Dell OpenManage family offers enterprise solutions complete with hardware system management, but some customers have invested resources, time and money implementing a systems management solution from an ISV. One such solution a customer may select is from BMC Software.

Dell drives solutions that integrate in order to maximize customer benefits and streamline the experience. Working together, Dell and BMC Software unify data center management. Dell integrates with a BMC solution that delivers end-to-end infrastructures and capabilities designed to improve decision-making and orchestrate workflow while automating IT processes.

With the Dell OpenManage family of products, key areas deliver BMC Software integration in order to maximize the customer experience and utilize the customer’s investment:  

  • Dell Lifecycle Controller integration with BMC BladeLogic Server Automation deploys and maintains applications and operating systems in accordance to customer data center policy.
  • Dell Lifecycle Controller allows secure, zero-touch provisioning of operating systems. 
  • BladeLogic and Lifecycle Controller together:
  • Eliminate insecure “provisioning networks”.
  • Enable wide-area network provisioning without network compromises.
  • Allow administrators to drive provisioning process without touching a         server.
  • BladeLogic works securely with Dell servers anywhere, anytime without PXE.
  • Hardware change management brings remote, out-of-band configuration and update.

BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management Suite integrates natively with Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) to monitor hardware, OS, applications and business transactions. Dell instrumentation is available using an OS agent, iDRAC out-of-band, or industry standard in-band and out-of-band service interfaces.

Customers using BMC Software’s comprehensive collectors and Dell’s flexible instrumentation may:

  • Choose agent-based or agent-free hardware monitoring.
  • Monitor Dell servers running Windows, Linux, Solaris or VMware.
  • Link performance of the hardware to the performance of business services.
  • Retrieve health, fault and status information directly from Dell hardware.
  • Transition to virtualization and cloud computing when ready.

Dell’s OpenManage family of products joined with BMC Software’s Business Service Management (BSM) solutions combine planning, predictive analytics and preventative automation that can increase IT responsiveness to business demand while eliminating costly and reactive processes. Customers can experience improved end user satisfaction while aligning IT services to the business need through outage reduction, performance improvements, increased IT productivity, and better business agility.

Working with leading systems management vendors, Dell ensures PowerEdge servers can be easily managed in multivendor server environments with existing systems management solutions.