The Active System Manager video series is a collection of self-help videos that demonstrates how to deploy, configure, and use ASM in your environment. Each collection in the series will walk you through a set of related topics, and is organized into 2-3 minute chapters that cover a specific topic.
The first topic is Getting Started with ASM. This series will walk you through the initial installation and configuration of the ASM virtual appliance, as well as the actual Getting Started wizard page within ASM that is used for initial discovery and configuration of your resources.
After walking through this series, in conjunction with the associated documentation (i.e. the Installation and User Guides), you will have a functional instance of Active System Manager in your environment, and will be ready to start creating templates and deploying services.
The initial Getting Started topic is organized into 7 chapters:
Chapter 1 – Deployment of the ASM Appliance
This video covers the initial installation of the ASM appliance from an OVF or VHD file.
Chapter 2 – Initial Configuration of Appliance Networking
This video covers the initial configuration of network connectivity for the ASM appliance.
Chapter 3 – Getting Started Page - Step 1: Setup
This video covers step 1 of the “Getting Started” wizard page, with the setup of the ASM appliance and environment.
Chapter 4 – Getting Started Page – Step 2: Networks
This video covers step 2 of the “Getting Started” wizard page, with the definition of networks in the environment.
Chapter 5 – Getting Started Page – Step 3: Discover
This video covers step 3 of the “Getting Started” wizard page, with the discovery of resources to be managed by ASM.
Chapter 6 – Getting Started Page – Step 4: Configure
This video covers step 4 of the “Getting Started” wizard page, with configuration of the discovered resources including firmware compliance.
Chapter 7 – Getting Started Page – Step 5: Publish
This video covers step 5 of the “Getting Started” wizard page, with the creating and publishing of a template.
These videos can also be found on YouTube on the Dell TechCenter channel Active System Manager Video Series Playlist.
Note: This ASM Video series, because it covers very specific topics, is not intended as a product overview or demonstration. Rather it is meant as self-help material for users of the product to supplement the written documentation.
To access the ASM documentation, please visit dell.com/asmdocs. Select the applicable version (release) of the product and then click Manuals to access the documentation.
Stay tuned for more self-help videos in the ASM Video Series.