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OpenManage Essentials (OME) is a systems management console that provides simple, basic Dell hardware management and is available as a free download.
The latest release is OME 2.0 and it launched on September 8, 2014. It brings a lot of great new features to the product.
OpenManage Essentials is an easy to install, intuitive and simple to use, systems management console solution optimized for monitoring and managing Dell enterprise and remote office/business office-class hardware. New features available with OpenManage Essentials v2.0 include 13th generation server support, enhancements in server discovery and agent-free update operations for legacy PowerEdge servers, and for 12G/13G servers, processes that enable automated bare-metal server and OS deployments and rapid detection of server configuration drift in production environments.
Key benefits of Dell OpenManage Essentials v2.0:
Key new features available with Dell OpenManage Essentials v2.0:
Existing OpenManage Essentials features also available now in OME v2.0:
Dell OpenManage Essentials Core Features:
Simple and effective
Basic Hardware Element Management
OpenManage Essentials is available as a free download from the Dell Support Site. The OME console's inventory function integrates with the Dell Repository Manager to automatically facilitate the creation of custom repositories of new updates for your systems.
If you are new to the product, Take the Quick Tour or watch the OME Overview Video below:
Whitepapers and Best Practices
Deployment and Managing Configurations with Dell OpenManage Essentials (NEW)
0:08 - Installing OpenManage Essentals 0:56 - Discovery and Inventory 2:03 - Monitoring Health of Devices 2:43 - Using the Home Portal5:58 - Deploying Updates7:03 - KACE Integration + MonitoringOpenManage
Archives / Historical downloads
I just purchased a Poweredge T710 expressly to run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and I was very pleased to see that OpenManage runs very nicely there! Thanks for the Ubuntu support! (I would have placed this on one of the Ubuntu/OM blogs, but no option to leave comments).
The links for the download (not using Download Manager) are still not working after a week.
Returns a file not found error.
Does this product even work? Sorry but based on my previous experience with Compaq Insight Manager, These Dell tools just are not cutting it. I am close to throwing it all out and doing all updates manually. I came to these forums looking for answers and I see problems problems problems. Please tell me is this really working for anyone? Does it really do anything? Or do most of you share my sentiments? Quite disappointing.
OME users, PLEASE READ.
We have a dedicated OME discussion forum. So please use this forum to post any questions or comments you may have regarding OME. Since we don't watch this particular space for comments, they may not get noticed immediately. If we see any posts in this space, we will move them to the forum to ensure they are seen by the OME team.
OME discussion forum:
I am trying to discover and inventory a Dell KVM 2161AD switch. It comes in as unknown. I have used the trouble shooting tool and it passes the SNMP test. How do I fix this to get it to inventory and appear in the KVM list of devices?
I would like to ask you if the DELL OME can report EOL of the servers like DELL PSM does. Is there any chance to add this "important" information when the server will be discovered?
Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Please note that, the OME server snmp trap listening port should be 162. We can see this from OME related deployment docs.
In the demonstration video "Enable SNMP on OpenManage Server Administrator for ESXi4", Peter used 161 as the destination port, but that is incorrect. The cmd line should be:
"vicfg-snmp.pl --server 10.94.168.232 --username root -t 10.94.173.72@162/public
I have two Dell PowerEdge 1950 III that have VMWare esxi installed on them. Is it still possible to use this to manage?
Since vCenter is effectively the vCenter appliance now (and Windows version suppot is being depreciated in the next version), shouldn't the move be made to support this via its own appliance or integrate into vCenter Web?