Attachmate Management & Control Services (MCS) is a Web-based server console that allows you to centrally manage and configure compatible Attachmate products. The primary purposes of MCS are to provide:
Many of the features provided by MCS were previously available in separate Attachmate product releases. MCS combines those features into a single application management framework, extending those features across multiple products.
Since MCS is accessed using a Web browser, you can run the MCS console from the same machine on which MCS is installed, or remotely via an intranet or Internet connection.
Following is a list of the product management and control features that MCS provides:
MCS provides the following security devices for determining who can access and use the MCS console:
Security Services provides Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 and Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 support for MCS. This includes authenticated and encrypted sessions between the server and clients, including MCS, which you can use to configure and monitor MCS and its clients.
MCS provides a licensing and metering feature that reports current and historical usage of client applications, including summary statistics on maximum usage. MCS calculates usage by tracking the consumption of client licenses.
MCS provides a number of server management features that allow you to access and configure servers and server clusters on which one or more MCS-compatible products are installed. You can view summary information about a server or cluster, view detailed information about a specific server, control which server is the primary server in a cluster, manage server clusters, and remotely configure the directory service and security settings for managed servers.
MCS provides an event logging service that allows you to collect and store events generated by MCS itself, as well as events generated by MCS-managed products. Event logging is always enabled for both MCS and MCS-managed products.
You can view stored event logs using MCS, and sort the event list on any field. You can also manage event logs by specifying which events you want to record, how many event log files to maintain, and the maximum disk space allowed for storing event log files.
MCS provides a trace logging service that allows you to trace and store events generated by MCS itself, as well as events generated by MCS-managed products. Tracing can be enabled as needed for MCS and for MCS-managed products.
You can view stored trace files using MCS, and sort the event list on any field. You can also manage trace logs by specifying which events you want to record, how many trace log files to maintain, and the maximum disk space allowed for storing trace log files.
MCS provides the ID Manager function to manage and distribute host access IDs for users of client applications. ID Manager provides IDs to client applications (such as viewers and printer applets, or custom applications that work with Smart Connectors) at runtime.
Using ID Manager allows the unique connection data for each client to be omitted from the viewer, printer applet, or Smart Connector configuration. Therefore, you can create a single configuration that can be used by multiple clients to establish multiple sessions with a host, rather than having to create a separate configuration for each host connection.
|Overview of the MCS Console|
|Using MCS for the First Time|
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