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OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter Version 5.2 User's Guide

Add PowerEdge MX Chassis

A host with valid IPv4 iDRAC IP can be added to host credential profile and during the host inventory, the associated MX chassis gets discovered automatically and displayed on the Dell EMC Chassis page.

If an iDRAC IPv4 is disabled for a host, the host inventory fails and chassis is not discovered. In such cases, an MX chassis must be added manually and should be associated to a chassis credential profile to manage the chassis and its associated hosts.

To add an MX chassis manually, do the following:

  1. On the OMIVV home page, click Hosts & Chassis > Chassis.
  2. On the Dell EMC Chassis page, click ADD MX CHASSIS.
  3. Enter a management module IPv4 or FQDN or hostname, and click OK.

    When you enter an IP, it is validated if the IP is being managed by OMIVV.

    NOTE Before adding chassis using hostname or FQDN, ensure that valid forward and reverse lookup entries are created in the DNS.
    NOTE If you enter FQDN, the chassis URL is displayed with the FQDN.

    The chassis is added to the Dell EMC chassis page.

  4. Associate the hosts with the chassis credential profile by creating a chassis credential profile. For more information about creating a chassis credential profile, see Create chassis credential profile.
NOTE If you enter an IP other than MX chassis IP, the test connection fails and invalid entry remains on the Dell EMC Chassis page. Only successfully validated chassis is associated with a chassis credential profile.
NOTE The test connection fails, if the hosts are not present in the registered vCenters that are associated to the added MX chassis.
NOTE For a PowerEdge MX chassis configured in an MCM configuration, the lead and member must have same credentials.

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