Dell EMC OpenManage Integration Version 1.1.0 with Microsoft Windows Admin Center Installation Guide

Overview of OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center

Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center (OMIMSWAC) enables IT administrators to manage the PowerEdge servers as hosts, Microsoft Failover Clusters created with PowerEdge servers, and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) created by using the Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI. OMIMSWAC simplifies the tasks of IT administrators by remotely managing the PowerEdge servers and clusters throughout their life cycle. For more information about the features and benefits of OMIMSWAC, see the documentation at Dell.com/OpenManageManuals.

Key features of OMIMSWAC

  • OMIMSWAC provides a simplified solution to IT administrators to efficiently manage the following:
    • Dell EMC PowerEdge servers running on supported Windows Operating Systems.
    • Azure Stack HCI clusters based on AX nodes or Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes from Dell EMC.
    • Microsoft failover clusters created with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.
  • View overall Health, Hardware inventory, and iDRAC inventory of nodes including component-level information of all supported Dell EMC platforms.
  • Provides Update Compliance reports against Dell EMC verified update catalogs and notifications for new catalog versions.
  • Support for different baselines in OMIMSWAC when connected to the Internet:
    • Dell EMC Enterprise Catalog for PowerEdge Servers.
    • Dell EMC Azure Stack HCI Solution Catalog for Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI.
    • Dell EMC MX Solution Catalog for PowerEdge MX Modular.
  • Support for local baselines created using Dell EMC Repository Manager (DRM).
  • Update PowerEdge Servers against baseline – BIOS, driver, firmware, and/or system management applications.
  • Cluster-Aware Updating against validated baseline (BIOS, driver, firmware, and/or system management applications) for PowerEdge server-based Failover cluster and Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI.
  • View iDRAC information of PowerEdge servers. For out-of-band management, you can directly launch the iDRAC console from Windows Admin Center.
  • Availability of OMIMSWAC extension and documentation localized in English, French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese languages.

New in this release

  • Added support for Dell EMC Online Catalogs:
    • Dell EMC Enterprise Catalog for PowerEdge Servers.
    • Dell EMC Azure Stack HCI Solution Catalog for Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI.
    • Dell EMC MX Solution Catalog for PowerEdge MX Modular.
  • Ability to perform Server update including selective component updates.
  • Ability to perform Cluster-Aware Updating against validated baseline (BIOS, driver, firmware, and system management applications) on the following.
    • PowerEdge server-based Failover cluster
    • Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI
      NOTE: For the Cluster-Aware Updating feature, a premium license must be installed on each node in a cluster.
  • To locate physical disks or to identify failed physical disks, provision to blink and unblink the physical disks Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) is provided.
  • Support for newer platforms:
    • Platforms based on AX nodes—Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI nodes: AX-640, AX-6515, and AX-740xd.
    • Platforms based on Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes from Dell EMC—Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI: R440 ,R640,R740xd and R740xd2.
    • Microsoft Windows Admin Center version 1910.2.
  • Ability to monitor health and inventory of Accelerators (GPU) with latest iDRAC9 based PowerEdge Servers.
  • User interface enhancements for Intel Persistent Memory Health monitoring and Inventory.
  • Correlation between Storage Controllers and Physical Disks to view the associated disks.
  • Ability to refresh the health, inventory, and iDRAC information of the managed target nodes to ensure that displayed inventory information is the latest.
  • Usability enhancement by downloading DSU and IC automatically required for components update.
  • Ability to download catalog, DSU, and IC utilities from the Internet using proxy settings to generate compliance report.
  • Displays Dell EMC Solutions badge Azure Stack HCI Certified for Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI cluster consisting of AX nodes or Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes.

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