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Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

Summary: This article discusses what the Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter is, what the latest release is, and consolidated resources for quick reference.

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What is the Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter?

The Dell EMC 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.

  • Monitoring PowerEdge hardware inventory directly in Host and Cluster views and the OMIVV dashboard within vCenter.
  • Bubble up hardware system alerts for configurable actions in vCenter.
  • Managing firmware alongside vSphere Lifecycle Manager in vSphere 7.0 and later.
  • Set baselines for server configuration and firmware levels with cluster aware updates for non-vSphere Lifecycle Manager vSphere and vSAN clusters.
  • Speed deployment of ESXi to new PowerEdge servers and add them to managed vCenters.

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 new dashboards, giving hardware relationship mapping into the vRealize Operations data for better troubleshooting and combined reporting.

 


Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter - Value proposition

For an overview of what the integration can do for you as a VMware administrator, see the below video:


YouTube video: Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter (2:04)

Cause

See resolution section.

Resolution


Getting Started

A download of the Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter 5.4 comes with a free five host, 90-day evaluation license to test out the product and see if it meets your needs. It is recommended you check out the latest Release Notes and Installation Guide to know the prerequisites before starting the installation.


Latest Updates

Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter v5.4 (Latest Manuals)

  • Support for vCenter or vSphere 7.0 U3
  • Support for the multiple new platforms, including the R750xs, R650xs, XR11, and XR12 platforms
  • Support of Memory Operating Mode in the Proactive HA feature
  • Cluster Profile version in the OMIVV UI to match up with the updated Cluster Image in vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Expanded northbound APIs to script UI functions (hardware inventory, power monitoring information, and access to the System Event Logs)
 

OpenManage Management Pack for vRealize Operations v2.1 (2.1 Download) (2.1 Install Guide)

  • Support for OMIVV 4.3.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.3, 5.3.1, and 5.4
  • Support for vRealize Operations Manager 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, and 8.5
  • Dashboards support of Celsius widgets


Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter Features

Table 1: Features
Features Description
BIOS and firmware updates
  • Be able to schedule and deploy firmware stack updates for PowerEdge servers directly within vCenter, including with vSphere Lifecycle Manager as part of vCenter 7.0.
     
  • 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 for non-vSphere Lifecycle Manager clusters.
Deep level detail for hardware inventory
  • Full inventory information about PowerEdge server and chassis, such as quantity, part type, and slot, for Dell EMC certified components such as processor, memory, I/O cards, fan or thermal details, local storage, and more.
Monitoring and alerting
  • Hardware information and alerts that are pulled into vCenter with controls to allow for setting the 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 later and vCenter 6.5 or later).
     
  • With the OpenManage Management Pack for vRealize Operations (requires 4.0 or later), 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 that are 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.
Compliance baselines for vSphere and vSAN
  • With Cluster Profiles, set baselines to track against managed servers across server configuration, firmware levels, and driver levels to help maintain corporate or support compliance levels both with vSphere Lifecycle Manager and without.
     
  • vSAN baselines require OMIVV 4.2 or later.
  • vSphere baselines require OMIVV 5.0 or later.
  • vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vCenter 7.0+) requires OMIVV 5.1 or later.
Online warranty information
  • Key support information is available 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: OMIVV Version Matrix
OMIVV Version vSphere Support vCenter Support vSphere Client Support OM Management Pack for vROps support
5.4 6.0 U3 - 7.0 U3 6.5 U2 - 6.5 U3, 6.7 - 6.7 U3, 7.0 - 7.0 U3 HMTL5 2.1
5.3.1 6.0 U3 - 7.0 U2 6.5 U2 - 6.5 U3, 6.7 - 6.7 U3, 7.0 - 7.0 U2 HMTL5 2.1
5.3 6.0 U3 - 7.0 U2 6.5 U2 - 6.5 U3, 6.7 - 6.7 U3, 7.0 - 7.0 U2 HMTL5 2.1
5.2.1 6.0 U3 - 7.0 U1 6.5 U2 - 6.5 U3, 6.7 - 6.7 U3, 7.0 - 7.0 U1 HMTL5 2.1
5.2 6.0 U3 - 7.0 U1 6.5 U2 - 6.5 U3, 6.7 - 6.7 U3, 7.0 - 7.0 U1 HMTL5 2.1
5.1 6.0 U3 - 7.0 6.5 U2 - 6.5 U3, 6.7 - 6.7 U3, 7.0 HMTL5 2.1
5.0 6.0 U3 - 6.7 U3 6.5 U2 - 6.5 U3, 6.7 - 6.7 U3 HMTL5 2.0
4.3.1 5.1 - 6.7 U1 6.0 U2 - 6.5 U2, 6.7 - 6.7 U1 Flex 1.2, 2.1


Table 3: OMMP for vROps Version Matrix
OM Management Pack for vROps Version vROps Support OMIVV Version Support
2.1 8.0 - 8.5 4.3.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.3, 5.3.1, 5.4
2.0 6.7 - 7.5 5.0
1.2 6.5 - 7.0 4.2 - 4.3.1
1.1 6.5 - 6.6 4.1 - 4.2
1.0 6.3 - 6.5 4.0 - 4.1
 


Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter - Downloads

Table 4: OMIVV Downloads (OVF deployments)
Current Version Prior Version
5.4 4.3

(The latest RPM updates are automatically detected if OMIVV is online, or else they can be found on support.dell.com, or the latest update are here.)  
 

OpenManage Management Pack for vRealize Operations - Downloads

Table 5: Prior OMMP for vROps Downloads

Version OMIVV Requirement
2.1 4.3.1, 5.1 - 5.4
2.0 5.0
1.2 4.2 - 4.3.1
1.1 4.0 - 4.1
1.0 4.0 - 4.1

 

 Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter - Manuals

Table 6: Manuals and Documentation
Latest OMIVV Latest OMMP for vROPs
5.4 2.1
 


Whitepapers

Maintaining hardware compatibility of vSAN clusters using OMIVV
Proactive HA with OMIVV


Other Resources

Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter videos

Setup considerations and installation

Firmware baselines and updates

General usage

Updating OMIVV

Other Links

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Affected Product

VMware ESXi, VMware vCenter Lifecycle Manager, VMware vCenter Server, VMware vMotion, VMware VSAN, Vmware Vsphere, VMware vSphere Client Plug-ins

Last Published Date

23 Nov 2021

Version

12

Article Type

Solution