architecture and components

the main components of OpenRSM are the server, the agent and the user console. The console accepts input from users and conveys it to the server in the form of task objects. The server is responsible for the coordination of the subsystems and task dispatch. The agent is a passive component on managed stations that accepts commands from the server and executes them

the architecture and components of the system

the server

the server consists of several components such as assets management, remote desctop control, network monitoring integrated together by means of a task oriented management framework.
Network monitoring was intially based on the NINO network management system, a full featured network management platfrom based on perl technology. The assets management subsystem was based on the Winventory assets management web application, now known as OpenAudit. The remote control technology used is TightVNC, the well-known remote desktop tool.

the management console

OpenRSM exposes a graphical user interface that presents users with the functionality of the system. The console is built for speed and usability. Administrators may use it to query the state of managed hosts, send tasks to them or review report information. Administrators are presented with facilities such as task groupping, host groupping, dynamic groups, users management, reporting engine

the management console

the agent

the agent of the system can be executed both in linux and windows operating systems. It can be run as a system service, as a background application, as a console applicatio or as a window application. It has also been released to run in embedded processors