Dell Command | Monitor

Dell Command | Monitor

Dell Command | Monitor is designed for Dell Enterprise Client systems, Dell IoT Gateway systems, as well as for Dell Embedded PCs. With Dell Command | Monitor, system administrators can remotely manage assets, monitor system health, and inventory deployed systems in an enterprise.

The Dell Command | Monitor enables remote management application programs to access client system information, monitor system status, change the state, and shut it down remotely. Through standard interfaces, Dell Command | Monitor exposes key system parameters, allowing administrators to manage inventory, monitor system health, and gather information about deployed Dell business client systems.

Important Notes

Note: Dell Command | Monitor support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8) will be enabled at a later time
Note: Dell Command | Monitor 10.0 (Windows) or later requires platforms supporting WMI-ACPI BIOS. The complete functionalities of Dell Command | Monitor is available for the supported platforms, refer the Supported Platforms for more information.
Note: This application has not been validated for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) systems with the FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) boot option enabled in grub.
Note: Ensure SMM Security Mitigation BIOS Feature is Disabled on applicable platforms running Linux operating systems. Dell Command | Monitor on Linux operating systems will not work as intended if SMM Security Mitigation BIOS feature is Enabled.
Note: Dell Command | Monitor was formerly Dell OpenManage Client Instrumentation (OMCI). After the OMCI version 8.2.1, OMCI is rebranded as Dell Command | Monitor.

Dell Command | Monitor

Dell Command | Monitor interfaces with leading enterprise management consoles that support industry standards. This approach helps to ensure that Dell systems can be managed by a broad array of existing enterprise management tools. It also interfaces with the Dell Integration Suite for System Center 2012, Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance, Dell OpenManage Essentials and our Client Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). Finally, tight integration with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) allows customers to take advantage of the rich scripting capabilities for collecting information and customizing system settings. This product is provided at no additional charge to Dell customers.

The latest version of Dell Command | Monitor is v10.2.1 (Windows) and 10.2 (Linux).


Windows (Released - 12/23/2019)
Linux (Released - 04/09/2019)

Dell Command | Monitor Quick Links

  • Support for determining the status of the Warranty
  • Dell Command | Monitor Improvement program is now available. It helps to improve the performance of Dell Command | Monitor (Only 64-bit)


Issues observed on health state for FAN instance of DCIM_NumericSensor class had reported incorrectly. This issue has been resolved.

Known Issues

Issue: SCCM-Client hardware inventory does not display version information for WD19\WD19TB\WD19DC.
Description: OMCI_SMS_DEF.mof file is missing Version property for DCIM_Chassis Class. Therefore SCCM-Client hardware inventory does not display version information for WD19\WD19TB\WD19DC.

Resolution: To resolve this user need to update the OMCI_SMS_DEF.mof file as suggested in steps below.

Step 1 – Edit OMCI_SMS_DEF.mof file using text editor.

Step 2 – Search for "DCIM Chassis and Docking"
Step 3 – At the end make an entry for [SMS_Report (TRUE)] string Version;

update the OMCI_SMS_DEF.mof file
Image 1 - update the OMCI_SMS_DEF.mof file

Step 4 – Once edited, re-import the updated OMCI_SMS_DEF.mof file in SCCM to fetch updated Client Hardware Inventory.

Issue: Dell Command | Monitor 10.0 does not support enable or disable "VMD technology" BIOS feature.

Resolution: Use F2 screen or Dell Command | Configure to change the settings.

Installing Dell Command | Monitor

Installing Dell Command | Monitor manually is pretty simple. Just download the latest version (links above) and install with administrative rights.

To perform an unattended installation to be used with your favorite software distribution tool, perform the following steps:

  • Download the latest version of Dell Command | Monitor (links above).
  • Launch the executable with the following parameters:
Systems-Management_Application_XXXXX_WIN32_ _ .EXE /s


Previous Releases

Dell Command | Monitor 10.2 (Released - 04/09/2019)

Dell Command | Monitor 10.0 (Released - 04/30/2018)

Dell Command | Monitor 9.3 (Released - 08/03/2017)

Sample Scripts

Check if a BIOS password is set

Article ID: SLN311855

Last Date Modified: 01/06/2020 03:11 AM

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