support in the system BIOS.

SMBIOS

Acronym for system management BIOS.

SMD

Abbreviation for surface mount device.

SMTP

Abbreviation for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.

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SNMP

Abbreviation for Simple Network Management Protocol. SNMP, a popular network control and monitoring protocol, is part of the original TCP/IP protocol suite.

SNMP provides the format in which vital information about different network devices, such as network servers or routers, can be sent to a management application.

SODIMM

Acronym for small outline-DIMM. A DIMM module with a thinner profile due to the use of TSOP chip packages. SODIMMs are commonly used in portable computers.

SOIC

Abbreviation for Small Outline IC, a small-dimension, plastic, rectangular, surface mount chip package that uses gull-wing pins extending outward.

SOJ

Abbreviation for small outline package J-lead, a small-dimension, plastic, rectangular surface mount chip package with j-shaped pins on its two long sides.

SRAM

Abbreviation for static random-access memory. Because SRAM chips do not require continual refreshing, they are substantially faster than DRAM chips.

SSL

Abbreviation for secure socket layer.

state

Refers to the condition of an object that can have more than one condition.

For example, an object may be in the "not ready" state.

status

Refers to the health or functioning of an object. For example, a temperature probe can have the status normal if the probe is measuring acceptable temperatures.

When the probe begins reading temperatures that exceed limits set by the user, it reports a critical status.

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SVGA

Abbreviation for super video graphics array. VGA and SVGA are video standards for video adapters with greater resolution and color display capabilities than previous standards.

To display a program at a specific resolution, you must install the appropriate video drivers and your monitor must support the resolution. Similarly, the number of colors that a program can display depends on the capabilities of the monitor, the video driver, and the amount of video memory installed in the system.

switch

On a system board, switches control various circuits or functions in your computer system. These switches are known as DIP switches; they are normally packaged in groups of two or more switches in a plastic case. Two common DIP switches are used on system boards: slide switches and rocker switches. The names of the switches are based on how the settings (on and off) of the switches are changed.

syntax

The rules that dictate how you must type a command or instruction so that the system understands it. A variable's syntax indicates its data type.

system board

As the main circuit board, the system board usually contains most of your system's integral components, such as the following:

• Microprocessor

• RAM

• Controllers for standard peripheral devices, such as the keyboard

• Various ROM chips

Frequently used synonyms for system board are motherboard and logic board.

system configuration information

Data stored in memory that tells a system what hardware is installed and how the system should be configured for operation.

system diskette

System diskette is a synonym for bootable diskette.

system memory

System memory is a synonym for RAM.

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System Setup program

A BIOS-based program that allows you to configure your system's hardware and customize the system's operation by setting such features as password protection and energy management. Some options in the System Setup program require that you reboot the system (or the system may reboot automatically) in order to make a hardware configuration change. Because the System Setup program is stored in

NVRAM, any settings remain in effect until you change them again.

system.ini file

A start-up file for the Windows operating system. When you start Windows, it consults the system.ini file to determine a variety of options for the Windows operating environment. Among other things, the system.ini file records which video, mouse, and keyboard drivers are installed for Windows.

Running the Control Panel or Windows Setup program may change options in the system.ini file. On other occasions, you may need to change or add options to the system.ini file manually with a text editor, such as Notepad.

table

In SNMP MIBs, a table is a two dimensional array that describes the variables that make up a managed object.

TCP/IP

Abbreviation for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A system for transferring information over a computer network containing dissimilar systems, such as systems running Windows and UNIX. termination

Some devices (such as the last device at each end of a SCSI cable) must be terminated to prevent reflections and spurious signals in the cable. When such devices are connected in a series, you may need to enable or disable the termination on these devices by changing jumper or switch settings on the devices or by changing settings in the configuration software for the devices.

text editor

An application program for editing text files consisting exclusively of ASCII characters. Windows Notepad is a text editor, for example. Most word processors use proprietary file formats containing binary characters, although some can read and write text files.

