Running Dell DSET Remotely on ESXi 5.1 / 5.5

UPDATE: These instructions do work for ESXi 5.5 U1

These instructions will allow you to get a DSET for ESXi from the command line of a windows server.  In order to do this, you will need to have your Dell OMSA VIB package installed.  For 5.1 the current version is 7.2 at the time of this writing.  The package can be found here:

Next, you will need to download the Dell Windows DSET utility which can be found here: .  Once downloaded, run the installer and install the DSET Collector.
Open the CLI from your program files per screenshot below.


At the command prompt enter this line and it will prompt for password: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\AdvDiags\DSET\bin>DellSystemInfo.exe -s HOSTNAME -u root -d hw -n root/dcim/sysman -r   .  I have seen issues if your password has special characters at the beginning.  So, if it keeps failing try changing root to something different and then change back after collection.

dset-3Dset will collect information and put it into a filename that was specified in the command to your Desktop or you can point it to where you want it exported to.


Upload your DSET and troubleshoot your issues!


2 Responses to Running Dell DSET Remotely on ESXi 5.1 / 5.5

  1. Santhosh says:

    Nice one, post.

  2. Jesús Huerta says:

    Very interesting! In addition, DSET can also connect to DRAC. If you have a Dell DRAC, it is not necessary to install OpenManage on ESXi.


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