Launching OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center
Before you launch Dell EMC OpenManage Integration extension in Windows Admin Center, ensure that you have:
- Logged in to Windows Admin Center as a gateway administrator.
After installing the OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center (OMIMSWAC), perform the following actions to launch the extension:
- In the upper left corner of Windows Admin Center, select:
- For 1910.2 GA releases of Windows Admin Center:
Server Manager or
Cluster Manager from the drop-down menu.
- From the list, select a server or cluster connection, and then click
- Provide server or cluster credentials.
NOTE: If you are not prompted to enter the credentials, ensure that you select "Manage as" and provide appropriate Server Administrator or Cluster Administrator accounts.
- In the left pane of the Microsoft Windows Admin Center, under
Dell EMC OpenManage Integration.
If Microsoft Windows Admin Center is installed on a target node and the target node is managed by OMIMSWAC, the inventory fetch functionality of OMIMSWAC may result in failures.
Before connecting to the target node, ensure that you select "Manage as" and provide appropriate Server Administrator or Cluster Administrator accounts. For more information about selecting "Manage as", see the "Get Started with Windows Admin Center" section in the Microsoft documentation.
When you launch the OpenManage Integration for the first time, a consent form is displayed to inform you about the operations performed by the OpenManage Integration such as enabling the USB NIC and creating an iDRAC user on the target node. Click
Accept to continue to manage the PowerEdge servers by using the OpenManage Integration.
NOTE: After the information from the target nodes is collected, the previously created iDRAC user is deleted by OMIMSWAC.
To ensure proper functioning of OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center, ensure that:
- Firewall in your enterprise environment enables communication through SMB port 445.
- Redfish service is enabled on the target node.
- An iDRAC user slot is available on the target node.
- The target node is not booted to Lifecycle Controller.
- The target node is not in the reboot state, or is powered-off.
- The USB NIC adapter is not disabled on the target node OS.
- The lockdown mode is disabled on target node.
NOTE: For management of PowerEdge servers, OMIMSWAC uses an internal OS to iDRAC Pass-through interface. By default, iDRAC will be reachable using the IP address 169.254.0.1/<Subnet> or 169.254.1.1/<Subnet>. However, if the host has another network interface in the same subnet (For example, when a tool like VMFleet is installed), OMIMSWAC might not be able to communicate to the iDRAC from the host OS. To resolve the conflict, log in to iDRAC and change the USB NIC IP address under the OS to iDRAC passthrough section. For more information about assigning this IP address, see the iDRAC documentation on the Dell EMC support site.
For more information about using and configuring the OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center extension, see
Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center User's Guide on the Dell EMC support site.