Support for Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center


Support for Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center


Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center

Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center

Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center is an extension for Microsoft Windows Admin Center. Microsoft Windows Admin Center is a lightweight, browser-based application that provides troubleshooting and managing of individual windows servers, clusters, and hyper-converged infrastructure. The Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for Microsoft Admin Center extension enables IT administrators to manage Dell EMC PowerEdge servers as hosts, Microsoft Failover Clusters created with PowerEdge servers, and Azure Stack Hyper-Converged Infrastructure created with Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes, AX Nodes. This simplifies the tasks of IT administrators by remotely managing PowerEdge servers, clusters, and Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI throughout their life cycle.


Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center

Features & Benefits

Features

  • View inventory of PowerEdge servers and Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Ready Node clusters from within the Microsoft Windows Admin Center
  • A unified view of health, hardware, and firmware inventory information of the device components
  • View iDRAC information of the PowerEdge server, clusters, and HCI, for out-of-band management, and to launch the iDRAC console from within Admin Center
  • Troubleshoot issues with a dashboard view of system health and status
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Admin Center latest version General Availability (GA) Update
  • Dell EMC AX nodes for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI (AX-640, AX-740XD, AX-6515 running Windows Server 2019)
  • Support for Dell EMC online catalogs and Dell EMC Repository Manager
  • Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) to update BIOS, drivers, firmware, and systems management applications with zero workload impact for Azure Stack HCI clusters and other cluster types built with PowerEdge servers
  • Azure Stack HCI Certified badging for Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI cluster supported HCL
  • System Update and CAU using Dell EMC online and offline catalogs supporting connected, offline, and edge scenarios
  • Locate physical disks, ability to blink physical disks including disk to controller correlation

Benefits

  • Streamline operational efficiency and flexibility by directly managing your server and cluster environment
  • Make informed and rapid decisions impacting the availability of your virtualized, software defined, and cloud infrastructure
  • Empower productivity with the OpenManage integration bringing in automation to your hybrid world
  • Native integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center providing a unified Windows server, Azure Stack HCI, cluster, and hardware level management in a single console
  • Real-time monitoring and lifecycle management for servers, Azure Stack HCI - AX nodes, Storage Spaces Direct Ready nodes, and other clusters
  • Day 100 operations simplified with Cluster Aware Updating with zero impact to workloads running on cluster

Licensing

Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center is available for free with basic management features enabled for all supported devices or licensed for advanced lifecycle management with a premium license for systems with an iDRAC9. The premium license is available for PowerEdge servers or for Azure Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) supporting both AX nodes and S2D Ready Nodes.

  • Premium License enables advanced lifecycle management including
    • Cluster Aware Updating
    • Azure Stack HCI solutions-specific features
  • PowerEdge Premium license is for PowerEdge servers with iDRAC9
  • Azure Stack HCI Premium license for AX nodes or S2D Ready Nodes with iDRAC9
    • AX nodes by default include the Azure Stack HCI Premium License
    • S2D Ready Nodes by default do not include the Azure Stack HCI Premium License

Premium licenses enable specific features for PowerEdge servers or Azure Stack HCI. Mismatched premium licenses will not offer solution-specific features.
Product Description Offer Term Notes
PowerEdge OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center Premium License for PowerEdge server with iDRAC9 At time of PowerEdge server with iDRAC9 purchase (POS) or purchased separate (APOS) Perpetual POS SKU: 528-CJIZ
APOS SKU: 528-CJIV
Azure Stack HCI or S2D Ready Node OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center Premium License for Azure Stack HCI or S2D Ready Node server with iDRAC9 At time of purchase (POS) or purchased separate (APOS) Perpetual POS SKU: 528-CJIZ
APOS SKU: 528-CJIU

A premium license is a perpetual license that is valid for the life of a server, and can be bound to the Service Tag of only one server at a time. Premium license can be included at time of server purchase or purchased separately and downloaded from Dell Digital Locker.

