Installing Dell OpenManage on Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

Installing Dell OpenManage 6.50 on Ubuntu 11.04 64bit (Meerkat? Olifant? damn names) was a pain. Mostly because Debian-based systems are only supported since recently and thus there is too much outdated info out there (mostly grisly hacks how to force the rpm-based install to work on your system).

Thus, here a very quick summary:

  1. Follow instructions on this page:http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/deb/latest/
  2. Afterwards, in order to be able to authenticate, edit /etc/pam.d/omauth as follows:
    -auth required /lib32/security/pam_unix.so nullok
    -auth required /lib32/security/pam_nologin.so
    -account required /lib32/security/pam_unix.so nullok
    +auth required /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/security/pam_unix.so nullok
    +auth required /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/security/pam_nologin.so
    +account required /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/security/pam_unix.so nullok

Surprisingly painless (if I would have had this information 5 hours earlier). Ah yes, don’t forget to open your firewall for port tcp 1311… :)

Update: I created a project page for my server.

2 thoughts on “Installing Dell OpenManage on Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

  1. I just installed on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and the pam edits need are without the “x86_64-linux-gnu” portion of your edits.
    paths should be “/lib/security/pam_unix.so”
    etc….

    • Yes, they seemed to have changed the format of the pam files a couple of time recently. Getting it right was also one of my problems – so thanks for contributing your solution.

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