Dell EMC OpenManage Integration Version 1.1.0 with Microsoft Windows Admin Center User’s 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 Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI (Storage Space Direct Ready Nodes or AX nodes). 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.

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