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Installing Dell OpenManage Essentials

This technical white paper describes how to install OpenManage

Essentials.

Pavan Kumar

Manoj Poonia

Jayachandran Thalakkal Kunhani

Enterprise Product Group

Installing Dell OpenManage Essentials

This document is for informational purposes only and may contain typographical errors and technical inaccuracies. The content is provided as is, without express or implied warranties of any kind.

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Contents

Executive summary ................................................................................................... 5

What is OpenManage Essentials? .................................................................................... 5

Minimum installation requirements ................................................................................ 5

Installation procedures .............................................................................................. 7

Installation flowchart ............................................................................................... 7

Installing Dell OpenManage Essentials ............................................................................ 8

Critical prerequisites ............................................................................................. 10

Automatically installing all critical prerequisites ........................................................... 11

Typical installation ................................................................................................. 11

Custom installation ................................................................................................. 12

Remote database installation ..................................................................................... 13

OpenManage Essentials supporting utilities ..................................................................... 15

Troubleshooting Tool .............................................................................................. 15

Dell OpenManage Essentials MIBI................................................................................. 15

Upgrade workflow flowchart ....................................................................................... 16

Uninstalling ........................................................................................................... 18

Repair (program maintenance) .................................................................................... 19

Learn more ........................................................................................................... 19

Conclusion ............................................................................................................ 19

Tables

Table 1.

Minimum recommended hardware .................................................................... 5

Table 2.

Minimum software and network requirements ...................................................... 6

Table 3.

Minimum login roles for Microsoft SQL Server ....................................................... 6

Table 4.

Login roles ................................................................................................. 7

Figures

Figure 1.

Fresh installation ......................................................................................... 8

Figure 2.

Dell OpenManage Install Available options dialog box. ............................................ 9

Figure 3.

Dell OpenManage Essentials prerequisites. ......................................................... 10

Figure 4.

Setup type ................................................................................................ 12

Figure 5.

Port settings ............................................................................................. 12

Figure 6. Database server window from the InstallShield Wizard .......................................... 13

Figure 7.

Browsing a remote database. ......................................................................... 14

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Figure 8.

Upgrade workflow. ...................................................................................... 16

Figure 9.

Ready to Install the Program screen. ................................................................ 17

Figure 10.

Custom settings (only displayed during the upgrade process). .................................. 18

Figure 11. Uninstalling OpenManage Essentials ................................................................. 18

Figure 12.

Program maintenance. ................................................................................. 19

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Executive summary

This document describes the Dell OpenManage Essentials (OME) installation prerequisites, installation flow and steps, and information you can make use of during the OME installation or upgrade from previous versions.

This document includes the following information:

 Minimum hardware and software requirements

 Single-click prerequisites installation

 Remote database installation

 Program maintenance

What is OpenManage Essentials?

Dell OpenManage Essentials is a lightweight, Web-based, one-to many systems management solution that provides a comprehensive view of Dell systems, devices, and components in an enterprise network. To know more refer: www.delltechcenter.com/ome

Minimum installation requirements

Installing OpenManage Essentials requires the minimum software, network, and system requirements detailed in the tables below. You must have system administrator privileges to perform the installation.

Table 1.

Minimum recommended hardware

Large deployments Medium deployments Small deployments Minimum recommended hardware

Number of devices

Type of system

RAM

Processors

Database

Database location

Hard drive

Up to 2000

Physical machines / virtual

Machines

8 GB

8 cores total

SQL standard

Remote

10 GB

Up to 500

Physical machines / virtual

Machines

6 GB

4 cores total

SQL Express

Local

6 GB

Up to 100

Physical machines / virtual

Machines

4 GB

2 cores total

SQL Express

Local

6 GB

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Table 2.

Minimum software and network requirements

Particulars

Operating systems

Minimum requirements

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (x86 and x64)

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (x86 and x64)

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition

Network

Web browser

Database

User interface

100 Mbps or higher

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

Mozilla Firefox 11 and 12

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3 and above

Microsoft Silverlight version 5.0

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Runtime 2008 - v9.0.30729.17

Use cases

Table 3.

Minimum login roles for Microsoft SQL Server

Fresh OME installation: select the Typical installation option.

Minimum login roles for SQL

Server

sysadmin access on the installed instance

db_owner access on the

OpenManage Essentials database.

Fresh OME installation: select the Custom installation option.

An empty OpenManage Essentials database is already present

(locally or remotely) on the mentioned database server.

Fresh OME installation: select the Custom installation option, and no OME database found.

Upgrading OME from v1.0.1 to v1.1 and an OpenManage Essentials database is present (locally or remotely).

