The following chapters explain the structure and functions of the O&O Enterprise Management Console.
Definition of terms
A short explanation of the following terms will contribute to a better understanding of the documentation. Please use the charts “General communication model“ and “Functional principle of OOEMC” as an added help for understanding the text.
Abbreviation for O&O Enterprise Management Console, the graphical user interface. The term refers to a management program (“container“) in which computers, programs and reports are structurally integrated.
A module is an O&O program integrated into OOEMC. This makes it possible to apply an O&O program across a network. It is listed in the navigation tree of OOEMC as program folder, e.g., O&O DiskImage or O&O Defrag.
The OOEMC Control Service has the function of transferring or allocating jobs and installation instructions to the desired computer, i.e., the gateway agents, across a network. It controls communication between the database and the gateway agent of the network computer, allocates jobs and is responsible for remote installation. In doing so, it synchronizes with the Gateway agent on the computers in the network in cyclical intervals, to retrieve the newest reports on all Jobs.
The gateway agent is installed on the target computer during the remote installation of an O&O program. It communicates with the OOEMC Control Service and arranges for jobs to be run using the respective product agent (e.g., from O&O DiskImage). It also collects reports, on request, from the product agents and passes them onto the OOEMC Control Service.
The product agent is a service of any O&O product, e.g., O&O DiskImage, which is responsible for running a job on the respective client.