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Dell TechCenter Today we're here to talk about OpenManage Integrations and Connections, which allow you to monitor and manage your Dell servers through many Systems Management Consoles
Dell TechCenter We do have our own management console called OpenManage Essentials, but many IT pros use consoles from 3rd parties such as Microsoft, IBM and HP
Dell TechCenter today we have with us the team that works on OpenManage Integrations and Connections to talk to us today
Dell TechCenter you can find the wiki page links in the window to your right to learn more about their product
Dell TechCenter Leading the conversation today will Ajith G, an engineer on the OpenManage Connections team
DELL-Ajith G Hi Everyone! Welcome to today's Chat Session on OpenManage Connections and Integrations
Dell TechCenter I'll turn the conversation over to him
DELL-Vaideeswaran G Hello, this is Vaideeswaran, working at Dell - Technologist for OpenManage Integrations
Dell TechCenter please feel free to ask our Dell experts questions throughout the chat and please give us feedback either in the chat window or in the interactive polls that we will have on the right side of the screen
DELL-Ajith G Let's start with OpenManage Connections
DELL-Ajith G The OpenManage Connections enables the monitoring of Dell devices using the third party systems Management consoles
DELL-Ajith G :- HP Operations Manager.
DELL-Ajith G :- IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus.
DELL-Ajith G :- CA Network and Systems Management.
DELL-Ajith G OpenManage Connections wiki page @ http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/4105.dell-openmanage-connections-for-partner-consoles.aspx
DELL-Ajith G The products in OpenManage Connections are:=- Dell Smart Plug-in(SPI) for HP Operations Manager- Dell OpenManage Connection for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus- Dell OpenManage Connection for CA Network and Systems Management (NSM)
Dell TechCenter poll results on the right side. seems like most of you are using Microsoft System Center
DELL-Ajith G Let's get into details of Dell SPI for HP Operations Manager; Dell SPI v2.1 is the latest version available
DELL-Ajith G Dell SPI features
DELL-Ajith G :- Enables monitoring of Dell PowerEdge servers and PowerVault NAS in environments managed by HP Operations Manager
DELL-Ajith G :- Periodic and Instantaneous Health monitoring of Dell devices
DELL-Ajith G :- Automatic Alert correlation
DELL-Ajith G - Logical view of Dell servers; based on Chassis type (Modular/Monolithic) and Operating Systems (Linux, Windows or ESXi)
Dell TechCenter For those of you guys using Open Source and "other" consoles, which ones do you use and why?
DELL-Ajith G :- Device Console Launch support
DELL-Ajith G For more details of Dell SPI for HP Operations Manager and available versions; please click http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/4106.dell-openmanage-connection-for-hp-operations-manager.aspx
DELL-Ajith G Moving on to Dell OpenManage Connection for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus; The latest version available is 1.0
DELL-Ajith G key features
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DELL-Ajith G :- Enables the monitoring Dell servers and EqualLogic Storage Arrays in Netcool/OMNIbus
DELL-Ajith G :- Automatic correlation of Server and EqualLogic Traps
DELL-Ajith G :- Device Console Launch for further troubleshooting
DELL-Ajith G For more details of Dell OpenManage Connection for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus and available versions; please click http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/4107.dell-openmanage-connection-for-ibm-netcoolomnibus.aspx
DELL-Ajith G Next topic:Dell OpenManage Connection for CA NSM; The latest version available is 3.4
DELL-Ajith G key features
DELL-Ajith G :- Enables monitoring of Dell servers in CA NSM
DELL-Ajith G - Logical views (Modular/Monolithic Servers, Chassis/Modular view)
DELL-Ajith G :- Device Console Launch support for further troubleshooting
DELL-Ajith G For more details of Dell OpenManage Connection for CA NSM and available versions; please clickhttp://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/4108.dell- openmanage-connection-for-ca-network-and-systems-management-nsm.aspx
DELL-Ajith G Now moving onto OpenManage Integrations with Microsoft System Center products
DELL-Ajith G The OpenManage Integrations is a suite of products which integrate into Microsoft System Center platform
DELL-Ajith G :- Configuration Manager (SCCM)
DELL-Ajith G :- Operations Manager (SCOM)
DELL-Ajith G :- Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
DELL-Ajith G :- Orchestrator
DELL-Ajith G For more details refer: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/4111.openmanage-integration-suite-for-microsoft-system-center.aspx
DELL-Ajith G Now let's start with System Center Configuration Manager. We have recently released Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration v2.0.1.
Dell TechCenter Who on the chat is using Microsoft System Center products?
