Support for OpenManage Enterprise

Support for OpenManage Enterprise


Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise

  • One-to-Many management from a single console; built for scale
  • Robust, intuitive, management capabilities, regardless of form-factor
  • Automate IT processes for greater efficiency

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise is an intuitive infrastructure management console. OpenManage Enterprise is a systems management and monitoring application that provides a comprehensive view of the Dell EMC servers, chassis, storage, and network switches on the enterprise network.


Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise

Features & Benefits of OpenManage Enterprise

Simplify: Reduces complexity with an intuitive system management solution
The console offers a modern HTML5 GUI and deploys as a virtual appliance for VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, and KVM environments. With elastic search technology, OpenManage Enterprise is intuitive.
Unify: One to many console, built to scale
OpenManage Enterprise is a one-to-many systems management console for the data center.
  • Scale to 8000 devices:
    With one single tool, manage up to 8,000 devices regardless of form factors, such as Dell EMC PowerEdge racks, towers, modular servers, or PowerVault MD and ME storage systems, or 3rd party infrastructure.
  • Extensible plugin architecture:
    OpenManage Enterprise adds plugin extensibility with a new plugin dashboard. Through the same interface, plugins can be easily installed, updated and disabled. Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager reports, measures and controls server power consumption.
Automate: IT management tasks from discovery to retirement
  • Hands-free discovery and deployment: Once a known services tag is discovered on the network, OpenManage Enterprise can automatically deploy the system using a predefined template. Clone it from an existing server/chassis or follow the simple menu driven template creation or editing guide.
  • Comprehensive updates: OpenManage Enterprise streamlines the update processes. For the latest updates on DellEMC.com, use the update feature.
  • Customized Reports: OpenManage Enterprise enables customized reports. For example, locating a specific NIC card when a vendor issues an update. Customizable reports provide detailed information on the servers that are using the updated NIC card.
Secure: Security is a top priority
OpenManage Enterprise detects drift from a user-defined configuration template, alerts users, and remediates misconfigurations based on pre-setup policies.

Dell EMC OpenManage Enteprise Power Manager

Enhancements to Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise

Dell EMC is constantly improving OpenManage Enterprise. The QuickMigrate tool enables the migration from OpenManage Essentials to OpenManage Enteprise.

New Features in OpenManage 3.2.1

  • Fetch warranty information when OpenManage Enterprise configured with proxy settings
  • Alert notification pushes to OpenManage Mobile from OpenManage Enterprise without setting up a proxy
  • Intel XXV710 NICs are listed on the Device Firmware Compliance Page

Improvements

  • Reduced upgrade processing time by allowing the user to log in when the background refresh discover task is in progress.
  • Added a message on the upgrade screen to remind users to clear browser cache after the upgrade. It is observed that if the user does not clear the browser cache after the upgrade, some of the UI functionalities will not work.

Refer to the OpenManage Enterprise 3.2.1 Release Notes for the complete list of enhancements as well as limitations, fixed issues and known issues.

View the list of prior enhancements

New Features in OpenManage 3.2

  • Extend management capabilities with an intuitive integrated OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager plugin architecture
  • Decrease deployment time while preventing costly errors and downtime with auto-deployment: Ability to designate an existing template to configure servers and chassis that are yet to be discovered
  • Support for discovery and monitoring of PowerVault MD and ME storage devices
  • Extend support for the latest versions of KVM, ESXi, and Hyper-V
  • Support for programmatic appliance deployment on VMware ESXi version 6.5 or later (OVF form factor only)
  • Faster login with AD accounts
  • Unified management by onboarding servers and MX7000 chassis enables both alert receptions and sets the community string
  • Support for multiple device management URLs (if available, such as iDRAC, VxRail manager, XC Prism, etc.)

