® Expeditor Server provides client management services to install applications, and manage applications and runtimes.
The Enterprise Management Agent enables you to connect to a Expeditor Server. The Expeditor Server contains the Client Management server component, which provides basic platform management of the client, along with additional features, such as database synchronization (DB2e) and a messaging gateway (MQe).
Introducing Client Management services
Client Management services provides a flexible solution for robust management of clients, regardless of connection types or client capabilities. Network connected or offline clients can be targeted for management.
Launching the client management services administration interface
Expeditor client management module provides administrator access to functions for managing Expeditor based clients.
Client management services limitations
Keep these limitations in mind when using Client Management services.
Use the administrative console to manage registered clients. Clients register with the Client Management server the first time they connect.
Managing client properties
Client properties are name/value pairs that are associated with each client on the Client Management server.
The Client Management server provides the ability to create a task that can be run against registered clients.
Managing custom commands
Custom commands use one or more specified BaseOMA DM commands to perform operations on target devices or to return device information.
The Inventory view in the administrative console shows the inventory of a particular type for a specific client.
Registered update sites
To install or update Eclipse features on a client, an update site containing the Eclipse features must be registered with the Client Management server.
When logging on to the administrative console, you can have two levels of authentication: superadministrators and subadministrators.
Configuring the Enterprise Management Agent
Use the administrative console to create, edit, and delete filters. Filters help you organize your work.
The Client Management Server has the ability to attempt to notify a client that it has an active task waiting.
Updating the Enterprise Management Agent properties
A task can be created to change the values for the Enterprise Management agent configuration parameters. You can choose to update some settings and not update others in the same task.
Managing update sites
Use the administrative console to manage Eclipse update sites. The Update Sites view displays a list of update sites that have registered with the Client Management server.
Use the administrative console to manage the features installed on clients.
Deploying native applications
You may deliver native applications to the client using the Client Management server by wrapping them in a feature.
Deploying native applications to devices
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Managing your Eclipse preferences
Extensions to the SyncML/DM management tree are provided by the client platform that enable management of the Eclipse preferences.
Managing system properties
Client Management server allows you to view the properties defined for the Java
™ Virtual Machine (JVM) that the client is using. These are referred to as system properties
Managing properties files
Client Management server enable the updates of individual property values within Java
properties files which are manageable by the Expeditor client platform.
Running a command on a client
Use the Run Command
task to run a command on one or more clients. A run command task is an available action on the Clients view.
Running the IBM Support Assistant
® Support Assistant may be run on the client to gather diagnostic data.
Retrieving files from the client
Files on one or more clients may be uploaded to the Client Management server where they can be accessed from the administrative console using a Retrieve File task.
Restarting the client
The Expeditor client runtime or the client computer can be restarted using a Restart Clients task.
Monitoring task progress
You can see the progress and state of tasks you have created by using the Tasks > Submitted
view in the administrative console.
Upgrading an Expeditor desktop client with Client Management services
Administrators can upgrade IBM Lotus
Expeditor desktop clients using Client Management services to control the upgrade process.