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Dell Repository Manager (DRM)


Dell Repository Manager
Dell Repository Manager (DRM) is an application that allows IT Administrators to easily manage system updates. Dell Repository Manager provides a searchable interface used to create custom software
collections known as bundles and repositories of Dell Update Packages (DUPs).
These bundles and repositories allow for the deployment of multiple firmware updates at once.
A Dell Update Package (DUP) is a self-contained executable in a standard package format that updates a software element on a Dell server such as the BIOS, a device driver, firmware, and other similar software updates.
Additionally, Dell Repository Manager makes it easier to locate specific updates for a particular platform, which saves time.


Welcome to Dell Repository Manager
Repository Manager can compare differences between two repositories at both the bundle and component level. It allows you to create deployment tools using your custom repository. Repository Manager is available for Dell Data Center (Server, Storage, Networking) and Dell Enterprise client products. The Data Center version can create and manage repositories for Dell PowerEdge servers, select EquaLogic, PowerVault & Compellent storage as well as select PowerConnect and Force10 networking switches. The Dell Client version manages updates for Dell Latitude, Precision Workstation and OptiPlex client systems.
Dell Repository Manager integrates with Dell systems management products such as Dell OpenManage Essentials console and the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter. Dell Repository Manager automates creation of custom repositories by reading inventory information from these consoles and creating of a set of updates that is newer than what is currently installed.

New version available (July 2013), Dell Repository Manager v1.7!

New Features with 1.7
Repository Manager now provides an easy way to add Non-DUP packages in any file format to a repository. This is nice, because not all Dell updates are in DUP format, so being able to add these to your repository makes it easier to distribute these updates within your environment. 64-bit BUPs are now available! Good news for those of you who want to select or filter on this attribute. The last big change is that updates can now be deployed in a customer-chosen, specific sequence. This is particularly nice when creating a bootable ISO. Other new features include support for PowerEdge VRTX update content and the ability to customize a script with options such as a forced update.


Dell Repository Manager Resources
Dell Repository Manager Step-by-Step Tutorials, Whitepapers, Best Practices
Additional Dell Repository Manager Information
 


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Article ID: SLN283183

Last Date Modified: 09/20/2013 12:00 AM


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