Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Remote Server Administrator Command

Table 1. Remote Server Administrator Command. The following table describes the fields displayed in the remote server administrator command tab.
Field Description


Provide command, for example, omereport system summary.

Ping Device This option performs a ping test to verify if a device is reachable before it runs a task against it. This option can be used when using $IP or $RAC_IP and it decreases the time it takes to run the task(s) as it skips unreachable devices.

Output to file

Select to enable output to a log file. This option captures standard output and writes it to the log file. If you select this option, enter the path name and file name of the log file. This option is disabled by default.


Select to append output from the completed command to the specified file. If the file does not exist, it is created.

Include errors

Select to write all OpenManage Essentials-detected errors to the log file. For example, if no response is received to a ping request before the execution of the command, an error is written to the log file.

SSH Port number

Provide the Secure Shell (SSH) port number on the managed Linux system. The default value for the port number is 22.

Generate Trusted Key for Linux

Select this option to generate a trusted device key for communicating with devices. This option is disabled by default.

  • NOTE: The first time that OpenManage Essentials communicates with a managed device with Linux operating system, a key is generated and stored on both the devices. This key is generated per device and enables a trust relationship with the managed device.

Task Target

Select a query

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

Select the server(s) for this task target

Select the severs to which you want to assign this task.

Enable All Select to override the device capability and allow all the available devices for selection as task targets.

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 for the task to run.
  • Run Once—Select this option to 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—To run the task once every day.
    • Weekly—To run the task once every week.
    • Monthly—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 target(s)

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

Password—Provide the password.

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