Dell™ OpenManage™ Server Administrator is Dell's version of the HP System Management Homepage, as it allows you to log into a web interface to view system configuration, health, and performance statistics. Its availible for free and runs in Windows and Linux.
Dell makes the install easy on Linux due via a public rpm repo. The steps below outline the simple install process.
Install OpenManage Server Administrator
Step 1: wget -q -O – http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi | bash
Step 2: yum -y install srvadmin-all
Step 3: Start Systems Management Data Engine – /etc/init.d/dataeng start
Step 4: Start webinterface – /etc/init.d/dsm_om_connsvc start
Your system homepage is now availible via https://hostname:1311, where hostname is the hostname of your server.
Install Firmware/Bios Management Tools
Step 1: yum install dell_ft_install
Step 2: yum install $(bootstrap_firmware)
Now run either inventory_firmware or inventory_firmware_gui to view your firmware versions, and perform firmware upgrades.