Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Deployment Task

Select this option to create tasks to deploy either Server Administrator or iDRAC Service Module on selected servers.

Table 1. Deployment Task. The following table describes the fields displayed in the deployment task tab.
Field Description

General

Deployment Type

Select the type of deployment from the following options:
  • Server Administrator
  • iDRAC Service Module

Task Name

Provide a name for the task.

Select the type

Select from the target type from the following options:
  • Windows
  • Linux

Installer Path

The location where the Server Administrator or iDRAC Service Module installer is available.

For Windows, packages with. dup, .msi, and .msp. file extensions are available. Msi packages enable Server Administrator installation and upgrades while dup and msp packages enable only Server Administrator upgrades.

  • For Server Administrator deployment on Linux:

    • Packages with the tar.gz file extensions are available.

    • The .sign file is required for verification. The .sign file must be available in the same folder as the tar.gz file.

  • For the iDRAC Service Module deployment on Linux:

    • Packages with the tar.gz, .rpm and .bin file extensions are available.

    • For deploying the .rpm file, the RPM-GPG-KEY file must be available in the same folder as the .rpm file.

Install Arguments

  • NOTE: Applicable only for Server Administrator deployment task.

(Optional) Provide arguments.

For example, in Windows, the parameters are as follows:

  • ADDLOCAL = IWS — Server Administrator web server only
  • ADDLOCAL = SSA — Server instrumentation only
For example, in Linux, the parameters are as follows:
  • -w — Server administrator web server only
  • -d — Server instrumentation only

See the Dell OpenManage Installation and Security User's Guide at Dell.com/support for a complete list of arguments.

Generate Trusted Key

This option is available if you selected Linux. Select this option to generate a trusted key.

64-bit System

Select this option if you are deploying the 64-bit version of Server Administrator on a managed node.

Allow reboot (if required)

Select this option to restart the server once you deploy Server Administrator on the server.

Upload and Install GPG key (requires GPG key in same folder)

  • NOTE: Applicable only for the iDRAC Service Module deployment task.

This option is available if you select a .rpm file for the iDRAC Service Module deployment. Select this option to validate the .rpm file on the target device.

Task Target

Select a query

Select a query from the drop-down list. To create a new query, click New.

Select server(s) for this task to target

Select the severs to which you want to assign this task.

Enable all

  • NOTE: Applicable only for the iDRAC Service Module deployment task.

Select to override the device capability and display all the available devices for selection as task targets.

Schedule and Credentials

Set schedule

Select from these options:
  • Activate Schedule — Select this option to activate a schedule for the task.
  • Run now — Select this option to run the task immediately.
  • Set schedule — Select this option to set a date and time for the task to run.

Enter credentials of remote target(s)

User Name

Provide in the format domain\user name or local host\user name.

Password

Provide the password.

Enable Sudo

Select this option to deploy Server Administrator or the iDRAC Service Module using Sudo.

SSH Port

Provide the SSH port number.


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