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Overview

Dell EMC OpenManage™ Plug-in for Nagios XI provides capabilities for monitoring 12th and later generations of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers through an Agent-Free method using Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller (LC), Modular Infrastructure, Storage and Networking devices directly from within the Nagios XI console. With this plug-in, customers have comprehensive hardware-level visibility of Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers, Modular Infrastructures, Storage and Networking devices including overall and component-level health monitoring for quicker fault detection and resolution.

What is new in Version 3.0?

  • Agent-free monitoring support for new 14G Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers platforms – R640, R740, R740xd, R940, C6420, R440, R540, T440, T640, M640, FC640, C4140, and AMD EPYC™ Platforms (R6415, R7415, R7425)
  • iDRAC Redfish REST API support for discovery, inventory and monitoring of PowerEdge Server platforms
  • Agent-free discovery, inventory and monitoring of Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure platforms - VxRail™ and Nutanix XC-Series
  • Support for discovery, inventory and monitoring of Dell EMC Networking switches - C-Series, S-Series, N-Series, Z-Series, and Blade IO (MIOA/MXL for M1000e, FN-IOM/FN-IOA for FX2/FX2s)
  • Simplified Plug-in installation and deployment by removing multiple dependencies on open source components and Perl modules
  • Improved and faster discovery, inventory and service checks with the new Plug-In architecture completely re-written in Python
  • Enhanced Host and Service checks
  • Enhanced H/W warranty monitoring for all supported devices

Existing Key Features in OpenManage Plug-In for Nagios XI

  • An automated and guided Dell EMC Configuration Wizard for discovery and monitoring configuration for following Dell devices:

    • Dell EMC PowerEdge 12th and later generation of servers

    • Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e, VRTX, and FX2/FX2s modular infrastructure

    • EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays

    • Compellent SC-Series Storage Arrays

    • PowerVault MD 34/38 Series Storage Arrays

  • Provide basic System information including Component-level details of the following Dell devices:

    • Dell EMC PowerEdge 12th and later generation of servers

    • Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e, VRTX, and FX2/FX2s modular infrastructure

    • EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays

    • Compellent SC-Series Storage Arrays

    • PowerVault MD 34/38 Storage Arrays

  • Monitor Overall Health including health of the following components of the supported Dell devices:

    • CPU, Memory, Physical Disk, Virtual Disk, Controller, Fan, Power Supply, Battery, Temperature Probe, Voltage Probe, Network Device, SD Card, Amperage Probe, Intrusion and FC NIC of the Dell PowerEdge Servers

    • Power Supply, Fan, I/O, Slot, and KVM of the supported Dell chassis

    • Enclosure, Controller, Physical Disk, and Virtual Disk of Dell PowerEdge VRTX Chassis

    • PCIe of Dell PowerEdge VRTX and PowerEdge FX2/FX2s chassis

    • Member Physical Disk, Storage Pool, and Group Volume of Dell EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays

    • Physical Disk and Volume of Dell Compellent Storage Arrays

  • Provide Warranty information of the supported Dell devices and alert based on days remaining for warranty expiration

  • SNMP alerts monitoring from all the supported Dell devices

  • View Alert Knowledge Base (KB) information of the following Dell devices corresponding to a SNMP alert for faster troubleshooting:

    • 12th and later generations of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers

    • Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e, VRTX, and FX2/FX2s modular inrastructure

    • EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays

  • Launch the following 1:1 and 1:Many web consoles from Nagios XI to perform further troubleshooting, configuration, or management activities:

    • iDRAC web console for PowerEdge Servers and HCI (VxRail, XC-Series) compute nodes

    • Chassis Management Controller (CMC) Console for M1000e, VRTX and FX2/FX2s

    • EqualLogic Group Manager Console for PS-Series Storage Arrays

    • Compellent Enterprise Manager Console for SC-Series Storage Arrays

Business Benefits

  • Protect existing investment in Nagios XI product to easily integrate and monitor Dell servers, chassis and storages within customer’s infrastructure

  • This eases the administrator’s burden by having a single pane of glass to monitor the heterogeneous hardware platforms, which eventually improve the operational efficiency and flexibility in data center management

  • Increase productivity by reducing time to maintain, monitor and troubleshoot any issue in server infrastructure

  • Make informed and rapid decisions impacting the availability of data center resources

Licensing Details

Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI is available as a software download offered at no charge to customers.

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Documentation

v3.0 v1.0
Installation Guide Installation Guide
User's Guide User's Guide
Release Notes Release Notes

Technical Article & Wikis

 

Videos

  • Overview of Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI