Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Server Configuration Management license

  • NOTE: Installing and using OpenManage Essentials does not require the Server Configuration Management license. The server configuration management feature requires the Server Configuration Management license be installed on target servers.
The Server Configuration Management license enables you to deploy a device configuration and verify device configuration compliance on licensed servers. The license is a perpetual license that is valid for the life of a server, and can be bound to the Service Tag of only one server at a time.
  • NOTE: Enabling the server configuration management feature in OpenManage Essentials does not require any separate license. If the Server Configuration Management license is installed on a target server, you can use the server configuration management feature on that server.
  • NOTE: The Server Configuration Management license is required only for deploying device configurations and verifying configuration compliance on servers, and this license is not required for creating device configuration template from a server.

Licensable servers

You can apply Server Configuration Management license to the following servers:
  • PowerEdge servers having iDRAC7 with firmware version 1.57.57 or later
  • PowerEdge servers having iDRAC8 with firmware version 2.00.00.00 or later
  • PowerEdge servers having iDRAC9 with firmware version 3.00.00.00 or later

Purchasing license

You can purchase the Server Configuration Management license when you purchase a server or by contacting your Sales Representative. You can download the purchased license from the Software License Management Portal at Dell.com/support/retail/lkm.

Deploying the license

If you purchase a license after you have purchased a server, you can deploy the license on the server using the Dell EMC License Manager. You can install License Manager using the OpenManage Essentials installation package. For information about deploying the license, see the Dell EMC License Manager User’s Guide at Dell.com/OpenManageManuals.

Verifying license information

You can verify if the Server Configuration Management license is installed on a server through one of the following methods:
  • In the Reports portal, Managed Systems Reports > Warranty & License, click License Information. The License Description column indicates the license that has been installed on the licensed devices.

  • Select a device in the device tree. The License Information table in the device inventory indicates the licenses installed on the device.

Viewing unlicensed server targets

To view the server targets for configuration management that do not have the Server Configuration Management license installed:
  1. Navigate to the Manage > Configuration > Device Configuration Compliance Portal .

  2. In the Device Compliance pie-chart, click the Non-licensed segment. All the Non-licensed Devices window displays the possible targets for server configuration management that do not have a license.


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