Most of our servers are Dell boxes running Windows 2003 R2, and we are planning an upgrade to Server 2008 across the board.
To that end we have already upgraded one of our servers using an in-place upgrade, and everything seems to be working fine--with Windows and our applications.
But Dell's OpenManage is not working well at all. It starts fine, and runs initially, but after a few days, the services stop responding and we can no longer use it properly. Battery and power status are reported, but storage, memory, fans, temperature, and voltage monitoring stop responding.
When this happens, "DSM SA Data Manager" service cannot be restarted, and remains in "stopping" state when stopped or restarted. Killing the process via Task Manager allows it to be started, and then things are fine for another few days.
We have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but to no effect.
This is with OpenManage 6.3.0 in Windows Server 2008 R2 x64.