Dell OpenManage | Windows Server & ESXi

I’ve been doing a lot of more work with Dell hardware and configuration of OpenManage. This ties in with my configuration of Dell OpenManage with VMWare ESXi 5.1 & 5.5 and SNMP monitors. See Vmware ESXi Host for info 

Here is some info on the installation:

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (Windows):

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator vSphere Installation Bundle for ESXi:

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Install Guide: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20402167.aspx

This offers a full guide on how to install OpenManage on ESXi. I’ve taken this process and tried to simplified it so a script does the work for you on.

Dell VMWare packages:

Installing Dell OpenManager Server Administrator via CLI (No Prompts):

  1. Download/Install: VMware vSphere CLI 5.1
  2. Download VIB file (links above)
  3. Upload VIB file into your VM datastore root (.zip format). Note filename for script
  4. Change varibles and run script below.
  5. Process should will notify of errors / completion, this usually takes a few minutes to complete.
@echo off
set hostname=UK-ESX01.domain.com
set dsname=UK-ESX01-DS
set password=Password123
set vibname=OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-7.2.0-6870.VIB-ESX51i.zip
set user=root
"C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin\esxcli.exe" --server %hostname% --username %user% --password %password% software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/%dsname%/%vibname%
echo Task Run | Please see Status above.
pause

This script will output results similar to this…

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Note: The VIB filename must match the name in the datastore.

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