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Nov
17
accepted Dell OpenManage iDrac
Nov
14
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Sep
8
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Sep
8
comment How is the computer chassis type assigned
@mathias i can certainly do that for now, querying SCCM can return any values i want to check. I would be more concerned about future devices, the waters are very muddy when looking at things like convertible tablets and devices like the surface. As we trim down the models we are supporting it would probably become easier to target groups via the model name then arbitrary chassis numbers.
Sep
8
answered Best practice for organisation wide user management
Sep
8
accepted How is the computer chassis type assigned
Sep
8
comment How is the computer chassis type assigned
I was afraid of that. Its not a big deal, dealing with enterprise hardware is usually pretty reliable. I might throw some other checks in to confirm specific hardware for different models.
Sep
8
asked How is the computer chassis type assigned
Aug
20
comment Why does ESX require so many restarts?
It was excessive in this instance as it required a) ESX upgrade b) ESX updates c) Dell updates (openmanage etc) obviously not all directly to ESXi. Spread that over 6 hosts and it added up to hours of just sitting around waiting. Like I said, it wasn't a big deal just curious as to why it was required, I was under the incorrect impression that it was a Linux kernel.
Aug
20
asked Apache mod_proxy
Aug
7
comment Why does ESX require so many restarts?
I stand corrected. I wasn't worried so much about downtime, it is in a cluster as you say. The hosts themselves take quite a while to restart, install ESXi 5.5, Restart, Stage updates, remediate, restart again.
Aug
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accepted Why does ESX require so many restarts?
Aug
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asked Why does ESX require so many restarts?
Jun
24
comment Dell OpenManage iDrac
After more playing around it seemed it was just an implementation problem on my part, OME was able to monitor through the iDrac
Jun
19
revised Dell OpenManage iDrac
Changed Server administrator to Essentials to better reflect the actual requirements
Jun
19
comment Dell OpenManage iDrac
I had installed OpenManage Essentials as part of the implementation but it looks like it still requires OMSA installed on each host, I simply can't get it to connect to the iDrac at all, though this may just be an implementation issue. I guess that's what I was trying to confirm, I'll update the question accordingly.
Jun
19
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Jun
19
comment Dell OpenManage iDrac
I am trying to manage a remote server with OpenManage, the question was regarding the required installation of OpenManage on the remote server or if OpenManage can utilise management functions remotely from the iDrac alone.
Jun
16
answered Dell OpenManage iDrac
Jun
13
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