Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Custom Setup Installation

To install OpenManage Essentials using custom setup:
  1. In Custom Setup, click Change to change the installation location, and then click Next.
  2. In custom settings for port numbers, if required, change default values for Network Monitoring Service port number , Task Manager Service port number, Package Server Port, and Console Launch port and then click Next.
  3. In Database Server, do any of the following and then click Next:
    • Local database—If you have multiple SQL Server versions available on the management system and you want to select an SQL Server on which you want to set up the OpenManage Essentials database, then select the SQL server from the Database Server list, the type of authentication, and provide the authentication details. If you do not select a database server, by default, a supported version of SQL Server Standard, Enterprise, or Express that is available is selected for the installation. For more information, see the Installing Dell OpenManage Essentials technical white paper at
    • Remote database— Complete the prerequisites. For more information, see Setting Up OpenManage Essentials Database on a Remote SQL Server . After the prerequisites are complete, click Browse and select the remote system and then provide the authentication details. You can also set up the OpenManage Essentials database on a remote system by providing the IP address or host name and the database instance name of the remote system in Database Server.
    • NOTE: If you select the Custom install option and do not enter any credentials, the installation is considered as a typical installation and sysadmin rights are required.
    • NOTE: If you have multiple database instances running on a selected database server, you can specify the required database instance name to configure the Essentials database with it. For example, using (local)\MyInstance, you are configuring Essentials database on a local server and MyInstance named database instance.
    • NOTE: The parameters of all tasks that you create are encrypted and saved. During a reinstallation, if you choose to use a database that was retained from a previous OpenManage Essentials installation, the existing tasks will not run successfully. To resolve this issue, you must recreate all tasks after the installation.
    • NOTE: If you select the Custom install option, you can customize the database name. You can enter any name of your choice in the Database Name field. If you do not enter a database name, by default, OMEssentials is selected. Typically, you can use the database name field in a scenario where you have a dedicated remote SQL server that you want to use for installing multiple OpenManage Essentials instances. For example, you can assign the database name as DB_OME_Site1, DB_OME_Site2, and DB_OME_Site3 while installing the respective OpenManage Essentials instances.
    • NOTE: The database name must start with an alphabet and it should not exceed 80 characters in length. You may also include special characters in the database name, except square brackets ([]), apostrophe ('), and curly brackets ({}).
  4. Verify the installation settings in the Ready to Install the Program page and the click Install.

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