OME1.0/1.0.1 - Scalability and Performance

This whitepaper provides the recommendations to achieve maximum performance for Dell OpenManage Essentials 1.0/1.0.1 along with the detailed performance data collected during testing.

Executive summary

This document provides an overview of the scalability and performance testing of Dell OpenManage Essentials (OME) 1.0/1.0.1. It contains detailed reports of test results to assess the product quality and stability for various product features.

This document also provides recommendations to achieve maximum performance for OME.


Open Manage Essentials (OME) is a web- based hardware management application that provides a comprehensive view of Dell systems, supported devices, and components in the enterprise’s network.

This white paper summarizes the OME 1.0/1.0.1 system testing environment, methodology, resultant data and recommendations to achieve similar performance as depicted in the results.

Test environment and methodology:

The scalability and performance tests for Dell OME were performed on the following environments:

  • Small business customer’s environment: This environment consisted of 100 managed systems. For example, a customer having 80 Dell PowerEdge Servers, 10 Dell EqualLogic storage devices and 10 Dell PowerConnect switches.
  • Medium business customer’s environment: Medium business environment consisted of 500 managed systems.
  • Enterprise business customer’s environment: This environment consisted of 2000 managed systems.
  • The hardware and software configuration of OME was different for these environments. Please refer to Table 1 for more details.


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