The OpenManage Integraton for VMware vCenter is designed to streamline the management processes in your data center environment by allowing you to use VMware vCenter to manage your entire infrastructure - both physical and virtual. From firmware updates to bare metal deployment, the OpenManage Integration will expand and enrich your data center management experience with Dell PowerEdge servers.
May 7, 2014 - 2.1 Release – Introduces chassis level inventory and alerting into your vCenter through the vSphere web client. For additional details, please the 2.1 blog post.
January 27, 2014 - Build 1272 for version 2.0 has been released to address key customer issues found in the first few months since release. Please see the post in our forum for details.
October 31 2013 - 2.0 Release – Introduces Support for vSphere 5.5 and VMware vSphere Web Client. For additional details please see the 2.0 blog post.
To download a 5 host, 90 day evaluation appliance for version 2.1, please click here.
For more migration and installation information please see the following:
OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter Installation and Licensing
For v2.1, you can choose to download and deploy via a full OVF, or use an RPM update if moving from v2.0. For deeper details on that, please refer to the installation guides here:
OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter product manuals.
If you are moving from a v1.x of the OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter, please see this information for additional migration information:
OpenManage Integration 1.6 / 1.7 to 2.0 migration
OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter Video - Value proposition
OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter Video - Features Overview
Dell demo by Matthew Paul , Sr Product Manager, providing an overview of the OpenManage Integration features.
Installation and configuration overview. (Version 1.6)
This video demonstrates the installation and configuration of the Dell Plug-in for VMware vCenter. It covers importing the virtual machine and modifying its settings, and the configuration wizard.
Compliance Wizard overview. (Version 1.6)
This video demonstrates how to automatcially remediate hosts that are not ready for the OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter to manage them. Compliance wizard is only available in the vSphere desktop client
Cluster and Datacenter Firmware updates with scheduling. (Version 1.7)
This video demonstrates updating the firmware using the cluster level update wizard.
Alarms, Events and Firmware update. (Version 1.0.1 Update 1)
This video demonstrates configuration and use of the Alarms and Events for the OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter, as well as updating the firmware of an existing host using the plug-in using the vSphere desktop client.
Auto-Discovery and Deployment. (Version 1.0.1 Update 1)
This video demonstrates the auto-discovery of a Dell bare metal server into the OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter, creation of a deployment template, and the scheduling and execution of a deployment job that uses the deployment template to load and configure a hypervisor on the discovered server. The video also shows configuring the server for iSCSI shared storage using the Dell Equallogic Multipathing Execution Module (MEM) setup.pl script. Auto discovery and host deployment are only available in the vSphere desktop client
Using the Dell Repository Manager
This video demonstrates how the Dell Repository Manager and the OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter work together to help keep hosts up to date.
M1000e and VRTX Chassis Details
Using Dell Repository Manager with OpenManage Essentials & Dell™ OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter
How to update the OpenManage Integration for Vmware vCenter by using a local update directory
OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter on Dell.com.
When will the 1.5 update be released for the auto-update functionality from 1.0.1?
It is available now. If you do not see it try changing the repository to linux.dell.com/.../latest-greatest
does the plugin in the vCenter Client get updated? It still shows '1.0.1 U1' after updating through the admin portal.
I see there is a new update 18.104.22.168, any info on this ?
(is this compatible with vcenter 5.1 ?)
Ok found the release notes and 5.1 is supported :