Dell and Microsoft Systems Management Solutions

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Microsoft®  System Center and DellTM  OpenManage Integration

Microsoft System Center Management Suite is a family of leading IT management solutions that helps IT departments proactively plan, deploy, manage, and optimize an IT environment. System Center solutions help IT staff automate operations, improve application delivery, and enhance service delivery.

To further extend holistic management, Microsoft and Dell have integrated Dell OpenManage hardware management functionality into System Center applications. After validating the performance of the implementation, Dell has awarded Microsoft's System Center management tools "OpenManage Certification".

Seamless integration of OpenManage functionality in System Center contributes to:
  • Faster implementations with less testing and no additional infrastructure required
  • More IT management functionality though fewer management consoles
  • Optimized control of your IT environment – hardware, software, and IT services
By reducing the number of task-specific consoles and dedicated IT resources required to manage your environment, IT administrators derive comprehensive and cost-effective control.

Management Solutions for Physical and Virtual Environments

Dell has certified Microsoft’s enterprise-level System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)External link and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)External link, as well the new member of the System Center family of products,System Center Essentials (SCE)External link, designed specifically for mid-sized IT infrastructures of up to 30 servers and 500 client PCs.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008External link, when teamed with System Center Operations Manager or System Center Essentials, Dell Management Packs, and the Dell PRO-Pack, allows you to proactively monitor and manage Dell PowerEdge Servers , Dell MD Storage, Dell Precision Workstations, OptiPlex Desktops, Latitude Laptops and multi-vendor hypervisor environments including Microsoft Hyper-V technology and VMware ESX.

Dell Server Deployment Pack, and Dell Hardware Update Catalogs, used in conjunction with System Center Configuration Manager, provide server deployment and configuration, and automate patch of system BIOS, firmware, drivers and application updates for Dell Servers, Blades, and Business Client PCs.

Obtain Dell and Microsoft Systems Management Solutions

To place an order for Microsoft System Center Management Suite software, or to get more information, contact a Dell Sales Support Specialist . A licensing specialist at Dell is available to discuss your software needs.

The latest Dell Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager and System Center Essentials are available at no charge as a download from:

Dell Hardware Update Catalogs for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), System Center Essentials (SCE), and Systems Management Server (SMS) are integrated and automatically downloaded through the Microsoft SCCM, SCE and SMS management applications.

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