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OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter Version 5.2 User's Guide

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter features

Following are the OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter (OMIVV) appliance features:

Table 1. OMIVV featuresThe following table lists the OMIVV features:
Features Description
Inventory The inventory feature provides the following:

PowerEdge server details such as memory—quantity and type, NIC, PSU, processors, and Remote Access Controller (RAC)
  

Warranty information at server, cluster, and data center level
  

Chassis details such as Chassis Management Controller (CMC) or Management Module information, chassis power supply, KVM status, fan or thermal details, warranty information, switch, server, and storage details
  

Support for an MX chassis relationship in the Multi-Chassis Management (MCM) configuration.
  

Fabric information for an MX chassis MCM configuration
  

QuickSync hardware information for an MX chassis
  

Monitor and send alerts The monitoring and alerting includes the following functionalities:

Detect key hardware faults and perform virtualization-aware actions. For example, migrate workloads or place host in a maintenance mode.
  

Provide intelligence such as inventory, events, alarms to diagnose server and chassis problems.
  

Support for VMware Proactive HA feature.
  

Firmware updates The cluster-aware server firmware update includes the following:

Update supported servers to the most recent version of BIOS and firmware.
  

You can also use OMIVV with vSphere Lifecycle Manager to perform firmware update (applicable for vCenter 7.0 and later).
Drift detection for clusters

Firmware compliance for clusters
  

Driver compliance for vSAN clusters
  

Hardware compliance

NOTE Hardware compliance is not supported for hosts that are managed using chassis credential profile.
Driver updates Driver updates for vSAN clusters.
Deployment Deployment includes the following:

Create and deploy system profiles.

Remotely deploy an operating system on the bare-metal servers using VMware vCenter without using PXE.
  

Service Information Retrieve warranty information for the Dell EMC servers and its associated chassis from warranty database of Dell and enable for easy online warranty upgrading.
Security role and permissions Security role and permissions include the following functions:

Integrate with standard vCenter authentication, rules, and permissions.
  

Support for iDRAC Lockdown Mode in iDRAC9-based servers. For the list of iDRAC9-based servers, see the compatibility matrix.
  

Support for OEM server The following OMIVV features are supported:

Inventory
  

Monitor and send alerts
  

Firmware update
  

Deployment
  

Service Information
  

Security role and permissions

MX chassis firmware update Provides an option to update management module firmware for MX chassis.
NOTE From OMIVV 5.0 onwards, only VMware vSphere Client (HTML-5) is supported and the vSphere Web Client (FLEX) is not supported.

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