OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter
Table 1: Bookmark Links

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. From monitoring system level information, bubbling up system alerts for action in vCenter, rolling out firmware updates for an ESXi or vSAN cluster that can leverage DRS, to bare metal deployment, the OpenManage Integration will expand and enrich your data center management experience with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.
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 hardware alerts and new dashboards, giving hardware relationship mapping into the vRealize Operations data for better troubleshooting and combined reporting.

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter - Value proposition

This video gives an overview of what the integration can do for you as an administrator.

Getting Started

To download a free 5 host, 90 day evaluation appliance for version 4.2, please click here. It's also strongly recommended you check out the Release Notes and Installation Guide to know the proper prerequisites before starting installation.

The following video steps through the installation process:

Latest Updates

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter v4.3 (Download) (Manuals)

  • Added support for the MX chassis and platforms
  • Support for the R940xa platform
  • vSphere 6.5 U2 and 6.7 U1 support
  • Firmware scheduling update enhancements, including optional iDRAC job queue clearing or reset before updates

OpenManage Management Pack for vRealize Operations v1.2 (Download) (Manuals)

  • vRealize Operations v6.7 and 7.0 support
  • Monitoring support for I/O peripherals (NIC, FC, HBA, RAID controllers)
  • Support for synchronous real time alerts in vROps
  • Requires OMIVV v4.2 0r 4.3

    OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter Features

    Features Description
    BIOS and firmware updates
  • Be able to schedule and deploy firmware stack updates for PowerEdge servers directly within vCenter

  • 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.
  • 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 on 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
  • 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: VMware vCenter Features
    OMIVV Version vSphere Support vCenter Support vSphere Client Support OM Management Pack for vROps support
    4.3 5.1 - 6.7 U1 6.0 U2 - 6.7 U1 Flex 1.2
    4.2 5.0 - 6.7 5.1 U2 - 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: Version and support details
    OM Management Pack for vROps Version vROps Support OMIVV Version Support
    1.2 6.5 - 7.0 4.2 - 4.3
    1.1 6.5 - 6.6 4.1 - 4.2
    1.0 6.3 - 6.5 4.0 - 4.1
    Table 4: vROps details

    OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter - Downloads (previous versions)

    4.x Versions 3.x Versions
    4.2 3.2
    4.1 3.1 (please also download the additional 3.1.1 patch; see 3.1 Install guide for instructions)
    4.0.1 3.0
    Table 5: Version links

    OpenManage Management Pack for vRealize Operations - Downloads

    1.x Versions OMIVV Requirement
    1.2 4.2 or higher
    1.1 4.0 or higher
    1.0 4.0 or higher
    Table 6: Version details

    OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter - Manuals (previous versions)

    4.x Versions 3.x Versions
    4.2 3.2
    4.1 3.1
    4.0.1 3.0
    Table 7: Version links

    OpenManage Management pack for vRealize Operations - Manuals

    1.x Versions


    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

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    Last Date Modified: 10/29/2018 05:17 PM

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