This product includes Management & Control Services (MCS), a Web-based server console that administrators can use to centrally manage and configure Attachmate management components, such as the EXTRA! X-treme Manager and Terminal Viewers. Some components do not make use of all MCS features.
The primary purposes of MCS are to provide a common interface for creating and storing data, such as session configurations and presentations, and management tools for monitoring and reporting how compatible products are being used.
Following is a list of the product management and control services that MCS provides:
Authentication Specify the level of user authentication required to access the MCS console and write data to MCS. User authentication for accessing presentations is provided separately.
Rights Management Specify which members of the directory service can access and use MCS and EXTRA! X-treme administration features.
Directory Services Manage MCS users and groups using the internal MCS directory service, or incorporate a user and group list maintained in an external directory service.
Security Services Make use of a secure port that implements Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 and Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0. This includes authenticated and encrypted sessions between the server and clients. MCS Security Services is not used for connections between EXTRA! X-treme and MCS.
Licensing and metering can be used in Terminal Viewers but not in EXTRA! X-treme.
Event logging is used in EXTRA! X-treme but not in Terminal Viewers.
Trace logging is used in Terminal Viewers but not in EXTRA! X-treme.
To get started with MCS, access the MCS console and configure your directory service, and then secure the console by setting your authentication and rights options.
|EXTRA! Mainframe Server Edition Overview|
|Accessing the MCS Console|
|Authenticating MCS Users|
|Managing Access to Administration Features|
|Configuring the Directory Service, Overview|