OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter


OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter


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What is the OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter?

The OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter (OMIVV) is designed to streamline the management processes in your data center environment by allowing you to use VMware vCenter Server to manage your full server infrastructure - both physical and virtual.

  • Monitoring PowerEdge hardware inventory directly in Host and Cluster views and the OMIVV dashboard wihtin vCenter
  • Bubble up hardware system alerts for configurable actions in vCenter
  • Managing firmware alongside vSphere Lifecycle Manager in vSphere 7.0
  • Set baselines for server configuration and firmware levels with cluster aware updates for non-vSphere Lifecycle Manager vSphere and vSAN clusters
  • Speed deployment of ESXi to new PowerEdge servers and add them to managed vCenters


In addition to the integration for vCenter, OMIVV includes rights for a server management pack for vRealize Operations Manager. This leverages the vCenter integration to provide new dashboards, giving hardware relationship mapping into the vRealize Operations data for better troubleshooting and combined reporting.


OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter - Value proposition

For an overview of what the integration can do for you as a VMware administrator, refer to the below video:


YouTube video: OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter (2:04)


Getting Started

A download of the OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter 5.1 comes with a free 5 host, 90-day evaluation license to test out the product and see if it meets your needs. It's strongly recommended you check out the Release Notes and Installation Guide to know the prerequisites before starting the installation.

Latest Updates

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter v5.1 (5.1 Download) (5.1 Manuals)

  • Support for vCenter / vSphere 7.0
  • Support for the R7525 and XR2 platform
  • Integration with the new vCenter 7.0 function, vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Import of OMIVV certificates without an appliance reboot
  • Parallel MX7000 chassis firmware updates

OpenManage Management Pack for vRealize Operations v2.1 (2.1 Download) (2.1 Manuals)

  • Support for vRealize Operations Manager 8.0 and 8.1
  • Support for OMIVV 5.1 and 4.3.1
  • Includes Celsius Widget for Dell EMC Server dashboard


OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter Features

Table 1: Features
Features Description
BIOS and firmware updates
  • Be able to schedule and deploy firmware stack updates for PowerEdge servers directly within vCenter, including with vSphere Lifecycle Manager as part of vCenter 7.0.

  • With both vSphere and vSAN clusters that have VMware DRS enabled, be able to deploy cluster aware updates that set a host in maintenance mode, update, then bring it back online before moving to the next for non-vSphere Lifecycle Manager clusters.
  • Deep level detail for hardware inventory
  • Full inventory information on PowerEdge server and chassis, such as quantity, part type, and slot, for Dell EMC certified components such as processor, memory, IO cards, fan / thermal details, local storage, and more.
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Hardware information and alerts pulled into vCenter with controls to allow for setting the notification and manual approval or automatic events in relation to the alert.

  • Support for VMware ProActive HA to further leverage vCenter policies on automating specific hardware redundancy loss events (requires OMIVV 4.0 or higher and vCenter 6.5 or higher)

  • With the OpenManage Management Pack for vRealize Operations (requires 4.0 or higher), also see top alerts and health status in vRealize Operations
  • Host configuration and ESXi deployments
  • Link up hardware configurations and specific ESXi images so after connecting to a PowerEdge host, configuration and deployment can be done quickly and bring the host into vCenter

  • With PowerEdge servers ordered with Provisioning Server Enabled, be able to auto-detect the bare-metal host when added to the management network and quickly configure the hardware, deploy ESXi, and bring it into vCenter
  • Compliance baselines for vSphere and vSAN
  • With Cluster Profiles, set baselines to track against managed servers across server configuration, firmware levels, and / or driver levels to help maintain corporate or support compliance levels both with vSphere Lifecycle Manager and without

  • vSAN baselines require OMIVV 4.2 or higher
  • vSphere baselines require OMIVV 5.0 or higher
  • vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vCenter 7.0+) requires OMIVV 5.1 or higher
  • Online warranty information
  • Key support information is available at your fingertips within vCenter for your PowerEdge environment by including service tag, service provider, warranty type, and service dates at the server, chassis, or cluster level


