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Systems Management - Wiki

Systems Management

Systems Management
Dell Systems Management Solutions: Dell OpenManage, iDRAC, Repository Manager, Microsoft SCCM, Chassis Managment Controller, and more

Systems Management - Wiki

Systems Management - Wiki

Systems Management - Wiki

Dell offers a comprehensive range of software based, hardware based and appliance based server Systems Management products designed to manage your datacenter and fit any IT department's needs. This page is your starting point to learn about Dell products such as OpenManage, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller, Chassis Management Controller, and more.

To discover more about each Dell Systems Management product and to find out which one is the right fit for you, click on one of the links below or read the Introduction to Dell Systems Management.

If you need help knowing finding out where to start based on your needs, consult the Dell Systems Management Advisor

Dell Systems Management Consoles and Products

The following products provide the ability to easily monitor, manage, update, and deploy to servers in your datacenter from a single console. To learn more about the advantages of each Dell hardware / datacenter systems management product, click on the links below: 

Dell Embedded Systems Management

The following are embedded on a Dell server motherboard or in a Dell Blade Chassis. The DRAC and Lifecycle Controller are hardware components that allow for agentless out-of band monitoring, management, update, and firmware backup of your Dell server. The CMC goes one level higher up than the DRAC and gives Adminis the ability to monitor multiple blade servers and shared components in a Dell blade chassis. 

Dell Software License Information

Dell uses license keys with several OpenManage components (e.g. iDRAC, Chassis Management Controller, OpenManage Essentials, etc.), and we have established the Dell Software License Management Portal to provide a central database and common process to help you to manage software licenses. Eventually, we plan to migrate all Dell products with entitlements, licenses, and digital fulfillments to this system. For more information, please visit the portal or this training material.

Dell Client Systems Management

In addition to products for servers, Dell provides tools to manage Dell workstations and laptop systems. 

Dell Cloud \ Virtualization Systems Management

Dell has Systems Management products that can help you both manage and scale physical systems and virtual resources in the cloud (including servers, storage, networking and hypervisors). The Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter allows you to manage both physical and virtual machines through the vSphere console.

Dell Active System Manager provides an intuitive, automated, template-based experience for the deployment, orchestration and lifecycle management of physical and virtualized converged infrastructure. 

While Dell Systems Management tools offer graphical interfaces that make systems monitoring easy, some more advanced IT Administrators will want to take advantage of scripts to automate systems management tasks. Click below to learn more. 

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