Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

REST configuration options

  • NOTE: During the discovery of MX7000 chassis, if Secure Mode is not selected under REST Configuration Options then OpenManage Essentials ignores the following certificate errors:
    • Common name errors
    • Untrusted certificate authority errors
    • Revocation errors
    However, other certificate errors are not ignored by OpenManage Essentials.
Table 1. REST configuration Options. The following table describes the fields displayed in the REST Configuration Options window.
Field Description

Enable REST Discovery

Select to discover the MX7000 chassis.

User ID

Enter an authenticated user ID.


Enter the chassis password.

Timeout (seconds)

Enter a number to indicate the time that the discovery engine must wait for before timing out after requesting for a REST connection. The valid range is from 1 to 360 seconds. The default time is 15 seconds.

Retries (attempts)

By default, four attempts. If the first request times out, indicates the maximum number of repeated attempts that the discovery engine makes by resending a REST connection request to a device. Valid range is 1–10 attempts.


Enter the port information. The default port number is 443.

Secure Mode

Select to securely discover devices and components.

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