Shawn (rolltidega): Hey hey Dennis
Dennis Smith: Hey Shawn.....
Dennis Smith: Hey Everyone
hypervfan: Hi all
Dennis Smith: Will be getting started in just a bit...
Dennis Smith: Hey Tom
Dennis Smith: How's the week going for everyone so far....got past Monday, so good right :)
Dell_JoeG: How about them Spurs!!!!
hypervfan: Good here. Got rid of Exchange 2003 yesterday, so a good start :)
Dennis Smith: boo spurs :)
Shawn (rolltidega): what is this "basketball" sport? :-)
Dennis Smith: Nice Tom....not a fan 2003 I take it :)
Dell_JoeG: *slaps Dennis outside the head*
Shawn (rolltidega): I am an Atlanta sports fan. We don't make it past the 1st round in the playoffs!
Dell-PPrabhu: Hi everyone
hypervfan: Always good to get rid of unsupported systems
Dennis Smith: @Shawn hahahhaaha
Dell_JoeG: Hey DEll-PPrabhu
Dennis Smith: Hi Pritesh
Dell-Sri: Hello Folks
Dennis Smith: @Shawn, how did you like the Falcons draft
Dennis Smith: Hi Sri
Dell-Sri: Miami 3 peat
Dennis Smith: We are going to give it until about 3-4 after the hour before we start
Shawn (rolltidega): @Dennis I liked it. We shall see what happens when football starts!
Dennis Smith: give people time to get in
Dennis Smith: @Shawn, we shall see opening week :)
Dennis Smith: in atlanta lol
Shawn (rolltidega): Very true!
Satish Singh: Hello everyone
Dennis Smith: Hey Satish
Dennis Smith: Ok guys, today we are going to be talking about OpenManage Mobile...if you are not familiar with OMM you can visit delltechcenter.com/omm
Dennis Smith: To start things off i will turn it over to Sri, who can tell us a little more about OMM
Dell-Sri: Hello Everyone
Dell-Sri: I am the Product Manager for OMM. The app was rleased March 4'th and you can download it from Google play store
Dell-Sri: I have Pritesh Prabhu and Rob cox here with me to answer any technical questions you may have
Dell-RobC: Hi guys, new product but do we have any OMM users yet?
Dell-PPrabhu: it is useful for anyone who would like to manage their OMEssentials console via a mobile device
Dell-PPrabhu: (Android only at this point)
Dell-PPrabhu: or even the Dell iDRAC
Dell-RobC: Yeah, you can use it even if you are not an OME user
Dell-PPrabhu: we have over 1000 downloads in about 2 months
Dell-RobC: via the iDRAC as Pritesh mentions
Dell-PPrabhu: ssome of the ket features are the ability to view devices/groups of your network via a mobile device
Dell-PPrabhu: viewing individual device details
Dell-PPrabhu: power options of servers and iDRACs
Dell-PPrabhu: and also push notificationss for OME alerts
Dell-PPrabhu: the intention is for you to be able to manage your network when not onsite
Dell-PPrabhu: and get notified when something goes down
Dell-Sri: one could connect directly to the iDRAC of any 12G server
Dell-Sri: all the features pritesh discussed above are also available on the direct iDRAC connection except the push notification
Dell-Sri: push notification is enabled via the REST API support in OME 1.3
Dennis Smith: Take a look at the poll to the right and tells which mobile device you are currently using...please and thank you :)
MichaelD: Where's the "all of the above" option :)
Dennis Smith: lol
Dell-RobC: here is the link to the app
Dell-RobC: Do any folks use any mobile management applications?
MichaelD: VMware's Watchlist app somewhat
Dennis Smith: woohoo, new poll :)
Dell-RobC: @MichaelD not heard of it, can you let us know a bit what it does?
Dennis Smith: for those that aren't familiar with mobile watchlist http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2014/02/now-available-vmware-vsphere-mobile-watchlist.html
MichaelD: It connects to your vCenter and allows you to view the status of the VMs in your environment as well as power off/on/restart
Dell-RobC: cool...thx... is it free or $ ?
LE: I can use it only for G12 servers? or also for storages and network devices (switches) which are present in OME?
