With all of the new features of XenServer 5.6, I have been very
excited about rolling it out. There has been one thing though.
OpenManage and XenServer haven’t been the best pals. When we had
been trying to rollout any XenServer on a Dell Server, it seems
that we had to jump through hoops to make OpenManage work. Well
Dell has really worked on being more XenServer Friendly and
released a Supplemental Pack for XenServer.
A Supplemental Pack is an install package that can be
slipstreamed into the install of XenServer. So if you were
installing XenServer you would simply start with the install CD,
then use the Linux Templates Supplemental CD, and then use the Dell
OpenManage CD when it asks for you to continue the install. It is
I had to call Dell to get a copy of the ISO because it was not
yet available on the website. Here is the link so that you too can
enjoy some Dell and Citrix Xen!
the way, Thank You! Johanness Far (Dell Enterprise Technical
Support Senior Analyst) for getting me the link.