Tuesday, July 09, 2013

DELL Open Manage Essentials 1.2 has been released

Dell OpenManage Essentials is a 'one to many' console used to monitor Dell Enterprise hardware. It can discover, inventory, and monitor the health of Dell Servers, Storage, and network devices. Essentials can also update the drivers and BIOS of your Dell PowerEdge Servers and allow you to run remote tasks. OME can increase system uptime, automate repetitive tasks, and prevent interruption in critical business operations.

It can be downloaded here.

Fixes & Enhancements
  1. Multiple defect fixes and performance improvements
  1. Support for Discovery, Inventory and Map View for Dell PowerEdge VRTX devices. 
  2. Addition of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 as a supported operating system for the management station.
  3. Context sensitive Search functionality. 
  4. Ability to configure OpenManage Essentials to send the warranty status of your devices through email at periodic intervals. 
  5. Ability to configure OpenManage Essentials to generate a warranty scoreboard based on your preference and display a notification icon in the heading banner when the warranty scoreboard is available.
  6. Enhanced support for Dell Compellent, Dell Force10 E-Series and C-Series, Dell PowerConnect 8100 series, Dell PowerVault FS7500, and PowerVault NX3500 devices. 
  7. Support for installing OpenManage Essentials on the domain controller.
  8. Device Group Permissions portal. 
  9. Additional reports: Asset Acquisition Information, Asset Maintenance Information, Asset Support Information, and Licensing Information. 
  10. Addition of a device group for Citrix XenServers and Dell PowerEdge C servers in the device tree. 
  11. Availability of storage and controller information in the device inventory for the following client systems: Dell OptiPlex, Dell Latitude, and Dell Precision.
  12. CLI support for discovery, inventory, status polling, and removal of devices from the device tree. 
  13. Availability of sample command line remote tasks for uninstalling OpenManage Server Administrator and applying a server configuration on multiple managed nodes. 
  14. Support for SUDO users in Linux for system updates and OMSA deploy tasks. 
  15. Display of a notification icon in the heading banner to indicate the availability of a newer version of OpenManage Essentials. 
  16. Support for enabling or disabling rebooting after system update for out-of band (iDRAC) system updates.
  17. Support for re-running system update and OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) deployment tasks.
  18. Support for Single Sign-On (SSO) for iDRAC and CMC devices. 
  19. Ability to log on as a different user.

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