Trial License:
  • A 30-day evaluation trial license is available to fully test and experience all the features to help with purchasing decision. Learn More and download >
Upgrade License:
  • Upgrading to the premium license can be included at time of server purchase or to purchase separately, please contact your local Dell EMC sales representative.
Downloading an upgraded or replacing a lost license:
  • The premium license can be downloaded from Dell Digital Locker. License keys will be stored online and can be downloaded if needed. If an existing license key in not available in the Dell Digital Locker or there is an issue with a license key, please contact Dell EMC Technical Support or Customer Care.

Managing OMIMSWAC Licenses

OMIMSWAC licenses can be managed on either an individual server basis or through the Dell EMC License Manager which is a one-to-many license and deployment tool.
  • Individual server
    Utilize iDRAC to manage the license for an individual server. iDRAC web interface, License tab can be utilized to import, export licenses or RACADM CLI License command can be utilized to manage licenses as described in the RACADM CLI Guide.
  • Group of servers
    Dell EMC License Manager is a one-to-many license deployment and reporting tool for OpenManage Integration for Microsoft Windows Admin Center, OpenManage Enterprise Advanced, iDRAC, and CMC licenses. By using License Manager, you can download, deploy, inventory and back up OpenManage Integration for Microsoft Windows Admin Center licenses. This tool can also inventory licensable systems to report the licensing status and features of the currently enabled management controller.

Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center

Download and install

Windows Admin Center is built as an extensible platform allowing the install, uninstall, and update of individual extensions. For convenience, the Dell EMC OpenManage Integration extension can be installed from the Microsoft NuGet feed (requires Internet connectivity) or manually from a file share or local drive.

Requires the Windows Admin Center has Internet connectivity to the Microsoft NuGet feed.
  • From Windows Admin Center, click the Settings button in the top-right > In the left pane, click Extensions.
  • The Available Extensions tab will list the extensions on the feed that are available for installation.
  • Click Dell EMC OpenManage Integration extension to view the description, version, publisher, and other information in the Details pane.
  • Click Install to install the extension.
If the gateway must run in elevated mode to make this change, you will be presented with a UAC elevation prompt.
  • On another computer that has Internet connectivity, download extension package from either location:
  • From Windows Admin Center, click the Settings button in the top-right > In the left pane, click Extensions.
  • On the right pane, click the Feeds tab.
  • Click the Add button to add another feed. Enter the local path or full path of the file share in which the extension package files (.nupkg) are stored.
  • Click Add.
  • Click Available Extensions tab, if the extension was successfully added, the extension will be listed.
  • Click Dell EMC OpenManage Integration extension to view the description, version, publisher, and other information in the Details pane.
  • Click Install to install the extension.
If the gateway must run in elevated mode to make this change, you will be presented with a UAC elevation prompt.
If the extension you are trying to install is an update to a previously installed extension, you can update to the latest version.

Requires the Windows Admin Center has Internet connectivity to the Microsoft NuGet feed.
  • From Windows Admin Center, click the Settings button in the top-right > In the left pane, click Extensions.
  • The Available Extensions tab will list the extensions on the feed that are available for Update.
  • Click Dell EMC OpenManage Integration extension to view the description, version, publisher, and other information in the Details pane.
  • Click Install to install the extension update.
Alternately, you can go to the Installed Extensions tab to view installed extensions and see if an update is available in the Status column.
  • From Windows Admin Center, click the Settings button in the top-right > In the left pane, click Extensions.
  • Click the Installed Extensions tab, the installed extensions will be listed.
  • If an update is available, the Status column will identify the update available
  • Click the extension to update to view the description, version, publisher, and other information in the Details pane.
  • Click Update to install the extension update.
To manually update to the latest revision, after downloading the update file, follow the instructions for the Install manually from a file share or local drive.
Additional installation methods are documented in Microsoft's Install and Manage Extensions including Installing extension from a different feed or Managing extensions with PowerShell.

Resources

Documentation

Refer to Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center for the latest documentation.

  • OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center User's Guide
  • OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center Installation Guide
  • OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center Release Notes

Videos

OpenManage Integrations for Windows Admin Center

OpenManage Integration for Windows Admin Center

Covers the integration of OpenManage systems management solutions with Windows Admin Center console.

September 2019




Article ID: SLN317468

Last Date Modified: 07/10/2020 03:27 PM

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