Improvements

  • Maximize IT efficiency with editable templates to manage, deploy and monitor server, chassis, and IOA
  • Streamline a series of remote management tasks into a single batch, run immediately or schedule for later
  • Maintain up-to-date repositories from the OpenManage Enterprise interface
  • Identify newly available updates on-demand, or schedule a search on Dell.com
  • Better grouping and systems labeling ability with enhanced customizable filtering, sorting and selecting across pages
  • Locate root causes and gain immediate insights for remediation with detailed log information
  • Reduce potential duplicate effort with new alert settings that enable viewing of only the unacknowledged alerts in the alert log display
  • An improved process for tracking users who acknowledge alerts
  • Enhanced efficiency with new filtering and display, options on custom report builder
  • Streamline a series of remote management tasks into a single batch, run immediately or schedule for later with the enhanced remote script execution. Run up to 100 individual RACADM/IPMI, or SSH commands in a single batch
  • Improvements to Warranty - settings are uniformly reflected in home widget, warranty report, and dashboard
  • Streamline firmware update process with the ability to schedule automatic updating of the firmware catalogs
  • Enhanced Firmware compliance report to show only components that have updates in critical or warning status
Refer to the OpenManage Enterprise 3.2 Release Notes for the complete list of enhancements as well as limitations, fixed issues and known issues.

New Features in OpenManage 3.1

  • Ability to forward audit logs for remote monitoring through Syslog servers
  • Support for the latest 14th generation PowerEdge servers

Improvements

  • Availability of additional alert categories for creating alert policies
  • Enhanced SMB security settings to support the server message block signing
  • Use of secured CIFS network share for firmware updates, and improvements and bug fixes during a firmware update job
Refer to the OpenManage Enterprise 3.1 Release Notes for the complete list of enhancements as well as limitations, fixed issues and known issues.

New Features in OpenManage 3.0

  • Support for discovery and inventory of MX7000 chassis—as a standalone chassis and as a lead chassis in a Multi-Chassis Management (MCM) group
  • Support for configuration compliance and remediation of MX7000 chassis
  • Ability to assign virtual identities to servers and perform stateless deployment, and support for VLAN management
  • Ability to monitor devices and remediate tasks in Dell EMC OpenManage Mobile by integrating with OpenManage Enterprise

Improvements

  • REST API services for network configuration, identity pool creation, device template configuration, and profile management
  • Support of additional remote tokens for remote script execution.
  • Support of alert policies for devices not discovered in OpenManage Enterprise.
Refer to the OpenManage Enterprise 3.0 Release Notes for the complete list of enhancements as well as limitations, fixed issues and known issues.

Dell EMC OpenManage Enteprise Power Manager

Licensing for Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise

Use of Dell OpenManage Enterprise to monitor devices is free. Use of advanced features requires the OpenManage Enterprise Advanced license is installed on the target server. The OpenManage Enterprise Advanced 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. Advanced License can be included at time of server purchase or purchased separately and downloaded from Dell Digital Locker. To view the list of devices and their licenses, select OpenManage Enterprise > Monitor > Reports > License Report, and then click Run.

License based features in OpenManage Enterprise

  • Deploy PowerEdge servers automatically with server tags or node IDs
  • Server configuration compliance baseline creation and remediation
  • Boot to ISO
  • Active available plugins, such as Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager

The OpenManage Enterprise Software Licensing Guide provides additional information for licensing options for your organization.

Managing OpenManage Enterprise Licenses

OpenManage Enterprise Advanced 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 OpenManage Enterprise Advanced Licenses for an idividual 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 Enterprise Advanced, iDRAC and CMC licenses. By using License Manager, you can download, bind, deploy, inventory and back up OpenManage Enterprise Advanced Licenses as well as iDRAC, CMC and storage sled licnese. This tool can also inventory licensable systems to report the licensing status and features of the currently enabled management controller.

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise

Download and install of OpenManage Enterprise

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise is an appliance that is deployed to a hypervisor. Deployment is supported on most versions of VMware vShpere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Kernel-based Virtual Machine. Install as a new appliance or upgrade an existing appliance.

Deploy Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Virtual Appliance on Different Hypervisors is a technical document that describes the process of deploying OME as a virtual appliance on hypervisors.

