Dell™ OpenManage™ Client Instrumentation (OMCI) software allows systems management application programs to access information about the client computer, monitor the status of the client computer, or change the state of the computer—such as shutting it down remotely. OMCI uses the Common Information Model (CIM) and Web Based Enterprise Management (WBEM). These are industry standard systems management technologies defined by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).

Although OMCI has numerous features, its primary purpose is to package and provide access to information requested by WMI, which in turn provides the information to systems management application programs such as the Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) tools.

The following links provide detail on how an IT administrator can exploit the information provided by OMCI within ConfigMgr to provide enhanced reporting for managed Dell business client platforms. These resources assume the reader is familiar with OMCI and its features and capabilities.

For additional information, visit the OMCI page.

OMCI and ConfigMgr Quick Links

About the OMCI/ConfigMgr (SCCM) White Paper

The Dell OMCI/SCCM white paper describes how to use OMCI Data with ConfigMgr. After you have the OMCI client installed, use the information in the white paper to learn how to configure the SMS_DEF.MOF file to inventory DELL OMCI data. For more information on the data you can inventory, review the OMCI Reference Guide.<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell> The white paper also contains information describing how to create ConfigMgr Web reports for custom OMCI Data.

About the Dell OMCI MOF Extensions for ConfigMgr

The MOF Extensions is a text file that contains all the MOF reporting classes for Dell OMCI, for use with ConfigMgr (basically it's the data from the white paper). Copy reporting classes from this document, and add them to your SMS_DEF.MOF (no changes to the configuration.mof are necessary) to inventory OMCI Data. This is handy for future edits, but if you're not familiar with the SMS_DEF.MOF, spend some time in the white paper, and review additional information on this page as well as information provided by Microsoft for editing the SMS_DEF.MOF.

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