|Issue||The RSA SecurID Appliance 3.0 uses Dell PowerEdge server hardware, but only the newer versions of this hardware can be upgraded to Authentication Manager 8.1. |
It is possible to use the Dell Service Tag to find the type of PowerEdge hardware in the deployment.
Alternatively, gather the information from command line:
- If there is no physical access to the appliance, SSH to the appliance.
- If there is physical access to the console, connect a monitor, USB mouse and keyboard to the appliance.
- If using the 2U/A250 version of the RSA SecurID Appliance and the Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) has been properly configured, this can also be used to get command-line access.
For the RSA SecurID Appliance 3.0 running on a 1U/A130 server
For the RSA SecurID Appliance 3.0 running on a 2U/A250 server
For the RSA SecurID Appliance 3.0 hardware, find the model information using the steps below:
Login as: emcsrv
firstname.lastname@example.org's password: <enter the OS user password>
Last login: Tue May 20 08:53:40 2014 from 10.20.30.40
-bash-3.00$ omreport chassis info
Index : 0
Chassis Name : Main System Chassis
Host Name : hostname.company.com
BMC Version : 1.79
Chassis Model : PowerEdge R200
Chassis Lock : Present
Chassis Service Tag : 14HKTJ1
Chassis Asset Tag :
Flash chassis identify LED state : Off
Flash chassis identify LED timeout value : 300
This example above shows the chassis model is an R200, which cannot be upgraded to Authentication Manager 8.1.
To determine if the hardware on an Authentication Manager 8.1 server is Dell, Intel or VMware ESXi, run the commands below:
login as: rsaadmin
Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
Password: <enter OS user password>
Last login: Thu Aug 20 13:05:57 2015 from 192.168.2.102
RSA Authentication Manager Installation Directory: /opt/rsa/am
rsaadmin@am81p:~> sudo su
rsaadmin's password: <enter OS user password again>
am81p:/home/rsaadmin # dmidecode | grep Manufacturer
The following options are the results that may be displayed:
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Manufacturer: VMWare, Inc.