This page will help you understand the features of and the various components that make up the Dell OpenManage Systems Management suite. Below, the page also provides quick links to the latest OpenManage downloads from To learn more about OpenManage products visit the main OpenManage page on Dell TechCenter.

If you need help knowing which OpenManage solution works best for your needs, you can also consult the Dell Systems Management Advisor.

Openmanage Quick Download Links

OpenManage Essentials Console 

The current version of OpenManage is version 7.2 / OME 1.1

The following links provide the latest versions of the OpenManage Tools.

OpenManage Product Descriptions

OpenManage Essentials (OME)

OpenManage Essentials (OME) is a systems management console that provides simple, basic Dell hardware management and is available as a free download. The product officially launched on Feb 28th, 2012 and it will replace Dell IT Assistant (ITA). Click here for OME improvements over ITA 8.9.

For complete information about OME including a download link, visit

Dell IT Assistant (ITA)

Update 12/02/2011 - ITA is being replaced by OpenManage Essentials:

ITA is a console that provides a central point of access to monitor and manage the systems in your datacenter (either on a local area network or wide area network). By giving an IT Systems Administrator a comprehensive of view the servers across the enterprise from a console, IT Assistant can help increase system up time, automate repetitive tasks, and prevent interruption in critical business operations.

As of OpenManage release 6.4 IT Assistant could be installed on 64-bit Windows systems. Previously, with OM 6.3 and below, it could only be installed only on 32-bit Windows systems, but it could manage and monitor both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

OpenManage Server Administrator Managed Node (OMSA)
A software agent that allows for management and administration of local and remote systems. Server Administrator resides on the system being managed and is accessible both locally and remotely from the Server Adminstrator home page in ITA. If you read OpenManage 101, you know that you will either need to install OMSA on your managed server or have an iDRAC installed in the server for it to be discovered by ITA.
The Dell OpenManage offline bundle and VIB (Virtual Install Bundle) allows for OMSA to run on a VMware hypervisor. The OpenManage VIB package can be installed / layered on a host or can be injected into an ESXi ISO install image.

Dell Systems Build and Update Utility (SBUU)
The Dell Systems Build and Update Utility is a bootable utility that allows for a single server Operating System install, pre-OS firmware updates and pre-OS system configuration. On 11G servers and newer, SBUU is replaced by the Unified Server Configurator (USC), whch is a component of Lifecycle Controller that can be accessed by pressing F10 during post / BIOS boot.

Systems Service and Diagnostics Tools
The Dell Systems Service and DiagnosticTools DVD provides operating system level diagnostics and software components to detect and help resolve hardware issues. It enables user to perform system troubleshooting using Dell Online Diagnostics and provides utilities for installing the latest drivers.

Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation
A 2 DVD all-in-one set that includes all of the OpenManage tools mentioned above including the following: Dell Systems Build and Update Utility, the IT Assistant console, the OpenManage Server Administrator agent, Systems Service and Diagnostics Tools and Systems Documentation. These two files must be merged / concatenated - directions on how to do this can be found under "Installation Instructions" on the download page.

Dell Repository Manager
Repository Manager is an application that allows IT Admins more easily manage system updates. Repository Manager provides an easy to use, searchable interface used to create custom collections known as bundles and repositories of Dell Update Packages (DUPs).

Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter

The Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter is designed to streamline the management processes in your data center environment by allowing you to use VMware vCenter to manage your entire infrastructure- both physical and virtual. From firmware updates to bare metal deployment, the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter will expand and enrich your data center management experience with Dell PowerEdge servers. 

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Historic OpenManage Download Links

OpenManage 7.0

OpenManage 6.5

Older Versions of OpenManage

  • For historical information on Previous Versions of OpenManage downloads, click on the current version (near the top of this page), then click on the "Previous Versions" link.  For example, here are all of the