iTivity™ Deployment Guide

3. Deploying the iTivity iManager

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3.1 System Requirements and Recommendations
3.2 Installing the iManager
3.3 Optimizing the iManager Display in Large Deployments

This chapter provides information and recommendations for deploying the iTivity iManager software. The iManager runs on Windows desktops, Ubuntu, Fedora and Linux workstations.

3.1 System Requirements and Recommendations

The iTivity iManager runs on the Windows platforms described below. The iManager can be installed onto any system that has network access to the iManager connection port on the iServer. This includes the iServer computer itself.

Windows XP
Windows 2003 Server
Windows Vista
Windows 2008 Server
Windows 7
Windows 2012 Server
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10

.         300MHz Pentium or higher processor

.         64 MB of RAM

.         50 MB of available hard disk space

.         VGA or higher resolution monitor

.         CD-ROM drive

.         WinSock 2.0 or later


Runtime Resource Requirements

.         Approximately 25MB to 35MB of virtual memory.

3.2 Installing the iManager

You can install the iManager using either a standard EXE file or by silent installation.

Installation Method


Description


See User Guide

Installer EXE

Standard installation performed individually on each iManager computer from a distribution EXE file. The EXE is available on CD or via download from Tridia.

You choose configuration options on dialog boxes during the install.

Section 3.2

Silent Installation

Automates the standard installation via a recorded response file.

You run the installer EXE once and record all dialog box choices. You then play back the install by entering a single command on each iManager computer.

Appendix: Using Silent Install

3.3 Optimizing the iManager Display in Large Deployments

In large deployments, with as many as 1000 connections, it can take significant time for the iManager to download and display all of the connections in the left-hand pane.

One means of preventing this problem is the deployment of support domains, as explained in Section 1.3 of this guide. Proper configuration of support domains limits the number on connections that are accessible to any one iManager user.

Other tools for managing the display include the Find, Filter, and Sort options on the iManager Tools menu. For information, see the iTivity User Guide, Section 4.1.4.


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