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OpenManage Essentials version 2.3 launched with lot more exciting features addressing suggestions/requests by our users

Hi OME Users,

We are excited to announce the launch of OpenManage Essentials (OME) version 2.3.For a complete list of features and enhancements in version 2.3, please visit the OpenManage Essential TechCenter page.

Also, there are white papers available on the OpenManage Essential TechCenter page that explain the new features and use cases of OME 2.3:

  • Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials – SNMPv3 Support (v2.3) (NEW)
  • Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials – Device Support (v2.3) (NEW)
  • Managing Modular Infrastructure by using OpenManage Essentials (OME) (v2.3) (NEW)
  • Editing and Deploying Server Template by using Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials (OME) (v2.3) (NEW)
  • REST API for Interfacing with OpenManage Essentials

 We will be glad to hear the feedback from you here.

Thanks,
Vijay.

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e-JP
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RE: OpenManage Essentials version 2.3 launched with lot more exciting features addressing suggestions/requests by our users

Hello,

Do you know if the WSMAN discovery issue with proxy is solved in this version? 

See http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/f/4494/t/19985638

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RE: OpenManage Essentials version 2.3 launched with lot more exciting features addressing suggestions/requests by our users

Hi E-JP,

OME 2.3 still uses winrm plugin for communication and many of the customers are on 2.1/2.2 with their iDRACs/CMCs discovering fine.

Thanks,
Vijay.

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e-JP
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RE: OpenManage Essentials version 2.3 launched with lot more exciting features addressing suggestions/requests by our users

So you can not really confirm if the proxy issue is solved or not. I will hate losing a full day to test the new version if it is not working.

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RE: OpenManage Essentials version 2.3 launched with lot more exciting features addressing suggestions/requests by our users

Hi E-JP,

There is no change in ws-man plugin to what it was in OME 2.1/OME 2.2. However, now we have enabled discovery/inventory to work when ICMP protocol is disabled in the datacenter environment.

I looked at the thread you mentioned and it does not tell exactly what proxy settings in the environment was causing the discovery/inventory to fail in 2.1. Can you give more details about the same, so that we can confirm whether the issue is addressed in 2.3 or not?

Thanks,
Vijay.

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e-JP
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RE: OpenManage Essentials version 2.3 launched with lot more exciting features addressing suggestions/requests by our users

Hello Vijay,

I think the main cause is because OME is using IP for wsman discovery and winrm do not resolve IP. So, in our situation:

netsh winhttp show proxy

Current WinHTTP proxy settings:

Proxy Server(s) : proxy.mydomain.org:3128
Bypass List : <local>;*.mydomain.org

winrm e cimv2/root/dcim/DCIM_LCEnumeration -u:root -r:8GFGY12.mydomain.org/wsman -SkipCNcheck -SkipCAcheck -encoding:utf-8 -a:basic

will work

winrm e cimv2/root/dcim/DCIM_LCEnumeration -u:root -r:https://10.136.177.140/wsman -SkipCNcheck -SkipCAcheck -encoding:utf-8 -a:basic

will fail after  several seconds with error

Error number: -2144108270 0x80338112
The connection to the specified remote host was refused. Verify that the WS-Management service is running on the remote host and configured to listen for requests on the correct port and HTTP URL.

And yes, dns record is okay, I can ping and nslookup it. 

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RE: OpenManage Essentials version 2.3 launched with lot more exciting features addressing suggestions/requests by our users

Hi E-JP,

This is not fixed in OME 2.3 as well. I am sorry about that.

Work around would be adding ip subnet also in your proxy bypass list like 10.136.177.*.

Thanks,

Arun
Social Media Support
#IWork4Dell

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e-JP
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RE: OpenManage Essentials version 2.3 launched with lot more exciting features addressing suggestions/requests by our users

Hello,

We have several(!) subnets so this will be painful. But I will give it a try. Thank you.

JP

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l4ndo
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RE: OpenManage Essentials version 2.3 launched with lot more exciting features addressing suggestions/requests by our users

Hi

We are currently on 2.1.0

Is the upgrade procedure easy and straight forward?

Are older clients running older OMSA agents still supported, as it would be a pain to upgrade those.?

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RE: OpenManage Essentials version 2.3 launched with lot more exciting features addressing suggestions/requests by our users

Hi,

OME 2.1 to 2.3 upgrade is simple and straight forward. 

Just launch the OME 2.3 installer on the system where 2.1 is installed and it will guide through simple steps (Refer installer whitepaper for details).

The systems with OMSA agents will still give the same inventory as in 2.1 after upgrade to OME 2.3.

Thanks,
Vijay.

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