IGEL Universal Management Suite 5 (UMS5)
The IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) is a user-friendly and extremely efficient piece of software. It allows IGEL thin and zero clients as well as PCs, notebooks and thin clients from other manufacturers (converted into software thin clients using the Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) or with the Unified Management Agent (UMA) installed) to be remotely administered. It also helps to minimize support costs. With its open, network-friendly structure, it can be incorporated quickly and easily into the existing company infrastructure and offers maximum security and reliability.
- Automatically setting up thin and zero clients with the right profile when they first attach to the network
- Changing the settings of the device or its local
protocols and software tools
- Re-imaging devices mid-life when new firmware becomes available, diagnostics and support
With the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), managed workspaces can be administered quickly, easily and securely. In order to allow comprehensive client standardization, thin clients, zero clients and software thin clients, as well as fat clients with Windows 7 can be included in the remote management. This is possible thanks to the optionally licensable Unified Management Agent (UMA) for Windows 7. For straightforward integration into the existing IT environment, the UMS supports not only a wide range of operating systems but also databases and directory services such as Microsoft Active Directory. The UMS comes supplied with all IGEL thin client solutions. In combination with the high-performance, reliable IGEL hardware, you benefit from the most advanced managed workspace solution currently available on the market.
The advantages of the IGEL Universal Management Suite
Economical and user-friendly
This is carried out with the help of an installation wizard and takes just 20 minutes.
Easy to administer
Most hardware and software settings can be made with just a few clicks of the mouse.
Uniform user interface
The user interface for UMS is the same as for the local thin client configuration. The additional remote management functions give the administrator complete control in the familiar, proven environment.
Although scripting is supported, you will only need it for controlling the thin and zero client configuration in the most exceptional circumstances.
Automatic capture of all your hardware information, licensed features and installed hotfixes.
For various information such as location, installation date and inventory number.
Support for numerous operating systems
The UMS can be run on all known versions of Microsoft Windows ServerTM and Linux.
Access is independent of the operating system
The configuration console operates on the basis of Java and enables the system to be administered from any device with the Java Runtime Environment.
Secure and robust
Certificate-based SSL-encrypted communication between remote management servers and clients to protect the system against unauthorized reconfiguration of the equipment.
Failsafe upgrade function
If the thin or zero client machine fails (e.g. power outage or loss of the network connection) while the update is in progress it will still remain useable. The update process will be completed the next time the machine is rebooted.
Based on standard communications protocol
There is no need to reconfigure the routers and firewalls because they use HTTP and FTP.
IGEL LX thin and zero clients that have already been updated can be used as update servers for other thin clients (e.g., in branch offices).
New updates or applications can be implemented using the Custom Partition (on IGEL Linux thin clients) or partial update packages (on IGEL Windows Embedded Standard thin clients).
Scalable and efficient
Support for extensive environments
The IGEL UMS can be scaled to accommodate several thousand thin and zero clients.
Group and profile-based administration
The thin and zero clients within a given organizational unit can be administered very easily by means of profiles (e.g., if an employee moves to another department, the administrator can change their settings with a simple drag-and-drop).
IGEL thin and zero clients can be automatically assigned to a group on the basis of either the relevant subnetwork or a list of MAC addresses made available by IGEL.
Comprehensive support for all configurations
Most IGEL thin and zero client settings, such as device or session configurations, can be processed via the mouse-enabled UMS user interface.
Transfer of administrative rights
Large organizations can authorize a number of system administrators for different control and authorization areas.
Maintenance tasks can be scheduled at night so that day-to-day operations are not disrupted.
Members of the IT support team have remote access to thin client screens to enable them to rapidly identify problems and demonstrate solutions directly to users.
Optionally, SSL-based VNC shadowing including user-based logging is available at no extra cost.
Linking to enterprise management systems
With the help of the optional IGEL Management Interface (IMI), the UMS can be linked to existing enterprise management systems (e.g. Microsoft SCCM or IBM Tivoli) via a standardized REST API.