DELL-Ajith G Key features include
DELL-Ajith G - Support for 12G Dell PowerEdge Servers
DELL-Ajith G - Support for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
DELL-Ajith G :- New support for deployment of non-Windows Operating Systems
DELL-Ajith G :- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sandra hamilton Please see www.dell.com/systemcenter  for download links to the latest Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for MS System Center tools
DELL-Ajith G :- VMware ESXi
DELL-Ajith G For more details on Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration and other available versions, please click the following links:=-http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/1982.dell-lifecycle-controller-integration-for-microsoft-system-center-configuration-manager.aspx
DELL-Ajith G Let's continue with Dell OpenManage Integration with Operations Manager. Products are
DELL-Ajith G :- Dell Server Management Pack Suite
DELL-Ajith G :- Dell EqualLogic Storage Management Pack Suite
DELL-Ajith G :- Dell MD Storage Array Management Pack Suite
DELL-Ajith G :- Dell Client Management Pack
DELL-Ajith G :- Dell Printer Management Pack
DELL-Ajith G We recently released the latest management pack for Dell Clients which includes support for Windows 8
DELL-Ajith G The latest version is Dell Client Management Pack 5.0
DELL-Ajith G Key features
DELL-Ajith G - Support for Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager
DELL-Ajith G - Support for Windows 8
DELL-Ajith G - Support for up to OMCI 8.1.1 and latest Dell Business Client platforms
DELL-Ajith G For more details on Client Management pack and other available versions, please click the following links:=-http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/4124.dell-client-management-pack.aspx
DELL-Vaideeswaran G For customers using Microsoft System Center, when are you planning to move to System Center 2012?
DELL-Ajith G The latest version of Dell Server Management Pack Suite is 5.0.1.
DELL-Ajith G Key features
DELL-Ajith G - In-band discovery and monitoring 12G Dell PowerEdge Servers
DELL-Ajith G :- Out of band (Agent free) discovery and monitoring of Dell PowerEdge servers
DELL-Ajith G :- discovery and monitoring of Dell iDRACs and CMCs
DELL-Ajith G - Support for Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager
DELL-Ajith G :- Integration with Dell Tools
DELL-Ajith G :- Dell OpenManage Power Center
DELL-Ajith G :- Dell License Manager
DELL-Ajith G :- Warranty Information
DELL-Ajith G :- Dell Connections License Manager
DELL-Ajith G :- Feature Management - simplified import, upgrade, and removal of monitoring features from the Operations Manager Console
DELL-Ajith G For more details on Server Management pack and other available versions, please click the following links:=-http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/4118.dell-server-management-pack-suite.aspx
darko do you have any new developments for nagios based systems?
DELL-Ajith G Moving onto Storage. The latest version of EqualLogic Management pack available is 4.1
Dell TechCenter @Darko we're gathering that info for you right now.
sandra hamilton i believe that we have the connection listed on our www.dell.com/openmanageconsoles  site. I will confirm that for you Darko. I don't think it is something recent
darko thanks
DELL-Ajith G Key features
DELL-Ajith G :- support for Storage Pool monitoring
DELL-Ajith G - Support for EqualLogic firmware up to 5.1
DELL-Ajith G :- Ability to turn on/off detailed monitoring for scalability.
DELL-Ajith G :- support for PS5000, PS5500, PS4000, PS4100, PS6000, PS6010, PS6100, PS6500 and PS6510 Arrays
DELL-Ajith G For more details on EqualLogic Management pack and other available versions, please click the following links:=-http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/4120.dell-equallogic-storage-management-pack-suite.aspx
DELL-Ajith G The latest version of Dell MD Storage Array Management pack is 4.1 its key features are
DELL-Ajith G :- support for MD3000, MD3000i, MD3200, MD3220, MD3200i, MD3220i, MD3600i, MD3620i, MD3600f and MD3620f
DELL-Ajith G :- support for New recovery failure alerts
DELL-Ajith G :- Latest Knowledge base articles for all the above supported platforms
DELL-Ajith G :- Ability to turn on/off detailed monitoring for scalability
DELL-Ajith G For more details on MD Storage Array Management pack and other available versions, please click the following links:=-http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/4122.dell-md-storage-arrays-management-pack-suite.aspx
sandra hamilton http://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Plugins/Hardware/Server-Hardware/Dell/Dell-OpenManage-Nagios-Plugin/details
sandra hamilton OpenManage integraion with Nagios
DELL-Ajith G For Dell Printers, the latest version of Dell Printer Management pack is v4.1.
