Dell OpenManage Essentials 2.1.0

Dell OpenManage Essentials is a 'one to many' console used to monitor Dell Enterprise hardware.
It can discover, inventory, and monitor the health of Dell Servers, Storage, and network devices.
Essentials can also update the drivers and BIOS of your Dell PowerEdge Servers and allow you to
run remote tasks. OME can increase system uptime, automate repetitive tasks, and prevent
interruption in critical business operations

Fixes & Enhancements

- N/A
- Reorganization of links on the Settings portal.
- Grouping of reports on the Reports portal.
- Availability of response action messages for incoming alerts.
- Addition of a button that opens the context-sensitive menu in the device tree nodes and other portals that support the tree-view format.
- Ability to open the device details using the context-menu of an alert.
Stateless Deployment
- Create Compute pool and add bare metal servers
- Create pool for virtual identities
- Assign the virtual IO pool to compute pool
- Assign the template to the compute pool
- Deploy on other servers in 1 to many fashion
- Ability to preview the attributes of a device configuration template that will not be applied successfully
Chassis Auto Discovery
- Ability to automatically discover the blade servers and switches in a chassis while discovering the chassis using the Guided Wizard
Enhanced OEM server support
- Added support for deploying Dell OEM servers and managing the configuration baseline.
System Updates Enhancements
- Availability of the system update task wizard that allows you to select non-compliant systems and the applicable update packages.
- Ability to update the inventory collector component through the Extensions portal
- Ability to select systems running OMSA as targets for the firmware and driver inventory task.
- Ability to automatically purge downloaded packages based on your preference.
Popup notification Enhancement
- Pop-up notifications to indicate the completion of a task.
New Reports
- Availability of processor information and iDRAC performance reports


Version 2.1.0, A00


Systems Management

Release date

15 Sep 2015

Last Updated

12 Dec 2015


Available formats

File Format:Application
File Name:OpenManageEssentials_2_1_A00.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1013 MB
Format Description:Application
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Supported Operating Systems
Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2
Installation instructions
Dell OpenManage Essentials
1. Download&Copy the EXE to a temporary folder.
2. Double click on the EXE to extract the files and launch the installer.
3. Click Install. Make sure to review Readme file.
4. Download the EXE file, and run from your local drive and install.
Please visit the following link for additional product installation:
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.