Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Device Capability Matrix

The following device capability matrix provides information about the type of remote tasks supported on devices that are displayed in the Task Target tab.

Table 1. Type Of Remote Tasks Supported On Devices That Are Displayed In The Task Target Tab . The following table provides information about the type of remote tasks supported on devices that are displayed in the task target tab.
Remote Task Type All Servers (except ESXi) With Server Administrator and Discovered Using SNMP/WMI Windows-based Servers without Server Administrator and discovered using WMI Linux-based Servers without Server Administrator and discovered using SSH DRAC/iDRAC discovered using IPMIDRAC/iDRAC discovered using SNMP/WS-Man
DRAC/iDRAC is not discoveredServer operating system is not discovered
Reboot/power cycle operationSupportedSupportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
Power off operationSupportedSupportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
Power on operationNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedSupportedNot supported
Remote Server Administrator command taskSupportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
IPMI command taskNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedSupportedNot supported
RACADM command line taskNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedSupported
Create F/W & Driver Inventory taskNot supportedSupportedSupportedNot supportedNot supported

The following table lists the device discovery requirements for the iDRAC Service Module deployment task. To deploy the iDRAC Service Module, the server and the iDRAC must discovered using the appropriate protocols specified. For example, to deploy the iDRAC Service Module on a Windows-based server running Server Administrator that is discovered using SNMP/WMI, the iDRAC must be discovered using SNMP/WS-Man.

Table 2. Discovery Requirements for the iDRAC Service Module . The following table lists the device discovery requirements for the iDRAC Service Module deployment task.
Remote Task Type Server/in-band discoveryiDRAC/out-of-band discovery
All Windows-based Servers With Server Administrator and Discovered Using SNMP/WMI All Windows-based Servers With Server Administrator and Discovered Using WMI Linux-based Servers With Server Administrator and discovered using SNMP/SSH Linux-based Servers With Server Administrator and discovered using SSH DRAC/iDRAC discovered using SNMP/WS-Man
iDRAC Service Module deployment taskYesN/AN/AN/AYes
N/AYesN/AN/AYes
N/AN/AYesN/AYes
N/AN/AN/AYesYes
Device capabilities for a server or DRAC/iDRAC device are populated during discovery and is leveraged by remote tasks to determine applicable targets for each task type. The capability is populated based on the following parameters:
  • Protocol used to discover the server and DRAC/iDRAC. For example, IPMI, SNMP, and so on.
  • If Server Administrator is installed on the server.
  • Settings enabled on the DRAC/iDRAC.
Selecting the Enable All check box allows you to override device capability and allows all the available devices for selection as task targets.

The following device capability matrix provides information about the type of remote tasks supported on devices when the device capabilities are overridden.

Table 3. Type Of Remote Tasks Supported On Devices When The Device Capabilities Are Overridden . The following table provides information about the type of remote tasks supported on devices when the device capabilities are overridden
Remote Task Type All Servers (except ESXi) With Server Administrator and Discovered Using SNMP/WMI Windows-based Servers without Server Administrator and discovered using WMI Linux-based Servers without Server Administrator and discovered using SSH DRAC/iDRAC discovered using IPMIDRAC/iDRAC discovered using SNMP/ WS-Man
DRAC/iDRAC is not discoveredServer operating system is not discovered
Reboot/power cycle operationSupportedSupportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
Power off operationSupportedSupportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
Power on operationSupported if:

DRAC/iDRAC information is retrieved and displayed in the inventory page.

IPMI over LAN is enabled on the DRAC/iDRAC device.

You select Enable All in the Tasks Target tab.

Not supportedNot supportedSupported Supported if:

IPMI over LAN is enabled on the DRAC/iDRAC device.

You select Enable All in the Tasks Target tab.

Remote Server Administrator command taskNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
IPMI command taskNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
RACADM command line taskSupported if:

DRAC/iDRAC information is retrieved and displayed in the inventory page.

You select Enable All in the Tasks Target tab.

Not supportedNot supportedNot supportedSupported
  • NOTE: In the Task Targets tab, if the Enable All option is selected, the iDRAC Service Module deployment is enabled for all discovered servers or unknown devices.

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