Though Dell Management Console has a very large feature set and gives you many ways to manage your Dell hardware, two of the primary uses for DMC are:

1. SNMP based discovery of PowerEdge™ Servers.
2. SNMP based alerting (aka ‘traps’)

The purpose of this document is to help you get up to speed quickly with the post-install configuration steps needed for these features.  We assume that you have gone through the steps of configuring your DMC server and installing the DMC software.  And although DMC can discover and monitor nearly all Dell enterprise hardware (e.g., servers, DRACS, storage, switches, etc.), this whitepaper will focus only on servers for the sake of simplicity.