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Managing plugins

Use the Application Settings > Console and Plugins screen to manage one or more OpenManage Enterprise plugins.

By default, no plugins are installed on a fresh appliance. Installing a plugin both installs and enables the plugin.

● A - The banner displays the number of plugins currently available for installation or update. Click on View now to open the

Console and Plugins screen.

● B - The software status button displays a red dot when a plugin is not installed, and the plugin catalog contains a compatible install version or the plugin is installed, and the plugin catalog contains a compatible upgrade version.

NOTE: Clicking this icon opens a dialog box.

● C - The software status dialog is displayed, listing all installed and update-able plugins. Click View/Install or View

Available Plugins to open the Console and Plugins screen and update the plugin.

Click Update Settings to:

● Check for software version updates Automatically or Manually .

● Update the software version from Dell.com, as described in

Online update

.

● Update the software version from a network share, as described in

Offline update

.

Topics:

Install plugins

Disable plugins

Uninstall plugins

Enable plugins

Update plugins

Install plugins

Enhance the functionality of OpenManage Enterprise by installing OpenManage Enterprise plugins.

Prerequisites

● The OpenManage Enterprise Advanced or Advanced+ license is required for some of theOpenManage Enterprise plugins features to be fully functional. For more in-depth information about OpenManage Enterprise plugins, refer the respective documentation on the Dell Support site.

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● To install OpenManage Enterprise plugins from Dell.com, ensure that the OpenManage Enterprise appliance can access downloads.dell.com.

● To install OpenManage Enterprise plugins from a local network share, you must manually download the package to your network share and update the location on the Update Settings screen of OpenManage Enterprise. For more information about configuring your Update Settings

, see Define offline update settings

and Define online update settings

.

About this task

NOTE: Installing OpenManage Enterprise plugins on OpenManage Enterprise restarts the appliance services.

Steps

1. In OpenManage Enterprise, click Application Settings > Console and plugins .

The Console and Plugins screen is displayed.

2. In the Plugins section, click Install for the plugin you want to install.

The Install and update multiple plugins wizard is displayed.

3. From the Plugins available for install list, select the plugin(s) that you want to install, and then click Next .

4. View the progress of the plugin you selected to install under the Download section, and then click Next on completion.

NOTE: The download will continue if you leave the wizard.

5. A consent form is displayed under Review license agreement section to inform you about the End User License

Agreement and any other license agreements required for the installation of the plugin. Click Accept and then click Next to continue.

NOTE: All agreements must be read and accepted before continuing.

The details of the number of users logged in to OpenManage Enterprise, tasks in progress, and schedule jobs are displayed in the Review and confirm Backup section.

6. To confirm the installation, select I agree that I have captured a backup of the OpenManage Enterprise appliance prior to performing a plugin action option, and then click Finish .

The status of installation operation is displayed. After the successful installation of the plugin, the status that appears on the top of the plugin section changes from Available or Downloaded to Installed .

Results

The specified plugins are installed in OpenManage Enterprise.

Disable plugins

Disables the functionality of OpenManage Enterprise plugins.

About this task

NOTE: Disabling OpenManage Enterprise plugins restarts the appliance services.

Steps

1. Click Application Settings > Console and Plugins .

The Console and Plugins tab is displayed.

2. In the Plugins section, click Disable for the plugins you want to disable.

The Disable multiple plugins wizard is displayed.

3. Select the plugins you want to disable from the Select plugins section, and click Next .

The details of the number of users logged into OpenManage Enterprise, tasks in progress, and schedule jobs are displayed in the Confirmation dialog box.

4. To confirm, select the I agree that I have captured a backup of the OpenManage Enterprise appliance prior to performing a plugin action.

option, and then click Finish .

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Results

After disabling OpenManage Enterprise plugins, all plugin screens and information is hidden in OpenManage Enterprise, and plugin groups with disabled plugins are hidden from all group actions but they remain members of features if previously added

(firmware and configuration baselines, alert actions, etc.).

NOTE:

If a group is modified while a plugin is disabled, hidden groups are removed as members of the feature. To retain these memberships please enable the plugin before editing group actions for various features.

Uninstall plugins

Uninstalls OpenManage Enterprise plugins, and deletes any collected data.

Steps

1. In OpenManage Enterprise, click Application Settings > Console and Plugins .

The Console and Plugins tab is displayed.

2. In the Plugins section, click Uninstall for the plugin you want to uninstall.

The Uninstall multiple plugins wizard is displayed.

3. Select the plugin(s), you want to uninstall from the Select Plugin section and then click Next .

The details of the number of users logged in to OpenManage Enterprise, tasks in progress, and schedule jobs are displayed in the Confirm Backup section.

4. To confirm the uninstall, select the I agree that I have captured a backup of the OpenManage Enterprise appliance prior to performing a plugin action option, and click Finish .

Results

The specified plugins are uninstalled, and the data collected by OpenManage Enterprise plugins is deleted.

Enable plugins

OpenManage Enterprise plugins screens are displayed and their functionality is enabled in OpenManage Enterprise.

About this task

NOTE: Enabling OpenManage Enterprise plugins restarts the appliance services.

Steps

1. Click Application Settings > Console and Plugins .

The Console and Plugins tab is displayed.

2. In the Plugins section, click Enable for one or more plugins.

The Enable multiple plugins wizard is displayed.

3. Select the plugins that you want to enable from the Select Plugin section, and click Next .

The details of the number of users logged in to OpenManage Enterprise, tasks in progress, and schedule jobs are displayed in the Confirm Backup section.

4. To confirm, select the I agree that I have captured a backup of the OpenManage Enterprise appliance prior to performing a plugin action.

option, and then click Finish .

Results

The specified OpenManage Enterprise plugin screens are displayed and their functionality is enabled in OpenManage Enterprise.

Update plugins

Based on your Update Settings , the appliance checks for the availability of an update of the installed plugins. If a new version is available, a banner with the new upgrade version information is displayed. On the banner, the administrator can choose to

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dismiss the notification, be reminded later, or can click View Now to display details like the version and size of the available update on the OpenManage Enterprise Application Settings > Console and Plugins screen. The Plugin section of the

Console and Plugins screen displays all of the new features and enhancements of all available plugin updates.

Prerequisites

● Ensure that your Update Settings

are configured as described in Updating the console and plugins .

● Clear your browser's cache and cookies.

Steps

1. In the Plugin section, click Update Available for the plugins you want to update.

The Install and update multiple plugins wizard is displayed.

2. Select the plugins you want to update in the Select Plugin section and click Next .

Note the update progress in the Download section, and click Next on completion .

NOTE: The download will continue if you leave the wizard.

3. A consent form is displayed under Review license agreement section to inform you about the End User License

Agreement . Click Accept and then click Next to continue.

NOTE: All agreements must be read and accepted before continuing.

The details of the number of users logged in to OpenManage Enterprise, tasks in progress, and schedule jobs are displayed in the Review and confirm Backup action.

4. To confirm the upgrade, select I agree that I have captured a backup of the OpenManage Enterprise appliance prior to performing a plugin action option, and then click Finish .

Results

The new software version is displayed in the Plugin section of OpenManage Enterprise plugins.

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