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Dell Update: How to Download and Use the Dell EMC Repository Manager?


Dell EMC Repository Manager (DRM) is an application within the Dell OpenManage portfolio 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).



Table of Contents

  1. What is the Dell EMC Repository Manager (DRM)?

  2. Resources



1. What is the Dell EMC Repository Manager (DRM)?


Dell EMC Repository Manager (DRM) is an application within the Dell OpenManage portfolio 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 specific software element on a Dell server such as the BIOS, a device driver, firmware, and other similar software updates.
Additionally, Dell EMC Repository Manager makes it easier to find and download specific updates for a particular platform, which saves time.

Note: The Dell Repository Manager (DRM) can only be installed on Windows operating systems.


Available features

  • Compare differences between two repositories at both the bundle and component level
  • Allows you to create deployment tools using your custom repository
  • Available for Dell EMC Data Center (Server and Storage)
  • Integrates with Dell systems management products such as Dell OpenManage Essentials console and the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter
  • Automates the creation of custom repositories by reading inventory information from these consoles and creates a set of updates that are newer than what is currently installed


2. Dell Repository Resources

Download

The latest version of Dell Repository Manager (DRM) is 3.0 :


Manuals

To access the documents, please select the DRM version on this link "Dell EMC Repository Manager versions", and then click on the "Manuals & Document" tab. The User Guide and additional documents "Troubleshooting Guide", "Quick Start Guide", "Release Notes" will be displayed.

Direct links to the 3.0 User Guide:


Videos

This playlist provides tutorials to use the features of the Repository Manager. Please click in the top left corner to display the 17 available videos.



Included in this playlist you will find resource to:
  • Adding new Bundles
  • Setting Application Preferences
  • Using CMC Inventory to Create Custom Repositories
  • Creating a Custom Bootable ISO
  • Creating a Custom Catalog and downloading update
  • Creating a custom Smart Deployment Script Pack
  • Creating a Custom Server Update Utility
  • and 10 other videos.



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Article ID: SLN283183

Last Date Modified: 04/23/2018 04:58 AM


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