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OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

Systems Management - Wiki


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.

Installing and Configuring the OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter using the vSphere Client 


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) 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.



OpenManage Integraton for VMware vCenter Feature List
Features Description
Inventory Detail Complete PowerEdge Server Details
  • Memory - Quantity and Type
  • NIC
  • PSU
  • Processors
  • RAC
  • Warranty Info
  • Server- and Cluster-level Views

M1000e and VRTX Chassis Details

  • Chassis power supply
  • KVM status
  • Fan / thermal details
  • Warranty Info
  • CMC
  • View of empty switch / server slots
BIOS and Firmware Update Deployment Cluster level BIOS and Firmware BIOS and firmware updates inside vCenter
  • Baselines and Templates
  • Updates staged from VMware vCenter
Built-in Deployment Wizard Dell Servers Show up as a Bare Metal Server
  • Set configs of BIOS and Firmware updates
Profile Settings and Template
  • RAID
  • Server Name
  • IP Address
Hypervisor Templates for ESX and ESXi 4.1 and later release
Alert Control Level
  • Set Manual Approval Requirement
  • Allow the Tool to Automatically Remediate
Online Warranty Info Server Warranty Info via VMware vCenter
  • Service Provider
  • Warranty Type
  • Service Dates on Server or Cluster Level
Cluster Level Overview of Dell Servers
  • High Level Summary
  • Expanded View
  • Firmware
  • Warranty
  • Power
  • Reports
    • Sortable
    • Filterable
    • Exportable to CSV format

Technical Whitepapers

OMIVV Tech Manuals
 Technical Overview: OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter
OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter: Discovery of Dell Bare-Metal Servers
Firmware updates for Clusters using the OpenManage Integration
 OpenManage Integration 1.6 / 1.7 to 2.0 migration
OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter: Generating Reports
Using the OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter with Dell Repository Manager
Streamlining IT Operations with Automated System Management Tool (IDC)
OpenManage Integration for Vmware vCenter  Installation and Licensing
OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter : Enabling a Dell Server for Management in a vCenter
OpenManage Integration - Supporting VMware's vCenter linked mode
Hypervisor Deployment using the OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

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


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