Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Firmware and Driver Inventory Collection Task

Select this option to collect firmware and driver inventory information from a server that does not have OpenManage Server Administrator installed.

Table 1. Firmware and Driver Inventory Collection Task. The following table describes the fields displayed in the firmware and driver inventory collection task tab.
Field Description

General

Task Name

Provide a name for the inventory collection task.

Filter devices based on operating system

Select to filter devices to be displayed in the Task Target based on the selected operating system.

Select the Operating System

Select from the following options:
  • Windows
  • Linux

64–bit System

Select this option if the target server is running a 64-bit operating system.

Show OMSA based targets

Select to display devices from which inventory is currently gathered through OMSA in the Task Target tab.

Future Software Inventory Data Controlled by:

Select from the following options:
  • OMSA based inventory — Select to use OMSA to gather inventory information from the target devices.
  • F/W and Driver task based inventory — Select to use the inventory collector component to gather inventory information from the target devices.

Task Target

Select a query

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

Select the servers(s) for this task to target

Select the servers you want to assign the task.

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 to run the task.
  • Run Once — Select this option tot run the task on the planned schedule only once.
  • Periodic — Select this option to run the task frequently at specified intervals:
    • Hourly — Select this option to run the task once every hour.
    • Daily — Select this option to run the task once every day.
    • Weekly — Select this option to run the task once every week.
    • Monthly — Select this option to run the task once every month.
Range of Recurrence:
  • Start — To specify the date and time at which the task should begin.
  • No End Date — To continuously run this task based on the selected frequency. For example, if you selected Hourly, then this task continuously runs every hour from the start time.
  • End By — To stop the task at the specified date and time.

Enter credentials of the remote targets

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

Password — Provide the password.


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