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Executive summary:

The purpose of this document is to help users and IT Administrators configure their datacenter before managing those using OpenManage Essentials. All configuration steps needed for various device setups are provided in detail.

This whitepaper will focus on various protocol supported by Dell devices, configuration of protocols (SNMP), Firewall configuration of OpenManage Essentials supported Dell devices.

Manage Virtual machines via Hyper-V or ESXi, Dell Storage Devices such as Equallogic or EMC, or Dell PowerConnect Networking.  This document also tells you how to set up Dell iDRAC to work with OpenManage Essentials.