MichaelD: It doesn't let you see the console of the VM yet, but hopefully that's coming down the road
Dell-RobC: @M sounds pretty nice, will check it out
Dell-Sri: LE, OMM app has visibility to any device that is monitored by OME
Dell-Sri: so that includes storage, Networking, Firewall appliances and third party devices
Dell-RobC: So guys if you are an OME user you should really check out OMM
Dell-RobC: It is super easy to setup
Dell-RobC: If you don't use OME but have a 12G server, you should try it as well. You just connect to the iDRAC and you are in business
Dell-RobC: we have a great support forum for help, so don't be shy
Dell-RobC: and www.delltechcenter.com/ome
Gerry Forde: sorry bit late will it only run on android devices
MichaelD: When connected to the iDRAC, do you have the ability to view the console and interact with the OS/BIOS?
LE: Is a specific contract support necessary to monitors to the system? Prosupport Plus or lower serivce contracts?
Dell-Sri: yes, as of today we only support Android
Dell-PPrabhu: Gerry - iOS support is in the works. No final date yet...
Dennis Smith: FYI, you can select multiple answers in the new poll
Dell-Sri: michale, we cannot kaunch the iDRAC console from the mobile device yet
Dell-Sri: interacting with the OS/BIOS is supported via VNC as of today in iDRAC
Dell-Sri: we plan to integrate this feature into OMM in the future
Dell-PPrabhu: @Michael - as of today we can get all FW details and log entries from the iDRAC
Dell-PPrabhu: @Michael - and perform power optionss
Dell-Sri: @LE no contract is required for the mobile app
Dell-Sri: it is free
Dell-RobC: By the way, the www.delltechcenter.com/omm site has a video and whitepaper
Dell-RobC: which you guys may find interesting to see the look and feel of the product
Dell-RobC: In addition to showing the health of your monitored devices, it can forward hardware alert/failures to your device as well when you are away from the office
MichaelD: Just presuming that all power operations have a confirmation step prior to being performed, to protect against errant clicks and inquisitive children.
Dell-PPrabhu: @Michael - yes...that is correct
Dell-RobC: So just curious, what kind of hardware monitoring software do you folks use to keep an eye on your servers or desktops/notebooks?
BVTechie: Is access to the app password protected? LDAP? logins timeout?
Dell-PPrabhu: The app by itself is passwrod protected
Dell-PPrabhu: 15 min timeout...
Dell-PPrabhu: not LDAP...this is a local password
Gerry Forde: hp imc and system center
Dell-PPrabhu: the access details to the OMEs and iIDRACs you have connected to are saved...
MichaelD: We have OME partially setup and SCOM for most of our monitoring.
Dell-PPrabhu: however if you wish to power control a system...then you are prompted for the password again..as a security measure...
Dell-RobC: @Gerry which product is IMC?
Dell-RobC: is that like SIM?
Dell-PPrabhu: so you don't b*tt-dial a server reboot
BVTechie: password set on mobile device, globally in OME, per device/user?
hypervfan: No hardware monitoring as of now, one of the things I hope to get in place
Gerry Forde: hp Intelligent Management Center
Dell-PPrabhu: @BVTechie - password per device
Dell-RobC: @hypervfan sounds good. come by www.delltechcenter.com/ome and I can help you out
Dell-RobC: @Gerry ah ok nice
Dell-PPrabhu: the OME password is a must to connect to an OME...but that login is prompted for only once...when you access the OME for the first time
Dell-RobC: @Gerry How many devices do you have under management between IMC and system center (a range is ok ) :)
Dell-PPrabhu: (New poll up...about mobile devices at a datacenter)
Gerry Forde: about 1000
Dell-RobC: Yep....is that physical + virtual? or just physical?
Gerry Forde: use it alot with or networking hardware
Dell-RobC: I see, switches and load balancers and such
Gerry Forde: you can load in mibs and it will monitor most hardware
Dell-RobC: Yeah, that's really helpful when you have a lot of vendors
Dell-RobC: FYI OME can import MIBS also so you can get formatted alerts from non-Dell h/w
Gerry Forde: its not cheap
Gerry Forde: going to try ome just need to get some time !!!!
