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Dell OpenManage Essentials 1.2.1 (Patch for OME 1.2.0)

Dell OpenManage Essentials 1.2.1 is a patch to be installed over OME 1.2.0.
Dell OpenManage Essentials is a 'one to many' console used to monitor Dell Enterprise hardware.
It can discover, inventory, and monitor the health of Dell Servers, Storage, and network devices.
Essentials can also update the drivers and BIOS of your Dell PowerEdge Servers and allow you to
run remote tasks. OME can increase system uptime, automate repetitive tasks, and prevent
interruption in critical business operations

Fixes & Enhancements


After upgrading existing OME 1.1.x or OME 1.0.x to OME 1.2 version, users may see an issue with compliant systems report, some of the components may show up as non-compliant. Installing 1.2.1 will clean up the catalog data tables safely.

NOTE: After installing the 1.2.1 patch users have to import a new catalog.

- If customer has a ESXi 5.x cluster setup where the ESXi host keeps sending multiple CIMOM heartbeat SNMP alert, sometimes it may result in OME stopping the alerts reception after few hours or days. In this scenario, the discovery and status poll may works fine. If the alerts continue for a long time, it may result in Network monitoring service stop functioning completely.

- OME users are not able to update a non-PCI components firmware on iDRAC 12G with version 1.40.40 and above using OME 1.2 console.

- OME users in rare conditions end up running update tasks without any target systems associated. This will result in a task failure with details as below.

- The task has failed because the device selected as a target does not support this type of task. For a detailed reference of what tasks can be run against specific devices and discovery methods, Refer to the Managing Remote Tasks section in the user guide. Also check if Dell OpenManage BMC Utilities are installed.

After applying the OME 1.2.1 patch the update tasks can be created and executed successfully without this error.


Version 1.2.1, A00


Systems Management

Release date

22 Aug 2013

Last Updated

21 Sep 2013


Available formats

File Format:Application
File Name:OME_1.2.1_patch_3448.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1 MB
Format DescriptionApplication
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Other versions
2.1.0,A00 11 Dec 20157:58:25 PM
2.0.1,A00 21 Sep 20154:07:28 PM
2.0,A00 08 Sep 20143:11:31 AM
Supported Operating Systems
Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2008 x86
Windows Server 2008 R2
Installation instructions
Dell OpenManage Essentials 1.2.1 is a patch to be installed over OME 1.2.0.

If you need a copy of 1.2.0, please go here:

Download&Copy the EXE to a temporary folder on the OME v1.2 server.
Double click on the EXE to extract the files and launch the installer.
Click Install
Note: Installation of this patch will require local administrative privileges. Make sure to review Readme file.

Please visit the following link for more information on this product:
Important Information
Dell OpenManage Essentials 1.2.1 is a patch to be installed over OME 1.2.0.

Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains critical fixes in Dell OpenManage Essentials. Please note that this release of the Dell OpenManage Essentials must be applied on v1.2.0.

- This patch can only be installed on OME 1.2.0. It is not supported on OME 1.0.X, or 1.1.X releases.
- After installing this patch, re-run discovery task on all the discovery ranges to make sure connection status for all the devices is determined accurately.
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