Open Manage Server Assistant on a Dell Poweredge 4400
Posted on 2005-03-17
I recently inherited a Dell Poweredge 4400. I have never come accross such a beast before (I've led a sheltered life!) so this is likely to be the first of many questions.
I haven't got any of the original documentation or system CD's so I am relying on what I can get from the Dell website. So far I have updated the BIOS and the various firmwares.
Now, when I boot the server it tells me that when installing windows I should use the Dell Open Manage Sever Assistant CD. I don't have such a thing and can't see it for download in the 2003 server section of the Dell download site.
I went ahead and installed 2003 server anyway and everything went fine. So, my question is what have I missed out on by not using the Open Manage Server Assistant? Are there some key features I will have missed or is something that i can do without?? I fact the same goes for all the open manage stuf there is on the dell site. Do you really need it all??