Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Launching OpenManage Essentials

To launch OpenManage Essentials, do one of the following:
  • NOTE: Before you launch OpenManage Essentials, ensure that Javascript is enabled on your web browser.
  • From the management station desktop, click the Essentials icon.
  • From the management station desktop, click Start > All Programs > Dell EMC OpenManage Applications > Essentials > Essentials .
  • From a local or remote system, launch a supported browser. In the address field, type any of the following:
    • https://< Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) >:
    • https://<IP address, host name, or Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) >:<Port Number>/web/default.aspx
    • https://<IP address>:<Port Number>/
  • NOTE: FQDN is required to show a valid certificate. The certificate shows an error if an IP address or local host is used.

The console launch port number (default port number 2607) is required to launch OpenManage Essentials from a browser on a remote system. While installing OpenManage Essentials, if you changed the port using the Custom Install option, use the selected console launch port in the preceding URL.

When you launch OpenManage Essentials version 2.5 for the first time, the Feature Usage Settings window is displayed. To understand and improve the most used features in OpenManage Essentials, few nonsensitive information is collected, and this feature is enabled by default. To disable this feature at a later time, click Settings > Feature Usage Settings , and then clear the I Agree check box.

Next, the First Time Setup page is displayed.

  • NOTE: You can log in to OpenManage Essentials as a different user at any time by using the Sign in as Different User option. For more information, see Logging On As a Different User.

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