Dell EMC OpenManage Integration Version 1.1.0 with Microsoft Windows Admin Center User’s Guide

Step 1: Generating compliance report—Target node components in Failover Clusters and Azure Stack HCI

To generate a compliance report for target node components in Failover Clusters and Azure Stack HCI, select Update > Update Source, and choose any of the available offline or online catalog options as follows:

Generating compliance report using online catalog

To use online catalog, OMIMSWAC must be connected to the Internet. OMIMSWAC with Internet access allows you to use the online catalog option in the Update Source drop-down list to automatically download the catalog.

To view the compliance details, perform the following action:
  1. Under Update > Update Source, choose any of the available online catalog options. The corresponding online catalog is selected by default based on the cluster.
    Available online catalogs vary depending on the cluster/target node you are connected to as follows:
    • For PowerEdge servers: Dell EMC Enterprise Catalog which contains the validated versions of components for PowerEdge servers.
    • For MX servers: Dell EMC MX Solution Catalog which contains the validated versions of components for PowerEdge MX Modular.

    • For Azure Stack HCI Cluster nodes: Dell EMC Azure Stack HCI Solution Catalog which contains the validated versions of components for AX nodes and Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes.

  2. Select Next: Compliance details: to generate compliance report.

OMIMSWAC downloads the catalog, collects the DSU and IC tools that are configured in the Settings tab, and generates a Compliance Report. If DSU and IC tools are not configured in the Settings, then OMIMSWAC downloads them from www.downloads.dell.com to generate the compliance report.

You will be directed to the compliance report generated in the Compliance Details window. For more details about compliance report, see View compliance report.

Generating compliance report using offline catalog

OMIMSWAC with or without Internet access allows you to select the Offline - Dell EMC Repository Manager Catalog to generate compliance report.

Before you generate the latest compliance report of a cluster, ensure the followings. The following prerequisites are required when OMIMSWAC is not connected to the Internet and the Offline-Dell EMC Repository Manager (DRM) catalog is used to generate a compliance report and update components.
To view the compliance details, perform the following actions:
  1. Under Update > Update Source, choose Offline - Dell EMC Repository Manager Catalog from the drop-down list. By default, online catalog is selected.

    Offline - Dell EMC Repository Manager Catalog: When the DRM repositories are available in a shared location and is applicable for all managed devices by OMIMSWAC in data centers with no Internet connectivity.

    NOTE: It is recommended that the Azure Stack HCI catalog files be used to generate a compliance report for Azure Stack HCI.
  2. Enter the CIFS share path where catalog files are placed and the user credentials to access the CIFS share path, and then select Next: Compliance details: to generate compliance report.

    The catalog files can be generated by using the Dell EMC Repository Manager (DRM) application. Ensure that in the shared catalog repository all the required Dell Update Packages (DUP) are available for the target node.

    If a new catalog path is provided, the previous path that was used to compute the update compliance may not be available.

OMIMSWAC collects the catalog from the shared path, collects the DSU and IC tools that are configured in the Settings tab, and generates a Compliance Report. If DSU and IC tools are not configured in the Settings, OMIMSWAC with Internet access will download them from www.downloads.dell.com to generate the compliance report.
NOTE: You must provide individual catalog files with the user credentials for server manager, and cluster manager respectively.

You will be directed to the compliance report generated in the Compliance Details window. For more details about compliance report, see View compliance report.


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