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Dell OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center Version 3.0 User’s Guide

Install Dell OpenManage Integration extension including snap-in with Microsoft Windows Admin Center

You can install OpenManage Integration extension including snap-in during Azure Stack HCI cluster deployment or Azure Stack HCI cluster updates in Windows Admin Center to ensure hardware symmetry compliance and run hardware updates (Firmware, BIOS, and Drivers) on target nodes.

Prerequisites

Before you install Dell OpenManage Integration snap-in in Windows Admin Center, ensure that you have:
  • Installed the supported version of the Windows Admin Center.
  • Logged in to Windows Admin Center as a gateway administrator.

Steps

  1. If OMIMSWAC extension is not installed, you can install the OpenManage Integration extension including snap-in using one of the following methods:
    • When deploying an Azure Stack HCI cluster, on Install hardware updates, click Install to install the snap-in extension.
    • When updating an Azure Stack HCI cluster, under Tools > Updates, on Hardware updates page, click Install to install the snap-in extension.
    NOTE: If OpenManage Integration version 1.1.1 or earlier is already installed,
    • To install OpenManage Integration snap-in extension when deploying or updating an Azure Stack HCI cluster, it is recommended to uninstall the older version (OMIMSWAC 1.1.1 or earlier) and then use the Microsoft cluster creation or cluster update workflow to install OpenManage Integration snap-in extension to use the latest features. See Installing Dell OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center.OR,
    • To upgrade to OpenManage Integration snap-in from earlier versions, go to Extensions > Installed extensions tab. Select Dell OpenManage Integration extension with the status "Update available (version)" and then click Update.
  2. If the extension is getting installed for the first time, a consent form is displayed to inform you about the End User License Agreement (EULA) and 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 update the target nodes or cluster by using the OpenManage Integration.

Results

When the OpenManage Integration snap-in is installed, the OpenManage Integration extension appears under the Tools menu in the Windows Admin Center. You will be able to use all the features of OpenManage Integration extension along with the snap-in specific features.

Next steps

After the OMIMSWAC extension version 2.0 or above is installed, while deploying or updating an Azure Stack HCI cluster, select Get updates in the Install hardware updates page or Hardware updates page respectively to continue to update the target nodes or cluster by using OpenManage Integration snap-in.


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