DMC is too big, and too slow.
I installed Dell Management Console on a quad Xeon Dell 2850 server with 2 gigs ram and 15Krpm drives. This program is so unbelievably resource intensive. Even with zero managed clients or servers, it was already eating over 1 gig of ram, and the response time to commands on the web interface was about 5-10 seconds per click. Even the install took like 4+ hours to complete. Is this really necessary? Why is this program such a monster? I can get an Exchange server up and running in that time.
I run other managemant programs on my network, like ManageEngine's "OpManager", and it takes a fraction of the resources. Besides the direct hardware management like remote BIOS updates, it has much more functionality than DMC.
So I'm not trying to troll or just complain here. My point of this post is this. I have hundreds of Dell machines- workstations, servers, SAN's, KVM's, etc. It sounds like DMC is something I need.
But from reading about DMC on Dell's website, I can't exactly figure out what DMC actually does. Can someone explain to me what is the benefit of using up a powerful server solely for DMC? Will it do something amazing for my Dell machines that I currently cannot do?