Dell EMC repository manager faq

Dell EMC repository manager faq

Frequently Asked Questions about Dell EMC Repository Manager
Click here to go to the main product page for Repository manager - it contains download links, demos, and a product description.

Where does DRM get the information that it uses to create the initial repository?
RM pulls catalogs from the Dell ftp site. For your convenience DRM can directly connect to the relevant catalogs on the Dell ftp site, so you don’t need to know where they are located.

Do I have to run Dell EMC Repository Manager from a server?
No. Dell Repository Manager can be run from a desktop or laptop that is running Windows XP/Vista/Win7 operating system.
If you want to, you can run DRM from any server using Windows Server operating system.

However, DRM cannot be run on a system running Linux.

What is Server Update Utility (SUU)?
SUU is a tool that allows user to view available updates, compares those to versions currently installed on the server, and provides option to apply selected updates. An SUU contains a collection of Dell Update Packages (DUPs) that can be applied as a group.

Can RM work with Server Update Utility (SUU)?
Yes. RM can create a catalog of files that SUU can use. To make it easier, right from RM you can create a custom SUU that contains the SUU engine and a custom catalog.

Can I deploy an update package from Dell EMC Repository Manager?
No. DRM is a tool for creating a package of updates that can be used by an update tool such as SUU.

What generation of servers does Dell EMC Repository Manager (DRM) support?
RM supports PowerEdge 11G and newer servers.

Can DRM be used to manage update catalogs from other vendors, like HP or IBM?

I have created my own update tools for my servers, how can RM help me?
With DRM you can save as a scriptable file. Dell provides a recommended script for you to use, however you can attach your own script if you want.
If your tool has been created to use DUPs, DRM can save the output as a repository of DUPs that your tool can use.

I am using Solaris (or Ubuntu, Debian, etc…). How can RM help me?
With RM, you can create a bootable ISO image that you can use to install updates on your system. Once you create the bootable file you can reboot your system using it and deploy the updates accordingly.

I am using VMWare, how can RM help me?
With DRM, select the bundles for the system that you want to manage. Save those file using the Lightweight Deployment Script option. Then execute this file in the ESX service console. The script provided by Dell will run all the DUP and apply the updates.

Article ID: SLN311001

Last Date Modified: 09/05/2018 05:11 PM

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