What is OpenManage Enterprise integration for VMware vCenter ?
Dell OpenManage Enterprise Integration for VMware vCenter for VMware vCenter (OMEVV) is designed to streamline the management processes of Dell PowerEdge servers running in a VMware environment by allowing the use of VMware vCenter Server to manage the server infrastructure - both physical and virtual. Leveraging OpenManage Enterpriseas the backend to support the OMEVV plugin.
Features include :
Monitoring of PowerEdge hardware health directly in Host and Cluster views
Providing plug-in dashboard within vCenter show summary details of manage hardware and management tasks
Report of detailed hardware and firmware inventory information for each managed server & chassis
Integration of hardware alerts into vCenter
Managing firmware updates using optional vSphere Lifecycle Manager
Cluster aware updates for non-vSphere Lifecycle Manager vSphere and vSphere vSAN clusters
Set monitored baselines for server firmware levels
Bare metal deployment of ESXi to new PowerEdge servers with optional VMware host profile and destination vCenter
Inclusion of iDRAC hyperlink for each managed server displayed in vCenter
Support of VMware HA event management for supported hardware alerts
Warranty status for each managed server & chassis
Access to wider OpenManage Enterprise & CloudIQ features such as service call creation & Power Management
OpenManage Enterprise Integration for VMware vCenter (OMEVV)
For the latest version of OMEVV, OpenManage Enterprise must first be downloaded and installed. The OMEVV plug-in is then available from the OME console within the Plugins section of OpenManage Enterprise. OpenManage Advanced+ licenses are needed on each server to be managed. To evaluate OMEVV, temporary 90-day licenses can be downloaded from here. It is also recommended you review the latest OpenManage Enterprise installation documents.
OpenManage Enterprise Integration for VMware vCenter v1.3
New Features :
Support for the vSphere 8.0 U2
Support for new PowerEdge Servers, including new VSAN Ready Nodes
Create baseline profiles, Check Firmware compliance and Apply firmware updates now to standalone (non-clustered) hosts also.
Repository Profile can now be any repository (not just Dell.com)
Easy search of cluster and datacentre group
Baseline profile creation is now more efficient
Note: OMEVV 1.2 supports firmware updates on clustered hosts only
Discover/Add/Refresh/Inventory/Delete baremetal hosts; Apply System Profile to baremetal hosts
Check compliance was available with OMEVV-1.2. System profile is new to OMEVV 1.3
Adding new bare metal to OMEVV is two-step process – Trigger bare discovery from OMEVV and then add those bare metals from OME
Baremetals group is created by default under OMEVV in Plugin groups (already available)
During discovery, multiple comma separated IP addresses can be provided
In OMEVV 1.2, only baremetal hosts discovered by OME can be added to OMEVV
System Profile Creation and Deployment (System Profile = Deployment Template of OME)
Reference server can be an ESXi host or Baremetal host
Discover/Add/Refresh/Inventory/Delete MX chassis (Note: No compliance check and system profile support)
If MX chassis is configured as Multi Chassis Management (MCM), then if compute sled of is discovered, OMEVV discovers Lead chassis also so that sled can be managed via Lead chassis.
Goal is for each NGM chassis to have Manage_with_Alerts and non-NGM to Manage_without_Alerts (OME supports alerts only for NGM chassis). But alarms have no associated actions.
Alerts are available in Events of vSphere web client and in OME itself
Note: Chassis associated with OMEVV but not discovered by OME can be discovered
vLCM support for standalone hosts
Note: Firmware update from vLCM is more comprehensive. User can update ESXI, drivers, add-on along with firmware at single task
Skip CN check option available (This allows customers to register vCenter using IP address or FQDN irrespective of common name at vCenter certificate)
Dell OpenManage Management Pack for VMware Aria Operations OMMP 3.0
OMMP 3.0 enables to monitor or reports the following:
Health of Dell servers, Dell chassis, and their components
Power consumption details for Dell servers through the Server Extended Metrics
Firmware drifts along with the criticality to update through firmware metrics
Warranty details of the Dell servers and Dell chassis through Warranty Metrics
Health status alerts of Dell servers, Dell chassis, and their components
Dell server relationship with vCenter ESXi
Server dashboards provide details of the managed Dell Servers' environmental health, warranty heat map, top alerts, firmware updates, relationship with components, high power consumption, high temperature, and high fan speed
Server views for server-chassis relationship, vSAN enabled, Proactive HA enabled, Firmware update and summary, power consumption, Fault Resilient Mode, SSD write endurance and Warranty details
Details of managed Dell Chassis' environmental health, warranty heat map, top alerts, relationship with components, high fan speed
Chassis views and reports for firmware and warranty
Support for the latest vROps SDK.
Support for vROps cloud
OpenManage Enterprise Integration for VMware vCenter v1.2 (release notes)
New Features :
Support for the newly released Dell's PowerEdge servers
VMware ESXi 8.0 U1 supported
Communication to OME appliance using the appliance IP address or FQDN
OpenManage Enterprise Integration for VMware vCenter v1.1 (release notes)
New Features :
Support for the next wave of Dell's 16th Generation PowerEdge servers
VMware ESXi 8.0 supported
OMEVV Backup and Restore
Bare metal deployment of ESXi ISO on to servers plus optional VMware host profile support
Support to utilize OME update manager plugin created firmware catalogs with in OMEVV
OpenManage quick insight OMEVV cluster aware server firmware update This process to designed to simplify and automate deployment of firmware. The update engine can patch every server in an entire VM Ware cluster sequentially leveraging DRS to ensure VMs / worked migrated live before each server is patched & and work across up to 15 clusters in parallel.
OpenManage quick insight OMEVV bare metal server deployment OpenManage quick insight video showing bare metal deployment of VMware vSphere using a template on to brand new Dell PowerEdge.
Deploy Server Firmware from VMware vCenter with OMEVV support video
Install and Register the OpenManage Enterprise Integration for VMware vCenter Plug-in support video
OMEVV has replaced OMIVV moving forward, and has transitioned from a separate “OMIVV appliance” to a OpenManage Enterprise Plugin. OMIVV is now in sustaining mode with no new features planed. The last released version was 5.4.1 supporting up to VMware ESXi & vCenter versions up to 7.0 U3. Customers wanting support for VMware ESXi 8 &/or Dell's 16th Generation PowerEdge servers should transition to OMEVV. OMIVV release 5.4.1 includes an integrated migration tool. OMIVV will continue to be supported per existing support contracts.