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HOWTO: Configuring ESXi v5.x for use with Dell Open Manage Essentials (OME) v1.2

In order to ensure that the Dell R420 and R620 (and other) based VMware vSphere ESXi v5.x systems can be detected and managed via Dell OME, we need to perform some work to configure ESXi.  Thankfully, Dell has provided a tutorial, inside the application, to assist us.

1) Login to Dell OME and click TUTORIALS and select “Configuring ESXi v4.x and 5.0 for Discovery and Inventory”.


2) As you can see, it requests that we download and install the OMSA VIB.  We already do so as part of our Dell ESXi installation documentation:


3) The “Configuring of SNMP Traps” details are good and accurate:


However, I have previously done a HOWTO: (HOWTO: Use vSphere PowerCLI to control Get-EsxCLI for setting SNMP on ESXi v5.1U1 hosts.) which covers how to perform this procedure en-masse across an entire vCenter installation of hosts and standardize.  As the settings will merge and update, there is no harm running the script from that HOWTO repeatedly on all hosts.  Think of it as a GPO in this manner, used to confirm and apply uniform settings.

4) The Enable CIM OEM is not required as we utilize Dell sourced Customized ESXi ISO’s, and the option is enabled by default.

5) On the Discover the ESXi Server, ensure that the WS-MAN detection is chosen:


Utilizing the ESXi root user and password.

Once the above is completed on all hosts, they will be able to be scanned for in Dell OME with success.

Categories: Dell, ESXi, OME, SNMP, WS-MAN
  1. August 5, 2013 at 3:27 AM

    Marvelous, what a web site it is! This website provides useful information to us, keep it

  2. June 2, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    Rather than use the VIB, can’t we just manage a server via iDrac credentials?

    • June 5, 2016 at 11:16 PM

      Yes and no. If you manage via the iDRAC credentials, then you’re managing the iDRAC. The VIB allows you to manage ESXi itself. You’re going to potentially want to use these in different ways, and likely in combination.

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