Monitor Solution for Dell Servers 6.1 Release Notes

Article:DOC1168  |  Created: 2006-07-21  |  Updated: 2007-10-18  |  Article URL
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What has changed in the 6.1 release of Monitor Solution for Dell Servers?


Release Notes for Monitor Solution for Dell Servers 6.1

New Features in this Release
Known Issues
Additional Documentation
Document History

New Features in this Release

Improvements for this release include the following new features:

Feature Description

1. Red Hat Enterprise* Linux Support
Now you can monitor Linux servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 4 WS/ES/AS (x86).

2. New system requirements
This release works with the following Altiris software:

  • Notification Server 6.0 SP3 or later
  • Altiris Agent for Windows 6.0 SP3 or later
  • Altiris Agent for UNIX and Linux 6.0 SP2 or later
  • Monitor Solution 6.0 SP4 or later
  • Monitor Solution Agent 6.0 SP4 or later

This release also requires Dell OMSA versions 4.4, 4.5, 5.0, 5.1, and 5.2.

3. Enhanced reports
All reports now provide computer names and the computer collection containing each computer.

4. New and updated SNMP and event metrics
We added new metrics and updated existing metrics to fully utilize the Dell* OMSA agent. In cases where no SNMP metric is available, the Windows* or syslog event is used to measure behavior.

5. New rules for informational Windows events
We added new rules that trigger when informational events are found in the Windows event log.

6. Eliminated time-out errors from resource collections
When accessing a collection within Resources that contains a system with OMSA and the Monitor Agent, highlighting 30 systems or greater and right-clicking to display the Resource menu no longer results in time-out errors.

Known Issues

The following are unresolved issues and workaround instructions for issues in this release:

Known Issue

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Multiple-instance metrics cause warnings on computers with BMC
Some multiple-instance OMSA metrics are not available on newer Dell PowerEdge computers with onboard management controller (BMC). This prevents some Monitor for Dell Pack rules from evaluating, causing errors to appear in the log. The software contains event rules that report many of the same hardware failures these skipped rules report, however.

Additional Documentation
Product documentation is available in the Altiris Monitor Solution for Dell Servers Product Guide.

Document History



21 July, 2006 Final version posted for release.
18 October, 2007 Change to system requirements.

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