Dell dset 3.2 on CentOS 6.2

We have been having some issues with some Dell servers and we were asked to provide a dset output for one of them.  Of course the new version 3.2 does not run directly under CentOS 6.2, however as RHEL is supported then it should work. This is the steps I took to get it to work:-

  1. wget ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/FOLDER00481758M/1/dell-dset-3.2.0.141_x64_A01.bin
  2. mkdir dell   #used to keep the extracted contents
  3. This binary does a lot of checking to see that it is to be run on a supported system, unfortunately CentOS is not one of them. So I extracted the contents using :- tail -n+23 dell-dset-3.2.0.141_x64_A01.bin | tar -xzv -C dell
  4. The +23 offset was found by using awk ‘/^__ARCHIVE_BELOW__/ {print NR + 1; exit 0; }’ dell-dset-3.2.0.141_x64_A01.bin
  5. cd dell
  6. You will need to find the RedHat strings for /etc/issue and /etc/redhat-release, once changed
  7. run ./install.sh and select install and run.

You can now run dset to get the report.

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