Openmanage Server Administrator and IT Assistant VS Dell Management Console and Dell Client Manager?

Posted on 2009-12-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hi Experts,

Please help to expain the difference of these DELL management products:
DELL OpenManage Server Administrator
DELL OpenManage IT Assistant
DELL Management Console
DELL Client Manager

Also please give quick installation guide.

Question by:nokyplease
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    Accepted Solution

    Dell offers different management software for different class of server. The most comprehensive package that includes everything in it is DELL OpenManage Server Administrator. You use this package to install and configure RAID as well as loading drivers and all basic troubleshooting, and monitoring your server.
    DELL OpenManage IT Assistant use to maintain RAID, network, system health, alert... when the server is already been installed.
     DELL Management Console is used for monitoring and troubleshooting purpose, not for a new system set up like the other two.

     DELL Client Manager is more like SW & HW inventory and deployment, just a repackage of Altiris.

    Here is installation guide:

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    Author Closing Comment

    I read them and more, thanks.

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