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Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Version 3.5 User's Guide

OpenManage Enterprise Graphical User Interface overview

On the OpenManage Enterprise Graphical User Interface (GUI), you can use menu items, links, buttons, panes, dialog boxes, lists, tabs, filter boxes, and pages to navigate between pages and complete device management tasks. Features such as devices list, Donut charts, audit logs, OpenManage Enterprise settings, system alerts, and firmware/driver update are displayed at more than one place. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the GUI elements for easily and effectively using OpenManage Enterprise to manage your data center devices.

OpenManage Enterprise Graphical User Interface overview

  • A—The OpenManage Enterprise menu, on all the pages of OpenManage Enterprise, provides links to features that enable administrators view the dashboard (Home), manage devices (Devices), manage firmware/driver baselines, templates, and configuration compliance baselines (Configuration), create and store alerts (Alerts), and then run jobs, discover, collect inventory data, and generate reports (Monitor). You can also customize different properties of your OpenManage Enterprise (Application Settings). Click the pin symbol in the upper-right corner to pin the menu items so they appear on all the OpenManage Enterprise pages. To unpin, click the pin symbol again.
  • B—The Dashboard symbol. Click to open the dashboard page from any page of OpenManage Enterprise. Alternately, click Home. See Dashboard.
  • C—The Donut chart gives a snapshot of health status of all the devices monitored by OpenManage Enterprise. Enables you to quickly act upon the devices that are in critical state. Each color in the chart represents a group of devices having a particular health state. Click respective color bands to view respective devices in the devices list. Click the device name or IP address to view the device properties page. See Viewing and configuring devices.
  • D—The symbols used to indicate the device health state. See Device health statuses.
  • E—In the Search Everything box, enter about anything that is monitored and displayed by OpenManage Enterprise to view the results such as device IP, job name, group name, firmware/driver baseline, and warranty data. You cannot sort or export data that is retrieved by using the Search Everything feature. On individual pages or dialog boxes, enter or select from the Advance Filters section to refine your search results.
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  • F—Number of OpenManage Enterprise jobs currently in the queue. Jobs that are related to discovery, inventory, warranty, firmware and/or drivers update, and so on. Click to view the status of jobs run under Health, Inventory, and the Report category on the Job Details page. To view all the events, click All Jobs. See Using jobs for device control. Click to refresh.
  • G—The number of events generated in the alerts log. Also, based on your settings to whether or not view the unacknowledged alerts, the number of alerts in this section varies. By default, only the unacknowledged alerts are displayed. To hide or unhide the acknowledged alerts, see Customize the alert display. Deleting the alerts reduces the count. For information about symbols that are used to indicate severity statuses, see Device health statuses. Click a severity symbol to view all events in that severity category on the Alerts page. To view all the events, click All events. See Managing device alerts.
  • H—Total number of device warranties in Critical (expired) and in Warning (expiring soon) statuses. See Managing device warranty.
  • I—Username of the user who is currently logged in. Pause the pointer over the username to view the roles that are assigned to the user. For more information about the role-based users, see Role-based OpenManage Enterprise user privileges. Click to log out, and then log in as a different user.
  • J—Currently, the context-sensitive help file is displayed only for the page you are on, and not the Home portal pages. Click to view task-based instructions to effectively use links, buttons, dialog boxes, wizards, and pages in OpenManage Enterprise.
  • K—Click to view the current version of OpenManage Enterprise installed on the system. Click Licenses to read through the message. Click appropriate links to view and download OpenManage Enterprise-related open-source files, or other open-source licenses.
  • L—Click the symbol to pin or unpin the menu items. When unpinned, to pin the menu items, expand the OpenManage Enterprise menu and click the pin symbol.

Data about items that are listed in a table can be comprehensively viewed, exported in total, or based on selected items. See Export all or selected data. When displayed in blue text, in-depth information about items in a table can be viewed and updated, which either opens in the same window or on a separate page. Tabulated data can be filtered by using the Advanced Filters feature. The filters vary based on the content you view. Enter or select data from the fields. Incomplete text or numbers will not display the expected output. Data matching the filter criteria is displayed in the list. To remove filters, click Clear All Filters.

To sort data in a table, click the column title. You cannot sort or export data that is retrieved by using the Search Everything feature.

Symbols are used to identify major main items, dashboard, status of device health, alert category, firmware and driver compliance status, connection state, power status, and others. Click the forward and backward buttons of the browser to navigate between pages on OpenManage Enterprise. For information about supported browsers, see the Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Support Matrix available on the support site.

Where appropriate, the page is split into left, working, and right panes to simplify the task of device management. Where necessary, online instructions and tool-tips are displayed when the pointer is paused over a GUI element.

Preview about a device, job, inventory, firmware/driver baseline, management application, virtual console, and so on, are displayed in the right pane. Select an item in the working pane and click View Details in the right pane to view in-depth information about that item.

When logged in, all pages are automatically refreshed. After deploying the appliance, during subsequent login, if an updated version of OpenManage Enterprise is available, you are alerted to update the version immediately by clicking Update. Users with all the OpenManage Enterprise privileges (Administrator, Device Manager, and Viewer) can view the message, but only an Administrator can update the version. An Administrator can choose to get reminded later or dismiss the message. For more information about updating the OpenManage Enterprise version, see Check and update the version of the OpenManage Enterprise and the available plugins.

For all the job-based actions by OpenManage Enterprise, when a job is created or started to run, the lower-right corner displays an appropriate message. Details about the job can be viewed on the Job Details page. See View the jobs list.

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