DELL-Ajith G For more details on Printer Management pack and other available versions, please click the following links:=-http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/4123.dell-printer-management-pack.aspx
DELL-Ajith G Let's move onto Dell OpenManage Integration with Virtual Machine Manager. The latest version of Dell Server PRO Management Pack is 3.0.
DELL-Ajith G Key features includes
DELL-Ajith G - Microsoft System Center 2012 Operation Manger and System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager.
DELL-Ajith G - Manager Support for 12th generation of PowerEdge servers Additional Dell OpenManage alerts and Network
DELL-Ajith G For more details on Dell Server PRO Management Pack and other available versions, please click the following links:=-http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/4121.dell-server-pro-management-pack.aspx
DELL-Ajith G Let's move onto Dell OpenManage Integration with Orchestrator. The latest Integration Pack for Dell Advanced Infrastructure Manager is 2.0
DELL-Ajith G key features
DELL-Ajith G :- Infrastructure Management
DELL-Ajith G :- AIM activities persona Life cycle Maintenance, VMRack, Host, Network, Switch etc. for creating workflow.
DELL-Ajith G - Support for Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator.
DELL-Ajith G - Support AIM 3.4.2
DELL-Ajith G For more details of Dell OpenManage Integration for Orchestrator and available versions; please clickhttp://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/4113.dell-advanced-infrastructure-manager-aim-integration-pack-for-microsoft-system-center-opalisorchestrator.aspx
DELL-Ajith G Now, let's talk about BMC Software's products that integrate with OMSA and LifeCycle Controller.
DELL-Ajith G BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management with Dell management interfaces
DELL-Ajith G :- Monitors hardware, OS, applications and business transactions
DELL-Ajith G :- Can access hardware through an OS Agent (OMSA), iDRAC, or other industry standard Server interfaces
DELL-Ajith G :- Enables monitoring of any Server, running any Operating System - VMware included
DELL-Ajith G BMC BladeLogic Server Automation
DELL-Ajith G :- Policy driven, Automatic BIOS, firmware, O/S, and application deployment & Maintenance - from bare metal to fully functional in minutes instead of days
DELL-Ajith G :- Secure and provisioning that goes beyond PXE boot
DELL-Ajith G :- Enables provisioning over WAN
sandra hamilton BMC integration with OpenManage is offered directly from BMC as a service - upon request
Dell TechCenter We have a couple of forums set up for you guys to ask questions about Integrations and Connections at any time
Dell TechCenter OpenManage Integrations with Microsoft SCCM and SCOM forum - http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/f/4670.aspx
Dell TechCenter OpenManage Connections for 3rd Party Console Integration - http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/f/4671.aspx
Dell TechCenter So if you didn't have a question to ask during today's chat, feel free to drop us a line at any time, as we monitor those forums regularly
sandra hamilton The OpenManage Connections for IBM, CA and HP Operations Manager provide a deep view of the health and status of Dell hardware - currently at no charge
Dell TechCenter I think we've finished the main part of the chat. Now that all of the information is out there, we're completely open to your feedback or questions for the next 15 minutes or so
Dell TechCenter Or we can talk about whatever is on your mind
sandra hamilton Delll offers agent-free and agent-based connections and integrations. The agent-free capability is fee-based and also automates managementement tasks by not requiring installation of a systems management agent - eliminating testing and certifying agents, reducing time and cost too. Also agent-free enables you to mange Dell hardware uniformly - no matter what OS or hypervisor you are using
Dell-TO At Dell, we are about providing choice to our customers. We encourage you to use the agent-free approach to help manage in a multi-vendor OS and hypervisor environment while leveraging your investment in Microsoft System Center
sandra hamilton Tushar - when will we be updating our connection for Nagios?
Dell-TO It is currently being reviewed (contract) given Platform Computing being acquired by IBM recently
Dell-TO However, the latest Nagios plugin did support OM7.x that supports the 12th generation of Dell's PowerEdge servers (included)
sandra hamilton Thanks for the information TO - was not aware of that
Dell-TO Please let me know if there are any issues/concerns @darko
sandra hamilton TO - it was difficult to find the link on the Nagios site and was also not available on the dell site. would be great if you have a link!
Dell TechCenter We have a few minutes left in the chat, any final questions?
Dell TechCenter Well thank you for joining this week everyone
Dell TechCenter join us next week for a chat on Windows 8!
Dell-TO Platform has developed a specific integration with OpenManage (specifically omreport and omconfig) to expose additional functionality to the Dell HPC customer via a Nagios plugin (http://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Plugins/Hardware/Server-Hardware/Dell/Dell-OpenManage-Nagios-Plugin/details ).
Dell TechCenter thanks everyone!