Tuesday, 24 January 2012

OpenManage Support for VMware ESXi 5.0

This page outlines OPENMANAGE SUPPORT FOR VMWARE ESXi 5.0 / vSphere v5.0

(Updated 12/12/2011)
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator agent officially supports vSphere v5.0 / ESXi 5 as of December 2011, starting with OMSA 6.5 A02.
Dell uses VMware's VIB mechanism to load the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) monitoring agent into ESXi. To complete the install, you will need to download the OpenManage 6.5 A02 OMSA vCenter Install Bundle (VIB). 
For instructions on how to install OpenManage Server Administrator 6.5 A02 on VMware ESXi, refer to theOpenManage 6.5 Server Administrator A02 ESXi 5.0 Tech Sheet.
For full documentation and support information about OpenManage and ESXi 5, visit the OpenManage 6.5 Server Administrator A02 Documentation page.

Monitoring Consoles
The OpenManage Essentials console allows you to monitor your ESXi5.0 systems in a one to many fashion. For more information about OME, visit www.delltechcenter.com/OME.
If you are interested in using the VMware vSphere console for managing your physical and virtual servers, consult the Dell TechCenter page outlining the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter.

Legacy Info:
Prior to December 2011, OMSA 6.5 A01 only partially supported ESX5i with caveats. Historical information is avalable in this document that outlined limited Dell OpenManage 6.5 A01 support of ESXi 5 . The content is provided “as is” and without express or implied warranties of any kind.

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