This topic describes how Lotus® Expeditor Server uses Client Management services to deploy, configure and remove applications across multiple mobile clients on various platforms.
The Client Management services component of Expeditor Server provides a common software management function for the Expeditor Client and Expeditor Client applications running on a variety of desktop and mobile devices. Client Management functions provided include:
- Client enrollment—Registering the client.
- Client and application configuration—Setting client and application parameters.
- Software distribution—Distributing, installing and uninstalling software on the client. Includes the ability to see the status of requests.
- Inventory—Collecting software and configuration information about the client.
Client Management Services supports industry standards such as the Open Mobile Alliance Client Management and the Open Service Gateway Initiative (OSGi). Client Management Services consists of a Web application and a relational database to store client management data. Managed clients require an agent to interact with the server. To manage an OSGi/eclipse client, such as IBM® Lotus Expeditor Client for Desktop and Devices, you need the Enterprise Management Agent feature. The Agent resides on the device and is responsible for running the commands sent by Client Management Services. The Agent connects and interacts with the Client Management Services using the OMA/DM protocol and is part of the Lotus Expeditor Client framework. The Agent does not have to be connected to the server all the time. When the agent connects, the server identifies the client and runs the tasks pending for the client.
Parent topic: Endtoend access services: XPD622