dell poweredge 2950
windows server 2003 R2 enterprise
i am about to install the dell openmanage Server Administrator. prior to the installation, there is a scan + report that shows components that are not compatible or not installed.
in the Server Administrator section, it says Hardware Management is not installed. when i go to Add/Remote Programs to install Hardware Management, it warns me "An IPMI device has been registered within the
system BIOS; all 3rd party IPMI drivers must be
removed from the system prior to installation in
order to prevent system instability; if all
3rd party drivers have been removed or you wish
to ignore this risk press OK otherwise
i read this article here:
and now i am confused. the article from dell says:
"The R2 Hardware Management component and IPMI driver only support
PowerEdge systems with BMCs that support IPMI versions 1.5 and later.
PowerEdge systems with BMCs that support IPMI version 1.0 are not
supported by the R2 IPMI driver. These systems can continue to use the
Dell OpenManage IPMI driver"
then there is a support matrix that show R2 IPMI and Dell OpenManage
poweredge 2950 shows Yes for Driver Support for both.
so... here's the question...
how do i properly install Hardware Management on this server so that it works with Server Administrator?