Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Deployment and Configuration Compliance

Question: What is FQDD?

Answer: A Fully Qualified Device Descriptor (FQDD) is used to identify a specific component in a system. Typically, a device configuration template contains FQDDs for the various components of a system and their corresponding setting values. For example, the FQDD for the iDRAC may be represented as iDRAC.embedded.1. For components such as the network cards (NICs) that have more than one port or partition, the FQDD may be represented as:
  • NIC.Integrated.1-2-2, which represents partition 2 of port 2 of a NIC that is integrated on the system board.
  • NIC.Slot-3.1.2, which represents partition 2 of port 1 that is available on an NIC adapter that is inserted in slot 3 on the system board.

Question: After a deployment task is completed, the results section on the task Execution Details window displays the same FQQD for all partitions of a NIC. How do I verify if the correct values are deployed?

Answer: In some cases, when attribute values are deployed to multiple partitions, the FQDD values shown in the results tab may be incorrect (specifically, the same FQDD may be repeated for different partitions). However, correct values are stored in the database. You can view the device configuration inventory to see the actual values.

Question: I replaced a server (source) with another server (target) from a compute pool. Will the existing alerts and tasks be associated to the target server?

Answer: The following are the expected behaviors after replacing the server (where source refers to the source operating system):
  • Alerts and tasks that were created before replacing the server are associated only with source server.
  • Alerts and tasks that are created after the replacing the server are associated only with the target server.

Question: When OpenManage Essentials performs deployment in QLogic CNA cards, sometimes the value of second octet for virtual WWPN and WWNN gets set to 08 and 07, instead of 01 and 00. How do I resolve this issue?

Answer: Perform the following steps:
  1. Clear all NIC partitions.
  2. Reboot the server.
  3. Partition the NIC again.
  4. Deploy the server again with virtual I/O attributes.

Question: I deployed a configuration template on a server. What must I do if I want to edit some attributes of the same configuration template and then deploy it on another server?

Answer: It is recommended that you clone the configuration template, edit the attributes, and then deploy the cloned template on another server.

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