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Difference between CMS and CMC?

Can anyone help me in understanding the difference between Central Management Server and Central Management Console?

As I am new to Business Objects pls explain in detail with few examples.



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    Dec 23, 2011 at 07:06 AM

    CMS = Central Management Service, a process running as part of your BusinessObjects Enterprise servers, including the CMS database, authenticating users, storing access rights, etc. The CMS is the heart of a BusinessObjects Enterprise system.

    CMC = Central Management Console, web based administration interface for your BusinessObjects Enterprise system, where one can add new users/groups, create folders, set access rights, configure SSO, configure your BusinessObjects Enterprise server services, etc.

    CCM = Central Configuration Manager, an application which allows you to configure/add/remove/stop BusinessObjects server services.


    The Central Management Console (CMC) is included for full control over the BI platform. In addition, specialized administration interfaces are provided when you require administration of specific-user access, document creation, and server configuration. This is particularly important in decentralized system management environments where different people are responsible for different aspects of thedeployment. The result is a powerful, open, and complete BI platform that meets the needs of end users while providing IT with full control over the deployment.

    The Central Management Server (CMS) is the central platform

    service and is responsible for maintaining a database of information about your BusinessObjects

    Enterprise XI system. All the platform services are managed and controlled by the

    CMS. The CMS also manages access to the system file store where the physical documents are actually managed. The system repository database is maintained using the provided MySQL database, or by using your

    preferred IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle database, or Sybase ASE . The database structure

    is automatically created when you set up your BusinessObjects Enterprise XI system or it can be configured on a different database if you want to move your implementation to another environment. All access to the repository is managed directly by the platform and management interfaces and by the SDKs.

    The CMS data includes information about users and groups, security levels, BusinessObjects Enterprise content, and services. The CMS also maintains the BusinessObjects Enterprise repository, and a separate audit database of information

    about user actions.

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    Dec 25, 2011 at 01:56 PM


    I am just giving overview about the difference between CMC and CMS.

    CMC (Central Management Console)- Web based administrator tool ( Configuring Services, creation , authuntications,managing the foleders,users and user groups)

    CMS (Central Management Service)- It Process the services based on the configuration given in the CMC.

    If you want to know more information , you need to go throught the Archtecture of the BOE



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