Upgrading from IT Assistant 8.x to OpenManage

Essentials.

dbcreator access on the server.

db_owner access on the

OpenManage Essentials database.

sysAdmin access on the IT Assistant database and dbcreator access on the server.

Note: If you select the Custom install option and do not enter any credentials (irrespective if the Windows or SQL Authentication methods selected), then the installation is considered as a Typical installation and

sysadmin rights will be checked for the mentioned database server and database instance.

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Role sysadmin dbcreator db_owner

Table 4.

Login roles

Why does OME require this role during installation?

During a Typical install, OME requires this role to create a new SQL Server Login

OMEService. This login is granted with dbcreator permission.

During a Custom install, OME requires this role to create the OMEssentials database on the mentioned database server.

OME requires this role when it detects an existing OMEssentials database as present on the system. This role helps OME to create/update the OME database objects on this existing database.

Installation procedures

Use the following install procedures for installing OpenManage Essentials.

Installation flowchart

The Figure 1 shows the brief OME installation steps with respect to fresh installation.

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Figure 1.

Fresh installation

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1. Download the OpenManage Essentials package from https://delltechcenter.com/ome, and extract the files to a local drive.

2. The self-extracting zip automatically launches the Autorun.exe window or you can manually launch the Autorun.exe.

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Figure 2.

Dell OpenManage Install Available options dialog box.

3. Select Dell OpenManage Essentials, and then click Install. This launches the Dell OpenManage

Essentials Prerequisites screen.

Note:

 When you select OME, the Dell Troubleshooting Tool and the Dell OME MIBImport Utility are installed along with it.

 If you directly launch the Setup.exe in the \windows\ManagementStation\ folder, then the

Dell Troubleshooting Tool and the Dell OME MIBImport Utility are not installed along with

OME.

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Figure 3.

Dell OpenManage Essentials prerequisites.

Critical prerequisites

If a component that is required for OpenManage Essentials installation is missing or if the version is outdated, it displays as a critical prerequisite on the Dell OpenManage Essentials Prerequisites screen

(Figure 3). It means you cannot install OME unless all these requirements are met on the system.

Critical prerequisites are:

 SNMP Service

 IIS 7

 Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1

 ASP.NET 4

 Microsoft Silverlight 4.0

 Microsoft Visual Studio® Runtime 9.0

 IPMI Utility (BMU Tools)

 DRAC Tools

 PowerShell

Note: If the SQL server is not present on the system where OME is being installed a warning message is displayed, with a link to install SQLEXPRESS locally. You can ignore this message if you are planning to do a remote database installation.

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Automatically installing all critical prerequisites

To automatically install all critical prerequisites, click Install All Critical Prerequisites button on the Dell

OpenManage Essentials Prerequisites screen. Depending on the system configuration, a reboot may be required; however, the prerequisites installation resumes automatically after the system restarts. To avoid issues with automatically resuming installation, make sure User Access control is turned off.

Note: Installation may take up to 35 minutes to complete.

SQL Server requirements include:

Local Database

To set up OpenManage Essentials on a local database, SQL Server 2008 must be installed,

(even though it displays only as a warning (rather than critical) prerequisite).

Remote Server

If you have a database located on a remote server, SQL Server is not required on the local system.

Version

If the local system has SQL Server 2005 installed, Dell recommends upgrading to the latest service pack or to install SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2012.

Note: SQL Server 2012 RC/evaluation versions are not supported.

Typical installation

A Typical installation installs OME with the default settings. Select Typical on the Setup Type screen, and then click Install on the Ready to Install the Program screen.

In a Typical installation:

 SQL Server Authentication is selected as the default authentication method.

 The default SQL instance is selected as the database server.

 If there is no default SQL instance and multiple named instances of SQL exist, the firstinstalled named instance will be selected as the database server.

Because the SQL prerequisite shows up as a warning, you could miss installing it and still reach the Setup

Type screen. The OpenManage Essentials installer handles this by displaying a dialog that asks you to install SQL (see Figure 4).

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Figure 4.

Setup type

Custom installation

The Custom installation is recommended for remote database installation, or if you want to install with Windows Authentication, or if you want to use a non-default location and port settings.

Figure 5.

Port settings

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Table 1: Default port settings

Port number

1278

1279

2606

Protocol Port type Maximum encryption level

HTTP TCP None

Proprietary TCP

Proprietary TCP

None

None

Direction Usage

In/Out

In/Out

In/Out

Web GUI

Scheduling tasks

Network monitoring

2607 HTTPS TCP 128-bit SSL In/Out Web GUI

To set up OpenManage Essentials on a local database with multiple SQL Server instances, select the server from the Database Server list (Figure 6).

Figure 6.

Database server window from the InstallShield Wizard.

