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How to install and configure the local and remote system management options on Dell PowerEdge 12G Servers


Table of Contents:

  1. Installing and Configuring OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA)
  2. OpenManage Essentials: A Simple Way to Centrally Manage Multiple "Dell Devices"


Article Summary: This article provides information on how to install and configure the local and remote System Management options on 12G PowerEdge Servers.


Note: Dell PowerEdge Servers include the following models: T320, R320, T420, R420, R520, T620, R620, R720xd, R720, R820, M420, M520, M620, M820 and R920

Issue 1: Installing and Configuring OpenManage Server Administrator

What is Dell OpenManage?

Dell OpenManage is a collection of software developed by Dell that helps you discover, monitor, manage, patch, and deploy to Dell server (OpenManage can also monitor networking and storage as well). OpenManage is useful to administrators that need to manage multiple servers because it allows them to easily view the status of all of their servers and manage them from a single workstation.


Other Server Administrator Resources


More OMSA Downloads


OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) Videos Introducing OpenManage Essentials


Support for VMWare



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Issue 2: OpenManage Essentials: A Simple Way to Centrally Manage Multiple "Dell Devices"

OpenManage Essentials (OME) is a systems management console that provides simple, basic Dell hardware management and is available as a free download. The product officially launched on Feb 28th, 2012 and it will replace Dell IT Assistant (ITA).

OpenManage Essentials is available as a free download from the Dell Support Site. The OME console's inventory function integrates with the Dell Repository Manager to automatically facilitate the creation of custom repositories of new updates for your systems. If you are new to the product, take the Quick Tour or watch the OME Overview Video below:

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Article ID: SLN129295

Last Date Modified: 07/23/2014 11:46 AM


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