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TFTP

Abbreviation for Trivial File Transfer Protocol. TFTP is a version of the TCP/IP

FTP protocol that has no directory or password capability.

text mode

A video mode that can be defined as x columns by y rows of characters.

threshold values

Systems are normally equipped with various sensors that monitor temperature, voltage, current, and fan speed. The sensor's threshold values specify the ranges

(min and max values) for determining whether the sensor is operating under normal, noncritical, critical or fatal conditions. Server Administrator-supported threshold values are

• UpperThresholdFatal

• UpperThresholdCritical

• UpperThresholdNon-critical

• Normal

• LowerThresholdNon-critical

• LowerThresholdCritical

• LowerThresholdFatal time-out

A specified period of system inactivity that must occur before an energy conservation feature is activated.

tpi

Abbreviation for tracks per inch.

TQFP

Abbreviation for thin quad flat pack.

TSR

Abbreviation for terminate-and-stay-resident. A TSR program runs "in the background." Most TSR programs implement a predefined key combination

(sometimes referred to as a hot key) that allows you to activate the TSR program's interface while running another program. When you finish using the TSR program, you can return to the other application program and leave the TSR program resident in memory for later use. TSR programs can sometimes cause memory conflicts. When troubleshooting, rule out the possibility of such a conflict by rebooting your system without starting any TSR programs.

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TSOP

Abbreviation for thin small outline package. A very thin, plastic, rectangular surface mount chip package with gull-wing pins on its two short sides.

UART

Acronym for universal asynchronous receiver transmitter, the electronic circuit that makes up the serial port.

UDP

Abbreviation for user datagram protocol.

UL

Abbreviation for Underwriters Laboratories.

UMB

Abbreviation for upper memory blocks.

unicode

A fixed width, 16-bit world wide character encoding, developed and maintained by the Unicode Consortium. upper memory area

The 384 KB of RAM located between 640 KB and 1 MB. If the system has an x86 or higher microprocessor, a utility called a memory manager can create UMBs in the upper memory area, in which you can load device drivers and memory-resident programs.

UPS

Abbreviation for uninterruptible power supply. A battery-powered unit that automatically supplies power to your system in the event of an electrical failure.

URL

Abbreviation for Uniform Resource Locator (formerly Universal Resource

Locator).

USB

Abbreviation for Universal Serial Bus. A USB connector provides a single connection point for multiple USB-compliant devices, such as mice, keyboards, printers, and computer speakers. USB devices can also be connected and disconnected while the system is running.

Glossary

utility

A program used to manage system resources—memory, disk drives, or printers, for example.

utility partition

A bootable partition on the hard drive that provides utilities and diagnostics for your hardware and software. When activated, the partition boots and provides an executable environment for the partition's utilities.

UTP

Abbreviation for unshielded twisted pair.

UUID

Abbreviation for Universal Unique Identification.

V

Abbreviation for volt(s).

VAC

Abbreviation for volt(s) alternating current.

varbind

An algorithm used to assign an object identifier (OID). The varbind gives rules for arriving at the decimal prefix that uniquely identifies an enterprise, as well as the formula for specifying a unique identifier for the objects defined in that enterprise's MIB.

variable

A component of a managed object. A temperature probe, for example, has a variable to describe its capabilities, its health or status, and certain indexes that you can use to help you in locating the right temperature probe.

VCCI

Abbreviation for Voluntary Control Council for Interference.

VDC

Abbreviation for volt(s) direct current.

VESA

Acronym for Video Electronics Standards Association.

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VGA

Abbreviation for video graphics array. VGA and SVGA are video standards for video adapters with greater resolution and color display capabilities than previous standards. To display a program at a specific resolution, you must install the appropriate video drivers and your monitor must support the resolution. Similarly, the number of colors that a program can display depends on the capabilities of the monitor, the video driver, and the amount of video memory installed for the video adapter.

VGA feature connector

On some systems with a built-in VGA video adapter, a VGA feature connector allows you to add an enhancement adapter, such as a video accelerator, to your system. A VGA feature connector can also be called a VGA pass-through connector.

video adapter

The logical circuitry that provides—in combination with the monitor—your system's video capabilities. A video adapter may support more or fewer features than a specific monitor offers. Typically, a video adapter comes with video drivers for displaying popular application programs and operating systems in a variety of video modes.

On some systems, a video adapter is integrated into the system board. Also available are many video adapter cards that plug into an expansion-card connector.

Video adapters often include memory separate from RAM on the system board.