The QuickMigrate tool enables the migration from OpenManage Essentials to OpenManage Enteprise.
OME is supported on VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 or later
  1. Download the openmanage_enterprise_ovf_format_3.2.1.zip file and extract the file to a location accessible by VMware vSphere Client. It is recommended to use a local drive or CD/DVD, because installing from a network location can take up to 30 minutes.
  2. In vSphere Client, select File > Deploy OVF Template. The Deploy OVF Template wizard is displayed.
  3. On the Source page, click Browse, and then select the OVF package. Click Next.
  4. On the OVF Template Details page, review the information that is displayed. Click Next.
  5. On the End User License Agreement page, read the license agreement and click Accept. To continue, click Next.
  6. On the Name and Location page, enter a name with up to 80 characters, and then select an inventory location where the template will be stored. Click Next.
  7. Depending on the vCenter configuration, one of the following options is displayed:
    • If resource pools are configured — On the Resource Pool page, select the pool of virtual servers to deploy the appliance VM.
    • If resource pools are NOT configured — On the Hosts/Clusters page, select the host or cluster on which you want to deploy the appliance VM.
  8. If there are more than one datastores available on the host, the Datastore page displays such datastores. Select the location to store virtual machine (VM) files, and then click Next.
  9. On the Disk Format page, click Thick provision to pre-allocate physical storage space to VMs at the time a drive is created.
  10. On the Ready to Complete page, review the options you selected on previous pages and click Finish to run the deployment job. A completion status window displays where you can track job progress.
  11. Connect to the VM, on the Text User Interface screen, accept the EULA and when prompted, change the password of the appliance and set network parameters to the IP of the appliance.
  1. Download the openmanage_enterprise_vhd_format_3.2.1.zip file. Extract the file and then move or copy the enclosed VHD file into an appropriate location on your system where you want to store the OpenManage Enterprise virtual drive.
  2. Start the Hyper-V Manager in the Windows Server. The Windows Hyper-V should be displayed under the Hyper-V Manager. If not, right-click Hyper-V Manager, and then select Connect to Server.
  3. Click Actions > New > Virtual Machine to start the New Virtual Machine Wizard.
  4. Click Next on the initial Before You Begin page.
  5. On the Specify Name and Location page
    • provide the virtual machine name.
    • (Optional) Select the Store the virtual machine in a different location checkbox to activate the Location field, and then browse and navigate to capture a folder location where the VM would be stored.
  6. Click Next
  7. On the Specify Generation page, select Generation 1 and click Next.
  8. On the Assign Memory page, enter the startup memory in the Startup memory field and click Next.
  9. On the Configure Networking page, select the network adapter in the Connection drop-down list. Ensure that the virtual switch is connected to the network. Click Next.
  10. On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk page, select Use an existing virtual disk drive, and then browse to the location where the VHD file is copied as mentioned in step 1. Click Next.
  11. Complete the on-screen instructions.
  12. Open the Settings of the newly created VM and power on the VM.
  13. On the Text User Interface screen, accept the EULA and when prompted, change the password of the appliance and set network parameters to the IP of the appliance.
  1. Install the required virtualization packages while installing the operating system.
  2. Download the openmanage_enterprise_kvm_format_3_2_1.zip file. Extract the file to an appropriate location on your system where you want to store the OpenManage Enterprise virtual drive.
  3. Start the virtual manager and select File > Properties.
  4. On the Network Interfaces page, click Add.
  5. Select Bridge as the interface type and click Forward.
  6. Set the start mode to on boot and select the Activate now checkbox.
  7. Select the interface to bridge from the list and ensure the properties match with the host device, and then click Finish. A virtual interface is now created, and you can configure the firewall settings by using the terminal.
  8. On the Virtual Machine Manager, click File > New.
  9. Enter a name for the VM and select the Import existing disk image option, and then click Forward.
  10. Navigate the file system and select the QCOW2 file that is downloaded in step 1, and then click Forward.
  11. Assign 16 GB as the memory and select two processor cores, and then click Forward.
  12. Assign the required disk space for the VM and click Forward.
  13. Under Advanced options, ensure that the bridged host device network is selected and KVM is selected as the Virt Type.
  14. Click Finish. OpenManage Enterprise appliance is now deployed by using the KVM.
  15. On the Text User Interface screen, accept the EULA and when prompted, change the password of the appliance and set network parameters to the IP of the appliance.
Upgrading to OME 3.2.1 from OME 3.2 only requires a minimal upgrade. There are multiple ways to upgrade.
Before you begin the update, ensure to take a VM snapshot of the console as a backup in case something unexpected occurs.
