It seems that several people have been having problems getting Dell OMSA 6.2 to work correctly on CentOS 5.4 x86_64. Specifically, the software does not detect any storage controllers, and therefore also doesn't find any disks. eg.

[root@b034 ~]# omreport storage pdisk controller=0
Invalid controller value. Read, controller=0
No controllers found.

After a little investigation, I found the source of the problem.

It turns out that the i386 package of compat-libstdc++-33 is required, although it's not pulled in as a dependency by the srvadmin-whatever RPM.

yum install compat-libstdc++-33.i386
service dataeng restart

Now, the same command works just fine:

[root@b034 ~]# omreport storage pdisk controller=0
List of Physical Disks on Controller PERC 6/i Adapter (Slot 1)

Controller PERC 6/i Adapter (Slot 1)
ID                        : 0:0:0
Status                    : Ok
Name                      : Physical Disk 0:0:0
etc.

3 thoughts on “Dell OMSA on CentOS 5.4 x86_64 – No Controllers found error

  1. Hello

    I m writing from Italy and i do have the same problem but on ubuntu 10.4
    using Omsa 6.1
    does anyone have any tip ??? It would be very appreciated .

  2. Hi Sphinx Khan,You raise a good point: as both are Linux distros, I don’t think they’ll difefr much w.r.t performance if not for their difefrences in defaults for such things like filesystems etc. I haven’t benchmarked them to compare the two on the same hardware, nor have I found a benchmark that compares the two, so I can’t really say if there’s a difefrence.As for security: the security of any server depends on the services running on the server and how they’re set up. It is possible to set up a very tight server with either distro, just as it is possible to set up a very leaky server with either distro. Personally, I find the Debian documentation for securing a server better w.r.t. accessibility, findability and thoroughness, but that might just be because I have more experience with Debian than I do with CentOS.W.r.t. the user community: both have a very wide and very active user community and, as both are Linux distros, there is some overlap between the two communities.Thanks for the comment,Ronald

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