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Summary: OpenManage Essentials version 2.5 is the final release. OpenManage Essentials will not support current or future PowerEdge servers and no further product enhancements will be added. Dell EMC recommends migration to OpenManage Enterprise for management of your Dell EMC devices. ...

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OpenManage Essentials version 2.5 is the final release. OpenManage Essentials will not support current or future PowerEdge servers and no further product enhancements will be added. Dell EMC recommends migration to OpenManage Enteprise for management of your Dell EMC devices. The QuickMigrate Tool is available to help migration from OpenManage Essentials to OpenManage Enterprise.

OpenManage Enterprise

OpenManage Enterprise is an intuitive infrastructure management console. It is designed to take the complexity out of IT infrastructure management. It delivers better results with less time and fewer steps.

OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Enterprise Key Benefits
  • Reduces complexity with an intuitive infrastructure systems management solution
  • Comprehensive lifecycle management for up to 8,000 devices
  • Automate IT management tasks from discovery to retirement with elegant control
  • Helps secure your server architecture end-to-end
For additional details, download and support for OpenManage Enterprise.

OpenManage Essentials

OpenManage Essentials version 2.5 is the last release of Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials. OpenManage Essentials provides a central point of access, via a One-to-Many systems management console, to monitor and manage systems by allowing an administrator a comprehensive view across the enterprise environment.

OpenManage Essentials can increase system uptime, reduce repetitive tasks, and prevent interruption in critical business operations. The tool is easy to install providing a comprehensive management of Dell PowerEdge modular, rack and tower servers. OME also delivers extensive infrastructure health monitoring, control, and support for Dell EMC servers, storage, networking and 3rd party hardware.

OpenManage 2.5 Essentials Features and Enhancements:

  • Support for the MX7000 chassis (as a standalone chassis and as a lead chassis in an MCM group)
    • Discovery, inventory, monitoring and status polling
    • Alert recognition and traps classification
    • System updates
    • Configuration template creation and deployment
    • Configuration compliance and remediation
    • VLAN configuration on the MX7000 chassis
  • Support for the following devices:
    • Latest 14th generation PowerEdge servers
    • PowerEdge MX7000 modular chassis and enclosed blade servers
    • VxFlex Ready Nodes
  • Feature Usage Tracking to collate data of most commonly used features in OME to help understand customer usage pattern
  • Enhancements:
    • Enhanced view to display catalog baselines associated to the custom device groups
    • Enhanced logic for updates via iDRAC to help reflect correct reboot requirements to minimize downtime for servers
    • Upgrade failure issue, in rare cases, due to database operation timeout has been resolved.
Simple and effective
  • Modern UI and Faster responsiveness
  • Easy to install & low touch maintenance
  • Simple to use and learn

Basic Hardware Element Management

  • Discover, Inventory & Monitoring Dell EMC Servers, storage and networking switches
  • Update Dell EMC Servers and Chassis
  • Configure Dell EMC Servers, Chassis and IOA/IOM
  • Asset reporting (ServiceTag, FRU and Warranty, etc)


Agent-free Management

  • Discover and Correlate IDRAC / Server and Blades / Chassis
  • Agent Free Monitoring on 12th, and 13th generation PowerEdge servers
  • Update 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th generation PowerEdge servers


OpenManage Essentials is an easy-to-use interface that can monitor the health of your devices, update drivers and firmware on your servers and much more. Have a look to see how OME can help make managing your environment easier.

  • Portal– The main dashboard for everything going on in your datacenter.
  • Device Tree– A breakdown of each device, its health, and hardware inventory
  • Alerts– A single location for all SNMP alerts and the ability to email, ignore, or launch apps.
  • Patch / Driver Compliance Report– The dashboard for keeping up with out-of-date drivers and firmware
  • Software Update– Quickly and easily patch your servers to the recommended level, or choose your own level.
  • Tasks– One to many tasks for power control, deploying OMSA, and your own command line tasks or scripts.
  • Reports– Pre-defined reports to display all of the hardware inventory from your systems. Warranty reporting as well.

OpenManage Essentials Portal

The OME Portal provides a high level view of your datacenter. Charts give the administrator insight into hardware alerts, device health status and the types of devices being managed. Information that used to be obtained through navigating through the product can now be seen from a few clicks on the portal page. The Homepage content is pinned which can be moved around and resized on the page to customize the view. Additional reports can be added to the portal page to provide additional information at a glance.

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Figure 1: OpenManage Essentials reports

Quick Tour

OpenManage Essentials Device Tree

The device tree gives the administrator the ability to see the different categories of devices in the datacenter along with a "roll-up" health status. Clicking on the top level node for each category (e.g., Server, Network Device) will show the health status, power status and overview information for the device. Clicking on the device itself will show the extensive hardware inventory that was collected along with alerts and system event (SEL) logs. Right-click options provide a quick way to remotely connect as well as launch the element managers of the device.

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Figure 2: OpenManage Essentials device tree

Quick Tour

OpenManage Essentials Alerts

The alert console is a full screen version of the alert web part on the OME portal page. It provides extensive filtering and sorting capabilities and allows you to drill down into the message to see all the details on the SNMP alert. OME allows you to set up rules to email alert information as well as launch applications and ignore unimportant alerts.

Figure 3: OpenManage Essentials Alerts

Quick Tour

OpenManage Essentials Patch Compliance Report

After your servers are discovered and inventoried, the patch compliance report is automatically run against the software catalog to show what firmware, BIOS, and drivers might be out of date. Drilling into the chart will bring up a list of servers along with the recommended updates.

Figure 4: OpenManage Essentials Patch Compliance Report

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OpenManage Essentials Patch / Software Update

Bringing your servers up to date with the latest drivers is as easy as checking the servers and software update packages and hitting the "Apply" button.

Figure 5: OpenManage Essentials Patch / Software Update

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OpenManage Essentials Tasks

OME includes the ability to create your own command line tasks to target to your group of servers.  This can be a command line script, OMRemote/OMConfig, RACADM, or IPMI task.  Power Control tasks to reboot/power off servers are included, as are tasks to deploy OMSA.

Figure 6: OpenManage Essentials Patch / Software Update

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OpenManage Essentials Reports

OME collects a tremendous amount of hardware data. The report section is the place to go to view the inventory data for all of your systems in one location. The grid reports also have a powerful sorting and filtering feature to let you customize the way you view your data. OME also includes a warranty report so you can check on the status of your Dell server warranty.

Figure 7OpenManage Essentials Patch / Software Update

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Downloads and Documentation

OpenManage Essentials is no longer available for download from the Dell Support Site. The OME console's inventory function integrates with the Dell Repository Manager to automatically facilitate the creation of custom repositories of new updates for your systems.

If you are new to the product refer to the product documentation or use the Troubleshooting tool or SNMP Configuration tool





Dell Technologies 2022

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OpenManage Essentials

Last Published Date

13 Sep 2022



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