Hardware

Getting started with DellEMC OpenManage Enterprise – Tech Release

OpenManage Enterprise Tech Release is a new hardware management and monitoring console that provides a comprehensive view of the Dell EMC servers, chassis, network switches, and other third-party devices on the enterprise network. It is designed for the next generation of IT Professionals with a focus on simplicity, automation, and unification of data center management.

Comparing the old known Open Manage version installed in a Windows machine this refreshed version with new features makes reporting, inventory and firmware upgrade so much easier and appealing. For those who had the pleasure to use the old version I must say I was about time Dell to save us all that pain.

Features to love:

  1. HTML5 interface
  2. vAPP deployment. Post deploy tasks are only: EULA acceptance, password setup and IP configuration. Not bad.
  3. API for automation and integration. Yeah!!!!!

Recommended minimum hardware configuration for OpenManage Enterprise–Tech Release:

Small (up to 1000 managed systems)

  • Processor: 4 cores
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Hard drive: 20 GB

Large (up to 5500 managed systems)

  • Processor: 8 cores
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Hard drive: 200 GB

After downloading the appliance in OFV format and deploying DellEMC OP power on the VM, open VM console  and wait until boot completes.

Download link for multiple hypervisors: Hyper-V, ESXi and Xen

Accept EULA

Dell OpenManage EULA

Set admin password.

Configure IP address

Browse configured IP and login using configured password for admin user

After login you see home screen with dashboard and you can go to Application settings menu to complete network configurations, security, users, email, alerts, etc.

 

Quick How To: Device Discovery

Quick How To: View Device Details

Quick How To: Create Email Alert Policy

Quick How To: Create Firmware Update Baseline