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OpenManage Essentials

Control availability, improve resource productivity

Manage and maintain your IT environment more effectively. When you streamline and automate your data center operations you optimize resource productivity. And when you have a unified view of your infrastructure — including a deep view into the health of systems and their components —you manage and maintain your IT environment more effectively.

OpenManage Essentials gives you these advantages in a single, easy-to-use, one-to-many systems management console solution optimized for remote monitoring and management of Dell and third-party enterprise-class hardware. It decreases operational errors and system downtime with features like the following:
  • Automated discovery, inventory and monitoring of Dell PowerEdge servers, storage, networking, and SonicWALL firewall appliances, as well as supported third-party hardware devices
  • Agent-free server monitoring and updates including BIOS, firmware and drivers for PowerEdge servers, blade systems, internal storage and components
  • Anytime, anywhere mobile access to data center health status information through the OpenManage Mobile application and a smart device
  • Geographic view for VRTX to map, monitor and manage dispersed VRTX systems
  • Integration and link-and-launch interfaces with additional Dell enterprise systems management solutions and services including:
    • AppAssure to schedule and perform comprehensive system backups
    • OpenManage Power Center to optimize and control power consumption
    • KACE K1000 Systems Management service desk to deliver actionable email alerts describing the status of Dell servers, storage, networking and appliances
    • ProSupport SupportAssist for proactive identification, resolution and analysis of hardware issues
  • Control of PowerEdge servers within Microsoft Windows, Hyper-V, Linux®, VMware® and open-source environments


Automate configuration for streamlined efficiency
Capabilities like the latest OpenManage Essentials Server Configuration Management feature delivers additional levels of automation and control for Dell PowerEdge server deployments and maintenance with:

  • Automated bare-metal deployment of PowerEdge servers, and rapid replication of hardware configurations
  • Controlled consistency in server configuration settings to a predefined baseline with automated drift detection
OpenManage Essentials configuration management gives you templates and processes to easily, accurately and rapidly replicate server configurations and OS deployment so you minimize the risk of errors and ensure server availability. You can also configure multiple PowerEdge servers as a single process – even before a server is ever turned on — to speed the time to productivity.

Because OpenManage Essentials helps you easily and consistently deploy, configure, discover, inventory, monitor and update your PowerEdge servers, you spend less time performing repetitive hardware management tasks. This enhanced efficiency, in turn, frees your IT staff to work on projects that drive innovation — a win-win for IT staff, your entire organization and your customers.

For additional information on OpenManage Essentials, please visit Dell TechCenter ; or, talk to a Dell expert to learn how you can achieve the advantages of our innovative systems management solutions — including OpenManage Server Configuration Management, other Enterprise Systems Management solutions, and Dell platforms, software solutions, and services.
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