The Dell OpenManage Management Station SoftwareInstallation Guide provides an overview of the Dell™ OpenManage™ management station software
and installation instructions for the
same. For information on installing Dell OpenManage Server Administrator, see
the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Installation Guide on the Dell Support website at
Dell systems management software comprises 3 DVDs:
For information about various Dell systems that support systems management software, the operating systems supported by these systems, and Dell OpenManage components that can be installed on these systems, see the latest Dell Systems Software Support Matrix on the Dell Support website at
Depending on the way in which you use the Dell systems management tools, a system can be classified into:
A managed system is any system that is monitored and managed using Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (one of the systems management tools on the
Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD) or Dell Management
Console. You can manage systems running Server Administrator locally or remotely
through a supported Web browser. For more information on Server Administrator,
see the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Installation Guide on the
Dell Support website at
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/omswrels/index.htmor on the Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD.
A management station can be any computer (laptop, desktop, or
server) that you can use to remotely manage one or more managed systems from a
Dell Systems Management Tools and
The Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD contains
the Dell OpenManage systems management software. This software is a suite of
applications for your Dell systems
that enables you to manage your
systems through monitoring systems components, diagnosing issues, notifying you
through alerts, and remotely accessing your systems for troubleshooting
Dell OpenManage systems management software can be classified into managed
system software and management station software.
Managed System Software
The following applications comprise the Dell OpenManage managed system
The following applications comprise the Dell management station software that
you can install using the Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD:
Active Directory® Snap-In
The Active Directory Snap-in Utility provides an extension snap-in to the
Microsoft® Active Directory to manage
Dell-specific Active Directory objects. The Dell-specific schema class
definitions and the installation packages for these definitions are also
included on the DVD. You can install the Active Directory Snap-in Utility
after adding the Dell-specific schema classes to the Active
BMC Management Utility (BMU) is a utility that provides remote management
and configuration of systems equipped with a baseboard management controller
(BMC) or iDRAC using the IPMI protocol. For more information on BMU, see the
Dell OpenManage Baseboard Management Controller Utilities User's Guide
on the Dell Support website at
The Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) console is a management station
software designed to provide remote management capabilities for your
Dell systems. You can remotely connect to the RAC hardware and access the
RAC features either by using a Web browser or the RACADM Command Line
Interface (CLI). RACADM
CLI is the command line user interface to the Remote Access
install Dell Remote Access Controller either on the managed system or on the
For information on installing Dell Remote Access Controller on the
managed system, see the Dell
OpenManage Server Administrator Installation Guide. For information on
installing the Remote Access Controller on the management station, see
Installing Management Station Software on Windows.
Dell OpenManage IT Assistant provides a central point of access to monitor
and manage systems on a network. By allowing an administrator a
comprehensive view across the enterprise, IT Assistant can increase system
uptime, automate repetitive tasks, and prevent interruption in critical
The Dell OpenManage subscription service kit is a collection of two DVDs:
Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD
Dell Server Updates DVD
The Dell Server Updates DVD is available only to those customers who have subscribed to the subscription service.
The Dell Server Updates DVD contains Dell Update Packages (DUPs) and Dell OpenManage Server Update Utility (SUU). DUPs allow administrators to update a wide range of system components simultaneously and apply scripts to similar sets of Dell systems to bring system software components to the same version levels.
SUU is an application that identifies and applies updates to your system. You can use SUU to update your Dell system or to view the updates available for any system supported by SUU.
In addition to helping you install, configure, and update programs and operating systems, the Dell Server Updates DVD also provides newer versions of
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator for your system.
The Dell Management Console is a Web-based systems management software that enables you to discover and inventory devices on your network. It also provides advanced functions, such as health and performance monitoring of networked devices and patch management capabilities for Dell systems.
The Dell Management Console DVD is available with all Dell xx0x and later systems. You can also download the Dell Management Console from www.dell.com/openmanage.
Log on with administrator privileges to the system on which you want to
install the management station applications.
Insert the Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD
into the DVD drive.
Or Download the Web installer from the Dell Support website at
If you are using the DVD to install, select the management station
application that you want to install from the Tools section, and
Follow the instructions in the InstallShield Wizard.
NOTE: You cannot
install remote RAC (RAC installed on the management station) and local RAC (RAC
installed on the managed system) on the same system.
NOTE: The Dell
OpenManage IT Assistant option is only displayed if you have an earlier
version of IT Assistant already installed. In this case, selecting the Dell
OpenManage IT Assistant option upgrades IT Assistant to version 8.6. For
more information on upgrading IT Assistant, see the Dell OpenManage IT
Assistant User's Guide at
Installing Management Station
Software on Windows Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Core and Microsoft Hyper-V
The Server Core installation option of the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008
and Hyper-V™ Server operating system provides a minimal environment for running
specific server roles that reduces the maintenance and management requirements
and the attack surface for those server roles. A Windows Server 2008 Core or
Hyper-V Server installation installs only a subset of the binaries that are
required by the supported server roles. For example, the Explorer shell is not
installed as part of a Windows Server 2008 Core or Hyper-V Server installation.
Instead, the default user interface for a Windows Server 2008 Core or Hyper-V
Server installation is the command prompt.
Windows Server 2008 Core or Hyper-V Server operating system does not support
a graphical user interface (GUI) based installation of Dell OpenManage software
components. You need to install Dell OpenManage software in the CLI mode on Server Core. For more information on Server Core,
see the Microsoft website.
NOTE: You have to be
logged in as a built-in Administrator to install systems management software on
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista®. See the Windows Server 2008 Help for
information about the built-in Administrator account.
NOTE: IT Assistant is
not supported on Windows Server 2008 Core and Hyper-V Server operating systems.
Installing Management Station Software in CLI Mode
To install the DRAC Tools, launch the MSI file from the command prompt using
the following command:
msiexec /i DRAC.msi
DRAC.msi MSI file is located at SYSMGMT\ManagementStation\windows\DRAC
on the Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD.
To install BMU, launch the MSI file from the command prompt using the
msiexec /i BMC.msi
MSI file is located at SYSMGMT\ManagementStation\windows\BMC on the
Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD.
To install Active Directory Snap-In, launch the MSI file from the command
prompt using the following
msiexec /i ADSnapIn.msi
The ADSnapIn.msi MSI file is located at SYSMGMT\ManagementStation\windows\ADSnapIn
on the Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD.
To install the localized version of the management station software, type the
following command in the command prompt:
Installing Management Station
Software on Supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server,
and VMware ESX Server
Only DRAC Tools and BMU are supported on the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, SUSE®
Linux Enterprise Server, and VMware® ESX™ Server operating systems.
NOTE: On Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 operating system, DVDs are auto-mounted with the -noexec
mount option. This option does not allow you to run any executable from the DVD.
You must mount the DVD-ROM manually and then run the executables.
To install BMU, navigate to the SYSMGMT/ManagementStation/linux/bmc
directory and install the BMU RPM specific to the operating system with the
For systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, use
rpm -ivh osabmcutil*-RHEL-*.rpm
For systems running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, use
rpm -ivh osabmcutil*-SUSE-*.rpm
To install DRAC Tools, navigate to the SYSMGMT/ManagementStation/linux/rac
directory and execute the following command:
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