  • OME appliance is connected to Dell.com (online)
    1. Select one of the following options to display information about the available update:
      • Automatic and Online: Updates are automatically checked each week.
      • Manual and Online: Updates are checked when user-initiated.
    2. Click Check Now. The available update version with a brief description of the new features is displayed.
    3. Click Update Now. The update initiates.
  • Update from an internal network share
    1. Download the OME 3.2.1 minimal update file and save on a network share that can be accessed by the console.
    2. Select Manual and Offline.
    3. Enter the local path information where the downloaded files are saved, and then click Check Now. Example paths: nfs://IP Address/Folder_Name, http://IP Address/Folder_Name, https://IP Address/Folder_Name. The available update version with a brief description of the new features are displayed.
    4. To validate a connection to the catalog click Test now. If the connection to the catalog is established, a Connection Successful message is displayed. If connection to the shared address or the catalog file path is not established, Connection to path failed error message is displayed. This step is optional.
    5. Click Update Now. An update is initiated.
After the appliance is updated: (1) Clear the browser cache. Not clearing the browser cache, may cause failure of new tasks post update. (2) Post update, the discovery task will run in the background and you can see the progress occasionally.
Upgrading to OME 3.2.1 from OME 3.1 or 3.0 requires a full upgrade. There are multiple ways to upgrade.
Before you begin the update, ensure to take a VM snapshot of the console as a backup in case something unexpected occurs.
  • OME appliance is connected to Dell.com (online)
    1. Select one of the following options to display information about the available update:
      • Automatic and Online: Updates are automatically checked each week.
      • Manual and Online: Updates are checked when user-initiated.
    2. Click Check Now. The available update version with a brief description of the new features is displayed.
    3. Click Update Now. The update initiates.
  • Update from an internal network share
    1. Download the OME 3.2.1 full update file and save on a network share that can be accessed by the console.
    2. Select Manual and Offline.
    3. Enter the local path information where the downloaded files are saved, and then click Check Now. Example paths: nfs://IP Address/Folder_Name (only supported from OME 3.1), http://IP Address/Folder_Name, https://IP Address/Folder_Name. The available update version with a brief description of the new features is displayed.
    4. To validate a connection to the catalog click Test now. If the connection to the catalog is established, a Connection Successful message is displayed. If the connection to the shared address or the catalog file path is not established, Connection to path failed error message is displayed. This step is optional.
    5. Click Update Now. An update is initiated.
After the appliance is updated: (1) Clear the browser cache. Not clearing the browser cache, may cause failure of new tasks post update. (2) Post update, the discovery task will run in the background and you can see the progress occasionally.
Upgrading to OME 3.2.1 from OME Tech Release (1.0)
Before you begin the update, ensure to take a VM snapshot of the console as a backup in case something unexpected occurs.
Update from an internal network share manully is supported from OME Tech Release.
  1. Download the OME 3.2.1 full update file and save on a network share that can be accessed by the console.
  2. Select Manual and Offline.
  3. Enter the local path information where the downloaded files are saved, and then click Check Now. Example paths: nfs://IP Address/Folder_Name, http://IP Address/Folder_Name, https://IP Address/Folder_Name. The available update version with a brief description of the new features are displayed.
  4. To validate a connection to the catalog click Test now. If the connection to the catalog is established, a Connection Successful message is displayed. If connection to the share address or the catalog file path is not established, Connection to path failed error message is displayed. This step is an optional.
  5. Click Update Now. Update is initiated.
After the appliance is updated: (1) Clear the browser cache. Not clearing the browser cache, may cause failing of new tasks post update. (2) Post update, the discovery task will run in the background and you can see the progress occasionally.

Resources for OpenManage Enterprise

Migration

The QuickMigrate Tool enables the migration of various settings configured in OpenManage Essentials to OpenManage Enterprise. Detailed instructions and known issues are documented in the included Readme_QM.txt.

Download QuickMigrate tool
  • The following settings can be migrated:
    • SMTP settings (SMTP server, Credentials)
    • Proxy setings (Proxy server, credentials)
    • Discovery ranges with different formats
    • Online catalog
    • Query groups
  • Minimum supported versions:
    • OpenManage Essenstials version 2.5
    • OpenManage Enterprise version 3.2.1

Documentation

Refer to Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Documentation for the latest documentation.

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Article ID: SLN310714

Last Date Modified: 09/12/2019 10:44 AM


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