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Does Installing Dell OMSA on a Linux server require a reboot?

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I would like to install Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) for Linux on a server that is running Red Hat and is being used in a live environment. Rebooting the server is do-able, but will cause major headaches and require a lot of work before and after. Installing OMSA on a Windows server does not require a reboot. I have tried to find out if this is the same for Linux. Even the Dell person I was speaking to was non-commital. So, can OMSA be installed on a Linux server without causing any outage?
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No you don't need to reboot.
Are you going to use the yum repository?
I would recommend using it : http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Repository/hardware
Basically, you just need to do :
  wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi | bash
   yum -y install srvadmin-all
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by:Froomshanker
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Actually I am not a Linux person, I am just gathering the information for someone else. So what difference does it make if we use the yum repository?
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It is easier to install, it has been tested many times and you can easily get updates.
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