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Support for Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager

Summary: Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager plugin brings Dell Repository Manager functionality to OpenManage Enterprise. Update Manager streamlines the custom repository creation,See more

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OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager Plugin

Support for Dell EMC OpenManage Update Manager

  • Plugin to the Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise
  • Create custom repositories using the device inventory from OpenManage Enterprise
  • Import or delete components or bundles to / from a repository.
  • Update repositories when new content is available at dell.com or in an offline source.
  • Configure the OpenManage Enterprise proxy and manage storage alerts for the repositories

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager is a plug-in to the Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise console that enables IT Administrators to create and manage repositories for PowerEdge devices that are managed in OpenManage Enterprise which run iDRAC or a Windows operating system. This plug-in is a vital piece of the OpenManage portfolio and provides seamless integration.

 
 

Benefits of Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager

Using Update Manager keeps your systems up to date with the latest firmware and software by:

  • Keeping the repositories up to date for updating the systems.
  • Allowing manual or automatic updates of a catalog present in a repository.
  • Customizing a repository by importing or deleting update packages.
  • Generating a baseline for a repository which can be used to update firmware of the components in the repository.

A repository consists of system bundles and their associated Dell Update Packages (DUP). A system bundle is a software collection that can be grouped to arrange the related updates that are applicable to same target platform and having the same format. A Dell EMC Update Package (DUP) is a self-contained executable in a standard package format that updates a specific software element on a Dell server or storage such as the BIOS, a device driver, firmware, and other similar software updates. These bundles and repositories allow the deployment of multiple firmware updates at once. Update Manager supports Dell EMC Update Packages (DUPs) in .EXE format.

 
 

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager

Features of Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager

  • Create custom repositories using the device inventory from OpenManage Enterprise.
    • Including using Solution Catalogs such as ESXi, Azure Stack, and validated MX Stack
    • Including the use of DRM created catalog and Server Update Utility catalogs located at a network location
  • Delete components or bundles from a repository.
  • Import components to a repository.
  • Automatic update of repositories when new content is available at dell.com or in an offline source.
  • Configure the OpenManage Enterprise proxy and manage storage alerts for the repositories.
 
 

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager

Enhancements to Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager

Dell EMC is constantly improving OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager.

New in OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager Version 1.0

  • Initial release of OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager.

Refer to the OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager Version 1.0 Release Notes for the complete list of enhancements, limitations, fixed issues, and known issues.

 
 
 

Role-based Privileges for OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager and OpenManage Enterprise

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager is free to use. The following table provides a summary of capabilities dependant of the role-based privileges.

Role-based privileges for Update Manager

The following table lists the permissions of an Update Manager user role.

Function Administrator Device Manager Viewers
Install or uninstall Update Manager Allowed Not allowed Not allowed
Enable or disable Update Manager Allowed Not allowed Not allowed
Configure proxy Allowed Not allowed Not allowed
Configure preferences Allowed Not allowed Not allowed
Create repository Allowed Allowed Not allowed
Create repository Allowed Allowed Not allowed
Import update package Allowed Allowed Not allowed
Delete repository or bundles or update packages Allowed Allowed Not allowed
Repository refresh Allowed Allowed Not allowed
View repository dashboard Allowed Allowed Not allowed
View repository Allowed Allowed Not allowed

Role-based privileges for OpenManage Enterprise

The following table lists the OpenManage Enterprise features required for an Update Manager user.

Function Administrator Device Manager Viewers
Update firmware with baseline compliance report Allowed Allowed Not allowed
Update settings Allowed Not allowed Not allowed
Create alert policy Allowed Allowed Not allowed
 
 

Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager

Download and install for Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager

Update Manager is a plug-in for the Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise (minimum version 3.5). To download and install or upgrade this plug-in:

Detect the plugin using Update Settings in the Console and Plugins page. Next, install the plugin from the Update Manager section in the Consoles and Plugins page.
  1. Connectivity to the Update Manager plug-in
    • Online repository: Ensure connectivity to the downloads.dell.com portal from OpenManage Enterprise
    • Offline repository: Download the Update Manager plug-in files and extract to your offline repository
  2. Launch Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise.
  3. From the Application Settings menu, select Console and Plugins. The Console and Plugins page is displayed.
  4. On the Console and Plugins page, click Update Settings.
  5. Select Manual. This option allows the manual check of updates from a specified source.
    Automatic update is not supported for detecting Update Manager.
  6. Select the source: online or offline, where the updates are to be applied.
  7. Click Apply
    Update Manager must be installed manually after the plugin is detected.
  1. Launch Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise.
  2. From the Application Settings menu, select Console and Plugins. The Console and Plugins page is displayed.
  3. On the Console and Plugins page, click the Install option for Update Manager. The Install Plugin window is displayed.
  4. Click Download Plugin. The plugin is downloaded, and the status of the download is displayed.
  5. Click Install.
    OpenManage Enterprise appliance restart is required for Update Manager to be displayed under Plugins.
 
 
 

Resources for Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager

Community

Engage in the OpenManage Systems Management community to find:

  • Boards to post questions and answers
  • Blogs to read and comment on articles
  • Idea exchanges to improve products and vote for ideas that other community members have posted
  • And more....

Documentation

Refer to Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager Documentation for the latest documentation.

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Cause

Dell EMC

Resolution
Dell Technologies 2021

Article Properties


Affected Product

OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager

Last Published Date

10 Feb 2021

Version

8

Article Type

Solution

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