This section lists the prerequisites and steps for installing the BIOS Management package.

Prerequisites

Install the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) package on the target system. If the OMI package is not installed, the BIOS Management package installation displays an error message. The steps to install the Dell Command | Monitor package on an Ubuntu Desktop in listed here:
  1. Download the Dell Command | Monitor package from https://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER04931265M/1/command-monitor_10.0.0-208.ubuntu16_amd64.tar.gz to your target system.
  2. The Dell Command | Monitor package contains three sub-packages:
    • omi-1.1.0.ssl_100.x64.deb - Run the following command to install the OMI package:
      dpkg –i omi-1.1.0.ssl_100.x64.deb
    • srvadmin-hapi_9.1.0-1_amd64.deb - Run the following command to install the server administrator package:
      dpkg –i srvadmin-hapi_9.1.0-1_amd64.deb
    • command-monitor_10.0.0-208.ubuntu16_amd64.deb - Run the following command to install the Dell Command | Monitor package:
      dpkg –i 
      command-monitor_10.0.0-208.ubuntu16_amd64.deb
The required namespace ( root-dcim-sysman) is installed on the system.
Note: The BIOS Management package is developed specifically for Dell BIOS.

Procedure

  1. To install the BIOS Management package, run the following command:
    dpkg –i bios-mgmt-amd64-1.0.0.deb
    The BIOS Management package is installed at /opt/ bios_mgmt_server.
  2. To verify the installation, run the following command:
    dpkg -l "vmware-bios-mgmt-server"
    This command displays the installed version of the BIOS Management package.
  3. Configure the export log file environment variable LOG_CFG_PATH. For example:
    export LOG_CFG_PATH=/opt/bios_mgmt_server/cfg
  4. Add the log filename with its path in the log configuration file Log4cxxConfig.cfg. For example:
    log4j.appender.rootFileAppender.File=/opt/bios_mgmt_server/cfg/sampletest.log
  5. Run the BIOS Manager CLI:
    /opt/bios_mgmt_server/bin/BiosManager_CLI -h

Results

You have successfully installed the BIOS Management package.