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Previously (with Deployment Solution for Dell Servers 2.0SP1 or newer), it was only possible to have one answer file & set of corresponding OS source files for each OS it supported. Now, with Deployment Solution for Dell Servers 3.0, ...
Article by eorme | 09 Aug 2007 | 0 comments
OS deployment can be one of the most time consuming aspects of managing a datacenter. What complicates matters more, is the complexity of server hardware. You have more disks, RAID controllers, and remote access hardware (DRAC and BMC ...
Article by eorme | 09 Aug 2007 | 2 comments
The purpose of this document is to explain the proper procedures for extracting .HDR files from non-packaged Dell BIOS Update Packages for use with any version of the Dell Client Manager (DCM). This is used in conjunction with updating the BIOS of ...
Article by Eric Szewczyk | 23 Apr 2007 | 1 comment
This article explains the process of manually creating an environment -- without the help of an Internet connection -- ready to use Patch for Dell Servers 6.2. There was an older version for 6.1 that automated the updates of patches but ...
Article by Andrew Souter | 15 Mar 2007 | 0 comments
Deployment Solution for Dell Servers assumes that users will be using statically configured IP addresses for their DRAC and IPMI cards. While this may be beneficial to some users, most of us probably would prefer to use DHCP and place IP reservations on ...
Article by eorme | 14 Feb 2007 | 1 comment
Whenever a configuration file is captured using a Deployment Solution for Dell Servers job, the default behavior is to have one configuration file for each model of server. This can be beneficial because it allows you to configure as many ...
Blog Entry by eorme | 14 Feb 2007 | 0 comments
Attention Dell Poweredge 1955 blade administrators! (or any other 9th generation server with a BMC). Learn out how to perform console redirection using a BMC controller with the IPMI 2.0 protocol. This life lesson will allow you to remotely ...
Article by eorme | 25 Jan 2007 | 1 comment
This article explains how to modify the Altiris Patch Management Solution for Dell Servers to force current updates to download (when necessary) so they may be distributed from within the Altiris Console. This article also provides a brief orientation of ...
Article by Eric Szewczyk | 23 Jan 2007 | 0 comments
This article explains how to incorporate the Python interpreter into the WinPE automation environment. This allows you to write sophisticated object oriented scripts without relying upon Windows Scripting Host. Also, if you use the two ...
Article by eorme | 11 Jan 2007 | 0 comments
Q: The number of systems supported by the latest version of Dell Client Manager is extremely limited. I noticed when using the OpenManage console that the list of supported model types is only about 43. The guide says: "Management ...
Blog Entry by Mauricem | 02 Jan 2007 | 9 comments