Download the installer OpenManage Essentials installer package from http://marketing.dell.com/ome-software. When you run the executable it’ll extract the installation files and start the installer.

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Check what you’d like to have installed. Dell OpenManage Essentials is checked by default.

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You’ll need to meet the prerequisites in order to complete the installation.

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To install of the software required, simply click on the hyperlink. You’ll need to install the following:

SNMP service

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Configure server with the IIS 7.0 Role

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.NET Framework 3.5 SP1

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.NET Framework 4

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Microsoft Silverlight

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Visual Studio runtime

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IPMI Utility

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DRAC Tools

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Microsoft SQL Express 2008 R2 SP1

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EMC(R) Navisphere(R) CLI application (NaviCLI)

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Once all of the prerequisites have been met, install OME by clicking on the Install Essentials button.

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Once installation has been completed successfully you’ll be prompted to start the application. It’ll take you to the web interface on the server you installed it on – http://server:2607/Web/Default.aspx.

If you opted to install Dell SupportAssist at the initial setup menu, you’ll need to install and configure it and complete the registration.

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Dell SupportAssist web interface can be reached at http://server:2607/DIS.

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Back on the OME web page, we need to complete the initial setup: specify subnets and discovery schedule as well as SNMP settings.

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