Universal Management Agent (UMA)

(Jan-1999 ) - Universal Management Agent (UMA)

See >   IBM Universal Management Agent 1.01 - Installation Guide

UMA operates with these computer types:

The Universal Management Agent (UMA) program is a collection of code designed to manage computers in a network environment.
The Universal Management Browser launches and manages each tool from a central interface using ActiveX controls in an Internet or Intranet environment.
You can use the tools locally on the computer where UMA is installed or remotely by using the Internet or Intranet to access the computer where UMA is installed.

The tools that are accessible through UMA can vary from model to model based on two factors:

If a tool is not supported, it does not appear within the UMA interface. However, information about that tool is still accessible through the UMA help system.

NOTE: Any information on the UMA screens reflecting status, inventory, and so on, is a snapshot of that information when the screen was accessed.
The information is not dynamically refreshed on the screen, you must either navigate away from that screen then return to it or use the following method to refresh the information:
  1.  Move the mouse pointer to an open area in the right frame, then click using the right mouse button.
  2.  When the pop-up appears, click on Refresh. Do not use the refresh button in the Browser toolbar to  refresh the UMA screens, the Refresh button will take you to the top-level screen. (index.html).

UMA major components

The UMA program contains the following major components:

NOTE: After selecting one of the components, you can access the help system for that component by clicking on the help button.

System monitors: This component contains Events, Alarms, and Responses (EAR), Enterprise SNMP Automation, PC Health, BIOS Error Logging, and the Event Log Viewer.
These programs allow you to monitor computer hardware status, set up automatic responses to system alerts, schedule events (such as backup operations), and view a history of errors, alerts, and events.

Resource utilization: This component allows you to gather information about audio, drives, input/output ports, memory, network, system resources, video, battery (mobile computers only), keyboard, and mouse.

Advanced management tools: This component gives you access to Desktop Management Interface (DMI) information and Alert on LAN information. Also included is System Updates, which gives you access to information and files provided by IBM through the Internet.

Inventory data: This component allows you to view information about the basic hardware, access a computer summary report, view information about the operating system and associted device drivers, and view AssetCare information.

Configuration and diagnostics: This component contains the Memory-Scrubbing program (to correct latent errors in ECC memory), and the User Manager program (used to configure security features associated with UMA).
Also included in the SNMP Trap Configuration program, which allows you to add or change SNMP trap community names and destinations.

Accessing UMA


  1.  The computer using uMA must be connected to a network (Intranet) or the Internet.
  2.  UMA must be accessed from Microsoft Internet Explorer.

To access UMA on a local computer

  1.  Type
     in the Internet Explore Address field.
  2.  Select the UMA component you want use.

To access UMA on a remote computer

  1.  Type
     in the Internet Explorer Address field.

    NOTE: The computername is the name used in the Network  Identification Control Panel.

  2.  Select the UMA component you want to use.

See > http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/desktop/uma/

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