Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) is a management solution developed for the virtualized datacenter. It can be used to configure and manage a virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds.
Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager helps automate and simplify hardware configuration as well as deployment of operating systems (OS) running on Dell PowerEdge™ 11g/12g/13g servers. DLCI for SCVMM helps reduce the number of operational procedures and time required in preparing for one-to-many OS deployments. DLCI for SCVMM offers agent-free, out-of-band hardware configuration, patching, deployment and reapply the previous stored system settings through the System Center 2016, 2012 SP1/R2 Virtual Machine Manager console leveraging Dell’s embedded server management technology, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller.
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DLCI for SCVMM features and functionality:
Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, enable the following:
Capability to manage the scheduled Firmware Update and Export/Import jobs in the single view
Compare the firmware Update status for all full inventory of servers against a baseline catalog
Update firmware of servers as part of the Operating System Deployment workflow and reduce the number of additional steps required
Provides several options for OS/hypervisor deployments:
PowerEdge embedded management technology, iDRAC/LC, contains driver packs for all supported operating systems for OS deployments taking place at the end user’s site
Prepare customized Microsoft Windows Pre-installation Environment (WinPE) images with OS drivers optionally available from the Dell Deployment Toolkit (DTK)
For information on Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, see Microsoft documentation.
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DLCI for SCVMM Documentation
DLCI for SCVMM Videos
Setup and Configuration
Upgrading DLCI For SCVMM
Manual Discovery – Single IP
Manual Discovery – IP Range
iDRAC console launch
WinPE Customization and ISO creation
Operating System Deployment with LC Driver Injection
Cluster Aware Update
NOTE: Few videos created using previous version of product, you might see slight changes in the look and feel of the product
Setup and ConfigurationIn this video, you can learn, how to set up and configure Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration for System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
In this video, you can learn to upgrade Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration version for System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Manual Discovery of a single Dell server.
Manual Discovery of Dell servers within an IP Range
Launch iDRAC console of discovered Dell servers.
Customization of Microsoft SCVMM’s WinPE image by injecting Dell DTK drivers and creating ISO for the WinPE image which can be used during the Operating System Deployment.
Note: WinPE Update available in Navigation Pane in DLCI for SCVMM Console Add-in.
This Video demonstrates how to manage Hypervisor profile, Managing involves creating, editing, deleting, refreshing the Hypervisor profile.
This Video demonstrates how to manage Hardware profile, Managing involves creating, editing, deleting, refreshing the Hardware profile.
This Video demonstrates how to manage Deployment template, Managing involves creating, editing, deleting, refreshing the Deployment template.
Performing Operating System Deployment on discovered unassigned servers using DLCI Add-In for SCVMM and also use LC Driver Injection option to inject LC Drivers during OSD.
This Video demonstrates how to create and use Update source
Performing Firmware update on discovered unassigned/Host/cluster/chassis servers using DLCI Add-In for SCVMM with existing Update source.
In this video, you can learn how to upgrade firmware versions through Microsoft Cluster Aware Update feature.