SupportAssist Enterprise capabilities available with Dell service contracts
The following table provides a comparison of the SupportAssist Enterprise capabilities available with the ProSupport, ProSupport Plus, ProSupport Flex for Data Center, or ProSupport One for Data Center service contracts.
Completing the registration is a prerequisite to receive the full benefits of SupportAssist Enterprise for your Dell devices. For information about registering SupportAssist Enterprise, see "Registering SupportAssist Enterprise" in the
SupportAssist Enterprise Version
2.0.60 User's Guide
Table 1. SupportAssist Enterprise capabilities and Dell service contractsThe following table provides a comparison of the SupportAssist Enterprise capabilities that are supported with the Basic Hardware, ProSupport, ProSupport Plus, and ProSupport Flex, and ProSupport One service contract.
|SupportAssist Enterprise capability
||ProSupport Plus, ProSupport Flex for Data Center, or ProSupport One for Data Center
|Proactive detection of hardware failures
||SupportAssist Enterprise receives alerts for hardware events that occur in monitored devices and proactively determines if the alerts indicate a hardware failure.
|Predictive detection of hardware failures*
||Intelligent analysis of data that is collected from a monitored device is used to predict hardware failures that may occur in future.
|Automated data collection
||Data that are required for troubleshooting a hardware failure is automatically collected from the monitored device and sent securely to Dell.
|Automated support case creation
||When a hardware failure is detected either proactively or predictively, a Service Request is automatically created with Dell Technical Support.
|Automated email notification
||An email notification about the support case or issue is automatically sent to your company’s primary and secondary SupportAssist Enterprise contacts.
|Proactive response from Dell Technical Support
||A Dell Technical Support agent contacts you proactively about the support case and helps you resolve the issue.
|Proactive parts dispatch
||Based on examination of the collected system information, if the Dell Technical Support agent determines that a part must be replaced to resolve the issue, a replacement part is dispatched to you based on the dispatch preferences that you configure in SupportAssist Enterprise.
NOTE SupportAssist Enterprise also detects hardware issues in devices with a Dell Basic Hardware service contract. However, a support case is not created automatically for devices with a Basic Hardware service contract.
* Predictive detection of hardware failures is applicable only for the hard drives, backplanes, and expanders of yx2x and later generations of PowerEdge servers that have PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) Series 5 to 10. Predictive detection of hardware failures is available only when SupportAssist Enterprise is configured to periodically collect and send system information from your devices to Dell.