Looking for help with omapi/omshell

Sean Alderman salderman1 at udayton.edu
Tue Sep 10 14:57:03 UTC 2013

Hi, I was hoping perhaps there might be someone on this list who could
point me in the right direction to find help on OMAPI / OSHELL on this
topic.  I hate to bump a thread, but I've not been able to make an progress
toward a solution on my own.

Thank you for your patience.  Kind regards,

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 4:53 PM, Sean Alderman <salderman1 at udayton.edu>wrote:

> Greetings,
>   I am new to the list, please forgive me if this is not the appropriate
> list for this topic.
> I'm working with TheForeman to configure unattended installations for both
> Linux and Solaris (x86 and SPARC) servers.  I've seen examples of static
> dhcpd.conf files where the administrator has created GROUP objects to
> contain the various vendor specific options for each type of host [1]<http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/networking/setup-dhcp-jsp-141470.html>.
> I would very much like to mimic this configuration via omshell, but it does
> not appear to be possible.  Omshell does not seem to like setting the
> vendor-class-option
> I'm running ISC dhcpd on OracleLinun 6.4 with pakcaged dhcp-4.1.1-34 if
> that helps.
> Here is a basic rundown of what I've tried...
>    1. Enter omshell, set key/secret, connect to localhost
>    2. Open New Host, set hardware-type, hardware-address, ip-address,
>    name, and so forth.
>    3. Attempt to set vendor-option-space to SUNW
>    4. Attempt to set other vendor specific options within the SUNW space.
>    5. Attempt create, and fail.
> At this point I'm not sure if I've got the syntax wrong or if there aren't
> means to accomplish this via the omapi.  FWIW, I don't need to set all of
> the vendor options in the host record, I could very easily make it such
> that all the vendor options are inherited from the group if there is a way,
> via omshell/api to define a new host to be part of a group.
> [1]
> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/networking/setup-dhcp-jsp-141470.html
> Any thoughts?  Thank you in advance!

Sean M. Alderman
Senior Engineer, UDit Systems Integration and Engineering
University of Dayton
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