Great product but like many of us who probably have a large device count I do not want to discover all my physical and virtual devices in OME. I already have a Network management system that maintains a list of devices discovered to have OpenManage. I would like to drive the OME database with this data.( What integration tools, hooks are available in OME?)
I realize that I could do a bulk weekly or daily import of devices but I would prefer to automate this as devices are discovered or removed from NMS by using one of the stored procedures provided in the OME schema or an API call. From my NMS I know IP, Netmask, Hostname, Category (Organization ownership), SNMP credentials etc..It's just a matter of plugging in to OME.
I have tested connectivity from the NMS to the OME database It's just a matter getting the data into OME and was hoping Dell had an integration solution.
Discovering 100's of vlan's every night with a mix of virtual and physical devices is not a good fit for our architecture.
Please forgive any grammatical errors. It's the end of the day and I had this post on my must do list today.
Hi Scot and thanks for the question.
mmmm....I'm not sure I have any good ideas on this one. We do have a new CLI interface that provides a few limited capabilities. There is a whitepaper on www.delltechcenter.com/ome on this (CLI). It can do things like add discovery ranges, groups, etc.
But I think you are saying that you actually want to import the devices and not do a discovery of these. Is that correct? This probably won't work because in OME we require a certain set of data that we pick up in our discovery range so we can properly discover and classify the system. Sometimes this gets complex if we are trying to correlate idrac to server, etc. So we don't have a simple "device import". Just a range import.
Hope this helps,
I thought about this, we have the same situation in many NMS systems.
I think our best option is importing a "range" that is a single IP/Netmask.
This is what I successfully did using the device csv import but like I said. I'd like to manage this
process device by device so our lifecycle automation tasks could hook into OME.
If you can import a single IP/Netmask via csv we should be able to easily automate this.
Would it be possible to simply add the device by calling Procedure
I know all the data required from the NMS.
Appears to work with 3.0. Moving forward although running this from the Dell OME server is less than desirable. My best option appears to be to run a schedule task on the Dell OME server to pull all Servers from the NMS that have discovered OpenManage. Then apply logic to selectively add or remove devices from the OME Device pool.
I think the CLI is a great start to but would be a better service to customers as an API that could be
called remotely. Web service or whatever.Then begin to build features into it.