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No Storage Connector Activating when Monitoring Dell Servers

KB1014 - Sep 24, 2009

Type: Problem

Description: Why no storage connector is activating when monitoring Dell Servers and why no physical or logical disks are shown.

Additional Keywords: Connectors

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This can be due to the Dell Openmanage Agent installation prerequisites. The Dell Openmanage Agent will not automatically install its storage management module if the controller’s firmware is out of date (Note: External Disks that are part of a SAN are not monitored by the Dell Openmanage Agent).


If you try to install the Dell Openmanage Agent manually, you get an error message saying "One or more of your storage controllers has an out-of-date firmware..."

The Dell Openmanage Server Administrator GUI does not list "Storage".


Upgrade the Controllers Firmware or following the instructions in the error message and choose a "custom" installation (manually selecting the Storage Agent).