Dennis Smith: New poll to the right - How many devices do you manage
Dell-RobC: Ha, yep, I hear ya
Gerry Forde: any plans for ome as a central management for all dell hardware
Dell-RobC: @Gerry Well today it does monitor most of the Dell h/w such as PowerEdge, PowerVault, Networking, and such
Dell-RobC: But it does not really do the management type stuff as much, mostly monitoring
Dell-RobC: So OME will monitor most of our stuff, but we still right-click launch the particular managmenet tool such as iDrac console or Compellent software, etc.
Dell-RobC: not sure what the plans are around that
Gerry Forde: how about virtual hardware sdn etc
Dell-RobC: @Gerry Right, so OME and OMM are primarily about h/w monitoring....
Dell-RobC: We do discover and monitor the Virtual ESX/HyperV host
Dell-RobC: and enumerate the guest OS's
Dell-RobC: but beyond that, not much on Virt (we have another VCenter Plugin for that)
Dell-RobC: and I'm not sure what we are doing with SDN at the moment
Dell-RobC: Are most folks using fairly modern Android OS's?
Dell-RobC: Or anyone hanging on to really old Android phones :)
hypervfan: Latest version here
MichaelD: latest as well
BVTechie: latest... we are techies you know :-)
Dell-RobC: Yep! Ha, yeah, I'm sportin the latest HTC One M8 with KitKat :)
Dennis Smith: No one still rocking the nokia flip phone
Dell-RobC: I think you meant MS flip phone
Dell-RobC: I still see a few flip phones around
Dell-RobC: good battery life!
Dennis Smith: Anyone got any questions for these guys...hit them up while you have them :)
Gerry Forde: @ Denis I bet its the one from the matrix
Dennis Smith: @Gerry haha, prob right
MichaelD: You mentioned upcoming IOS support, any chance for Windows Phone support?
Dennis Smith: Windows phone always feels left out :)
Dennis Smith: love mine btw
Dell-Sri: Windows support is not currently in the roadmap, we will watch how the market moves
Dell-Sri: the current expectation is 12-14% market share by 2016
MichaelD: I'm guessing 8.1 will help adoption, the dev release resolves a lot of issues I was seeing.
Dell-RobC: I hope so....I'd love to see MS picking up some speed this year
Dell-Sri: i think the Enterprise market for windows tablets is promosing
Dell-Sri: that will drive usage a bit higher
Dell-RobC: Yeah the Venue Pro (8 inch Win tablet) is very cool
Dennis Smith: Venue 8's are nice...I have the win and android versions
MichaelD: Got 2 coworkers with Surface 2s and 1 with the Venue Pro 11; both are nice but feel a bit big for extended handheld use
Gerry Forde: testing the venue pro and the xps 11 love the xps 11
Dell-Sri: 7 inch tablet seems be the widely accepted form factor and are very dominant w.r.t sales numbers
Dell-Sri: XPS tablets and all in ones are very very nice
Gerry Forde: how much of the feature's of the client app work on the mobile app would you have to boot a laptop to investigate an alert
Dell-RobC: If you manage mostly client (Desktop, notebooks)....
Dell-RobC: they will show up in OME and then also in the OMM mobile client
Dell-RobC: so you can see the health state, etc., in OMM of your client devices
Dennis Smith: ok guys, looks like we are out of time for today...you can continue this conversation on DellTechCenter.com/OMM :)
Dennis Smith: Join us next week for a chat on Dell Wyse Device Manager version 5, same time and place!
Dell_JoeG: Good job Dell-RobC, Dell-PPrabhu and Dell-Sri
Gerry Forde: thanks guys
Dell-RobC: Thanks all!
Dennis Smith: The chat transcript will posted online in a few days
Satish Singh: Thanks Dennis, and thank you everyone for your time and participation
Dennis Smith: thanks all!
Dell-PPrabhu: thanks every one
Lee @NBITServicesUK: Thank you all
Dell_JoeG: Thanks Gerry!! Good questions and great session
Dell-PPrabhu: do write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dell-PPrabhu: if you ahve more questions