Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Managing remote tasks

About remote tasks

With the remote tasks feature in OpenManage Essentials, you can:

  • Run commands on local and remote systems, run batch files and executable files on the local systems, and schedule local and remote tasks.
    • NOTE: Ensure that you run the latest commands to successfully execute the remote tasks.
    • NOTE: The files must be located on the system with OpenManage Essentials installed and not on the remote system.
  • Change power status for a system.
  • Deploy OpenManage Server Administrator on systems.
  • Deploy iDRAC Service Module on systems.
  • Collect firmware and driver inventory information from a server that does not have OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) installed.
  • View the remote tasks.
  • Make changes to any task by right-clicking it.
  • NOTE: If you stop a running task, it may take 3-4 minutes for the task to stop gracefully and the updated task status to get reflected in the console.
  • NOTE: The Task Execution History reflects the remote tasks that you created or deleted only after a few seconds.
  • NOTE: When providing system credentials, if the username has spaces or periods, the username must be provided within quotation marks. For example, "localhost\johnny marr" or "us-domain\tim verlaine". Spaces and periods can be used in usernames for OpenMange System Administrator Tasks, Generic Command Line Tasks (local system), OpenManage Systems Administrator Deployment Tasks. System Updates (In Band, through OpenManage System Administrator) also support spaces and periods. Out of Band patching (through RAC device) or commands such as RACADM do not support space or period in the username.

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