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Dell EMC OpenManage Integration Version 2.1 with Microsoft Windows Admin Center Release Notes

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Key features

  • OMIMSWAC provides a simplified solution for IT administrators to efficiently manage the following:
    • Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers running on supported Windows operating systems.
    • Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI (also known as Azure Stack HCI or AS HCI) created using AX nodes from Dell Technologies.
    • Dell EMC HCI Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server (also known as Windows Server HCI or WS HCI) created using Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes or combinations of AX nodes and Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes.
    • Microsoft Failover Clusters created with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers running supported Windows Server operating system.
  • Inventory/Monitoring—Provides information about overall Health, Hardware inventory, and iDRAC inventory of nodes including component-level information of all supported Dell EMC platforms.
  • iDRAC console—View iDRAC information of PowerEdge servers. For out-of-band management, you can directly launch the iDRAC console from Windows Admin Center.
  • Cluster creation (Integrated Cluster Deploy and Update)—Supports integrated Firmware, BIOS, and Drivers installation while creating Azure Stack HCI cluster. Also, performs HCI configuration profile check to keep hardware configuration of cluster nodes inline with Dell EMC recommended hardware configuration.
  • Update management—
    • Online catalogs—Support for creating firmware baselines by using the following online catalogs when OMIMSWAC is connected to the Internet:
      • Dell EMC Enterprise Catalog-Contains firmware updates for PowerEdge servers and PowerEdge server nodes in a cluster.
      • Update Catalog for Microsoft HCI solutions-Contains firmware updates for AX nodes and Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes and nodes in Windows Server HCI and Azure Stack HCI clusters.
      • Dell EMC MX Solution Catalog for PowerEdge MX Modular.
    • Offline catalog—Support for creating local firmware baselines by using Dell EMC Repository Manager (DRM).
    • Compliance report—Generate update compliance report against Dell EMC verified update catalogs and provide notifications when a new catalog version is available.
    • Server update—Supports PowerEdge server update against baseline – Firmware, BIOS, Drivers, and system management applications.
    • Cluster-Aware Update—Supports cluster update against validated baseline (Firmware, BIOS, and Drivers) for PowerEdge server-based Failover cluster, Dell EMC HCI Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server, and Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI.
    • Full Stack Cluster-Aware Updating—Supports integrated cluster-aware update for Azure Stack HCI clusters that include both operating system and hardware updates (Firmware, BIOS, and Drivers).
  • Dell EMC Solutions badge—
    • Displays Dell EMC Solutions badge Azure Stack HCI Certified for Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI consisting of AX nodes from Dell Technologies.
    • Displays Dell EMC Solutions badge Windows Server HCI Certified for Dell EMC HCI Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server created using Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes or combinations of AX nodes and Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes.
  • Availability of OMIMSWAC extension and documentation localized in English, French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese languages.

Revision history

Date Document revision Description of changes
July 2021 A00 Initial release for OMIMSWAC 2.1.
August 2021 A01 Added support for R450, R550, R650xs, R750xs, XR11, XR12 PowerEdge servers.
September 2021 A02 Added support for AX-650 and AX-750

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