The amount of video memory, along with the adapter's video drivers, may affect the number of colors that can be simultaneously displayed. Video adapters can also include their own coprocessor for faster graphics rendering.

video driver

A program that allows graphics-mode application programs and operating systems to display at a chosen resolution with the desired number of colors. A software package may include some "generic" video drivers. Any additional video drivers may need to match the video adapter installed in the system.

video memory

Most VGA and SVGA video adapters include memory chips in addition to your system's RAM. The amount of video memory installed primarily influences the number of colors that a program can display (with the appropriate video drivers and monitor capabilities).

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video mode

Video adapters normally support multiple text and graphics display modes.

Character-based software displays in text modes that can be defined as x columns by y rows of characters. Graphics-based software displays in graphics modes that can be defined as x horizontal by y vertical pixels by z colors.

video resolution

Video resolution—800 x 600, for example—is expressed as the number of pixels across by the number of pixels up and down. To display a program at a specific graphics resolution, you must install the appropriate video drivers and your monitor must support the resolution.

virtual memory

A method for increasing addressable RAM by using the hard drive. For example, in a system with 16 MB of RAM and 16 MB of virtual memory set up on the hard drive, the operating system would manage the system as though it had 32 MB of physical RAM.

virus

A self-starting program designed to inconvenience you. Virus programs have been known to corrupt the files stored on a hard drive or to replicate themselves until a computer system or network runs out of memory. The most common way that virus programs move from one system to another is through "infected" diskettes, from which they copy themselves to the hard drive. To guard against virus programs, you should do the following:

• Periodically run a virus-checking utility on your system's hard drive

• Always run a virus-checking utility on any diskettes (including commercially sold software) before using them

VLSI

Abbreviation for very-large-scale integration.

VLVESA

Acronym for very low voltage enterprise system architecture.

vpp

Abbreviation for peak-point voltage.

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VRAM

Acronym for video random-access memory. Some video adapters use VRAM chips

(or a combination of VRAM and DRAM) to improve video performance. VRAM is dual-ported, allowing the video adapter to update the screen and receive new image data at the same time.

VRM

Abbreviation fro voltage regulator module.

W

Abbreviation for watt(s).

Wakeup on LAN

The ability for the power in a client station to be turned on by the network. Remote wake-up enables software upgrading and other management tasks to be performed on users' systems after the work day is over. It also enables remote users to gain access to machines that have been turned off.

Web server

An application that makes Web pages available for viewing by Web browsers using the HTTP protocol.

WH

Abbreviation for watt-hour(s).

win.ini file

A start-up file for the Windows operating system. When you start Windows, it consults the win.ini file to determine a variety of options for the Windows operating environment. Among other things, the win.ini file records what printer(s) and fonts are installed for Windows. The win.ini file also usually includes sections that contain optional settings for Windows application programs that are installed on the hard drive. Running the Control Panel or

Windows Setup program may change options in the win.ini file. On other occasions, you may need to change or add options to the win.ini file manually with a text editor such as Notepad.

Windows 95

An integrated and complete Microsoft Windows operating system that does not require MS-DOS and that provides advanced operating system performance, improved ease of use, enhanced workgroup functionality, and simplified file management and browsing.

Glossary

Windows NT

High-performance server and workstation operating system software developed by

Microsoft that is intended for technical, engineering, and financial applications.

write-protected

Read-only files are said to be write-protected. You can write-protect a 3.5-inch diskette by sliding its write-protect tab to the open position or by setting the write-protect feature in the System Setup program.

WMI

Acronym for Windows Management Instrumentation. WMI provides

CIM Object Manager services.

X.509 Certificate

An X.509 certificate binds a public encryption key to the identity or other attribute of its principal. Principals can be people, application code (such as a signed applet) or any other uniquely identified entity (such as a secure port server or Web server).

XMM

Abbreviation for extended memory manager, a utility that allows application programs and operating systems to use extended memory in accordance with the XMS.

XMS

Abbreviation for eXtended Memory Specification.

X Window System

The graphical user interface used in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment.

ZIF

Acronym for zero insertion force. Some systems use ZIF sockets and connectors to allow devices such as the microprocessor chip to be installed or removed with no stress applied to the device.

ZIP

A 3.5-inch removable disk drive from Iomega. Originally, it provided 100-MB removable cartridges. The drive is bundled with software that can catalog the disks and lock the files for security. A 250-MB version of the Zip drive also reads and writes the 100-MB Zip cartridges.

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