Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Device requirements for deployment and compliance tasks

The following are the device requirements for device configuration deployment and configuration compliance tasks:
  • For servers:

    • PowerEdge servers with the latest version of iDRAC7, 8, or 9 with the Lifecycle Controller firmware installed.

    • Server Configuration Management license installed on the iDRAC. This license is not the same as the iDRAC license.

    • iDRAC Enterprise or iDRAC Express license. This license is not the same as the Server Configuration Management license. If the iDRAC Enterprise license is not installed on target servers, certain features of iDRAC are not available.

  • For chassis:

    • Supported firmware versions:
      • PowerEdge MX7000—firmware version 1.0 and later installed.
      • PowerEdge M1000e—firmware version 6.1 and later installed.
      • PowerEdge VRTX—firmware version 3.1 and later installed.
      • PowerEdge FX2 or FX2s—firmware version 2.1 and later installed.
    • PowerEdge FX2, FX2s, and VRTX chassis must have an Enterprise license.
  • For IOAs:

    • IOAs must be configured in one of the following operational modes:
      • Standalone
      • Virtual Link Trunk (VLT)
      • Programmable MUX (PMUX)
      • NOTE: Compliance tasks are not supported for IOAs and IOA attributes in the chassis templates.
    • The IO aggregator must have firmware version of,,,,, and installed.

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