Remote database installation

Configure OpenManage Essentials to use a SQL server instance on a remote system. Before setting up the OpenManage Essentials database on the remote system, make sure the following prerequisites are met:

 The network communication between the OpenManage Essentials system and the remote database system is functioning.

 The SQL Server user has permission to backup, create, and configure databases.

 The SQL Server authentication mode is enabled on the system for remote database installation with a SQL Server Authentication method.

 That TCP/IP is enabled on the remote system to avoid database connection issues.

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To set up the OME database on the remote system, click Browse on the Database Server screen and select the remote system, or enter the hostname and database instance in the Database Server field

(see Figure 6).

Perform the installation with one of the following authentication methods:

Windows Authentication

Windows login credentials are used to connect to the remote SQL Server. Use this authentication method if the remote system and installation system Windows login credentials are identical.

SQL Server Authentication

Use this authentication method if the installation system and the remote database system have different Windows login credentials.

Note: After the OpenManage Essentials database is set up on the remote system, do not move the database, or OpenManage Essentials stops working.

Figure 7.

Browsing a remote database.

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OpenManage Essentials supporting utilities

This section discusses OpenManage Essentials supporting utility tools.

Troubleshooting Tool

A troubleshooting tool is automatically installed with OpenManage Essentials. This tool is useful for troubleshooting errors pertaining to supported device discovery and device connections.

If an older version of the Troubleshooting Tool exists on the system its gets upgraded as part of the

OME installation. For more information, refer: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systemsmanagement/w/wiki/4172.dell-troubleshooting-tool.aspx

Dell OpenManage Essentials MIBI

A MIB import utility is automatically installed with OpenManage Essentials. If you have non-Dell hardware, use this tool to define new alerts to OME. This lets you monitor a wider range of hardware and setup email and forwarding rules for these devices.

If an older version of MIBImport Utility exists on the system its gets upgraded as part of OME installation. For more information, go to: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/3570.openmanageessentials-mib-import-utility.aspx

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Upgrade workflow flowchart

The following figure displays the upgrade workflow.

Figure 8.

Upgrade workflow.

START

Launch OME Installer

Prerequisites Installation

NO

All Prerequisites

Successfully Installed ?

YES

Install Essentials

EULA

NO

Is EULA Accepted ?

YES

Is Package Server Port

Or Task Manager Port

In use ?

NO

INSTALL

FINISH

YES CHANGE Port

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The OME upgrade retains the previous version data during upgrade process.

Note:

 You cannot upgrade directly from OME v1.0 (Beta Program) to OME v1.1. You must first upgrade to v1.0.1 and then to v1.1.

 OME 1.1 uses the new task manager port (Port: 3668) which is different from OME 1.0.1

(Port: 1279). The upgrade process handles this new port and there are no additional steps required.

During the upgrade, OME v1.1 uses the previously installed OME settings. These options (Custom Path,

Ports, database server settings, and so on) are not displayed during an upgrade. The installation settings and configuration for v1.1 are visible in the Ready to install the Program screen.

Figure 9.

Ready to Install the Program screen.

You are prompted to change the ports (Figure 9) only if:

 The default Package Server Port 1278 is already in use/blocked.

 The default Task Manager Port 1279 is already in use/blocked.

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Figure 10.

Custom settings (only displayed during the upgrade process).

Uninstalling

Use this procedure to uninstall OpenManage Essentials:

1. Navigate to Control Panel Programs Programs and Features and select Dell

OpenManage Essentials.

2. Click Uninstall.

Figure 11.

Uninstalling OpenManage Essentials.

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Note: As Dell SupportAssist functionality is dependent upon OME, uninstallation of OME checks its presence and block. You must first uninstall Dell SupportAssist to uninstall OME.

Note: Uninstalling OpenMange Essentials does not remove the Troubleshooting Tool and the MIBImport

Utility. These tools need to be uninstalled separately.

Note: OME uninstallation lets you retain the database. You can use the database again with the same version or after upgrading to a future version of OpenManage Essential.

Repair (program maintenance)

You can repair OpenManage Essentials by going to the Program maintenance window. Do this if the installation drive or folder is corrupted or if you have accidentally deleted the OME installed files. This lets you recreate the database (fresh database) or use an existing one (if you already have the database files).

Note: If the OME database is corrupted, Dell recommends that you recreate the database during repair or install a completely new OpenManage Essentials instance.

Figure 12.

Program maintenance.

Learn more

To know about OpenManage Essentials, refer www.delltechcenter.com/ome

Conclusion

OpenManage Essentials is an easy-to-install, one-to-many console that simplifies systems management with features like single-click prerequisites installation. Additionally, it allows Remote Database installation.

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