  • Table 2: OMIVV version matrix
    OMIVV Version vSphere Support vCenter Support vSphere Client Support OM Management Pack for vROps support
    5.1 6.0 U3 - 7.0 6.5 U2 - 6.5 U3, 6.7 - 6.7 U3, 7.0 HMTL5 2.1
    5.0 6.0 U3 - 6.7 U3 6.5 U2 - 6.5 U3, 6.7 - 6.7 U3 HMTL5 2.0
    4.3.1 5.1 - 6.7 U1 6.0 U2 - 6.5 U2, 6.7 - 6.7 U1 Flex 1.2, 2.1
    4.3 5.1 - 6.7 U1 6.0 U2 - 6.5 U2, 6.7 - 6.7 U1 Flex 1.2
    4.2 5.0 - 6.7 5.1 U2 - 6.5 U1, 6.7 Flex 1.2
    4.1 5.0 - 6.5 U1 5.1 U2 - 6.5 U1 Flex 1.0, 1.1
    4.0.1 5.0 - 6.5 5.1 U2 - 6.5 Flex 1.0, 1.1
    4.0 5.0 - 6.0 U2, 6.5 5.1 U2 - 6.0 U2, 6.5 Flex 1.0, 1.1
    3.2 5.0 - 6.0 U3 5.1 U2 - 6.0 U3 Desktop, Flex Not supported
    3.1.1 5.0 - 6.0 U2 5.1 U2 - 6.0 U2 Desktop, Flex Not supported
    3.1 5.0 - 6.0 U2 5.1 U2 - 6.0 U2 Desktop, Flex Not supported
    3.0 5.0 - 6.0 5.1 U2 - 6.0 Desktop, Flex Not supported


    Table 3: OMMP for vROps version matrix
    OM Management Pack for vROps Version vROps Support OMIVV Version Support
    2.1 8.0 - 8.1 4.3.1, 5.1
    2.0 6.7 - 7.5 5.0
    1.2 6.5 - 7.0 4.2 - 4.3.1
    1.1 6.5 - 6.6 4.1 - 4.2
    1.0 6.3 - 6.5 4.0 - 4.1


    OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter - Downloads

    Table 4: Prior OMIVV Downloads
    5.x Versions 4.x Versions 3.x Versions
    5.1 4.3 (Please apply 4.3.1 patch; see 4.3 Install guide for instructions) 3.2
    5.0 (Please apply 5.0.1 patch; see 5.0 Install guide for instructions) 4.2 3.1 (Please apply 3.1.1 patch; see 3.1 Install guide for instructions)
    - 4.1 3.0
    - 4.0.1 -

    OpenManage Management Pack for vRealize Operations - Downloads

    Table 5: Prior OMMP for vROps Downloads
    Version OMIVV Requirement
    2.1 4.3.1, 5.1
    2.0 5.0
    1.2 4.2 - 4.3.1
    1.1 4.0 - 4.1
    1.0 4.0 - 4.1


    OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter - Manuals

    Table 6: OMIVV manuals
    5.x Versions 4.x Versions 3.x Versions
    5.1 4.3 3.2
    5.0 4.2 3.1
    - 4.1 3.0
    - 4.0.1 -


    OpenManage Management pack for vRealize Operations - Manuals

    Table 7: OMMP for vROps Manuals
    2.x Versions 1.x Versions
    2.1 1.2
    2.0 1.1
    - 1.0


    Whitepapers

    Updating BIOS and firmware on 11th gen with OMIVV
    Proactive HA with OMIVV
    Technical overview
    How licensing works
    How to connect servers
    Generating reports
    How to use bare-metal server discovery
    Hypervisor deployment
    Using Dell Repository Manager with OMIVV
    How to do firmware updates
    How to update using a local update directory


    Other Resources

    OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter videos
  • Deploying System Profile and ISO Profile with OMIVV
  • Creating Repository Profile with OMIVV
  • Creating Cluster Profile and Viewing Baseline Compliance status
  • Performing Cluster Aware Firmware Update for vSAN clusters
    OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter on Dell.com
    Video on ESXi Deployment with Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter
    Video on vSphere Lifecycle Manager




  • Article ID: SLN311238

    Last Date Modified: 05/08/2020 02:02 PM

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