Dell Smart Plug-in (SPI) version 3.0 for HP Operations Manager version 9.0 for Windows is available now!

The SPI v3.0 delivers new features for monitoring Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell Storage devices such as EqualLogic and PowerVault MD Storage Arrays, Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) and Chassis management Controller (CMC) devices in environments managed by HP Operations Manager for Windows. Dell SPI v3.0 adds support for agent-free, out-of-band monitoring for the 12th generation of Dell PowerEdge servers via their embedded server management component, the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC), version 7 with Lifecycle Controller. The Dell SPI v3.0 also provides traditional agent-based monitoring with Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) for 9-12G PowerEdge servers.

The key new features in Dell SPI v3.0:

  • Agent-Free monitoring of Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers using Licensing.
  • Monitoring Dell EqualLogic and MD Storage Arrays.
  • Monitoring Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) and Chassis Management Controller (CMC) Devices.
  • Monitoring the Dell Connections License Manager (DCLM) availability and License statistics.
  • Periodic and instantaneous health monitoring for Dell devices.
  • Knowledge Base articles for supported Dell device SNMP Traps and DCLM alert messages.
  • SNMP Trap support for Dell EqualLogic, Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers and Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) devices.
  • 1x1 console launch tool support for EqualLogic, MD Storage Arrays, Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers and CMC and DRAC devices.
  • Support for Dell Tools(Consoles Launch);
    • Dell OpenManage Essentials (OME) Console.
    • Dell OpenManage Power Center (OMPC) Console.
    • Dell Connections License Manager (DCLM) Console.
    • Dell Warranty Report.

The product download links and product documentation are available on the Dell TechCenter Dell OpenManage Connection for HP Operations Manager wiki page. There are also some new Technical Articles explaining how to use the Dell SPI to manage Dell devices, Agent-Free Server Monitoring, Dell SPI new features, etc. We encourage you to continue this conversation in the OpenManage Connections for 3rd Party Console Integration Forum if you have any comments or other feedback.