Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Reconfiguring OpenManage Essentials version 2.5 after upgrading

This section contains information about the changes in templates on the Deployment portal, baselines in the Configuration portal, and tasks that must be performed after upgrading to OpenManage Essentials version 2.5 from OpenManage Essentials version 2.2 and earlier.

The upgraded version of OpenManage Essentials provide the following enhancements:

  • Enhanced configuration settings for the Chassis templates and baselines with user-friendly attribute names.
  • Enhanced details about changed attributes for Chassis Deployment.
  • Create baselines for server and chassis from corresponding server or chassis templates that were available in the earlier version of OpenManage Essentials. The newly created server and chassis baseline names are suffixed with Baseline.
    • NOTE: Baselines are used for device compliance.
  • Provides the option to recreate the Chassis template for deployment and the Chassis baseline for compliance-related tasks.
    • NOTE: After upgrading to OpenManage Essentials 2.5, the template deployment tasks are available under Deployment > Tasks .
  • Provides the option to discover devices based on specific device type and specific protocol. For more information, see Configuring the Discovery Wizard.

After the upgrade is complete, you must perform the following tasks:

  • From the Deployment portal, recreate the Chassis Template. For more information, see Recreating chassis template.
  • From the Manage > Configuration portal , recreate the Chassis Baseline. For more information see Recreating chassis baseline.
  • Recreate the scheduled chassis deployment tasks that were created in OpenManage Essentials version 2.2 and earlier as the scheduled chassis deployment task cannot be edited or rerun after upgrading to OpenManage Essentials version 2.5. The user can edit the scheduled task that is created after the upgrade.
    • NOTE: Ensure that the recreated chassis template and baseline are reviewed, and required changes and selection are made to the attribute values.

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