The Management Environment is a set of machines that a user can manage from within the Web-based System Manager application. The user can add or delete members from this set. The Navigation Area and Contents Area in the Web-based System Manager application window provide an interface to access these machines. The user performs system administration tasks on this set of machines. The Web-based System Manager application provides the user with two approaches to adding or deleting a machine. The first approach is through the Console menu. The second approach is through the Web-based System Manager Management Environment plug-in. Either approach guides the user in adding or deleting a machine from the Management Environment.
In addition, the Web-based System Manager application provides the user with a means to save a set of machines to a particular session. When Web-based System Manager is initially launched, the only machine that is present in the Navigation Area and Contents Area is the managing machine. After a machine is added, that machine can be preserved for future use if the user selects to save preferences either through the Console menu or upon exiting the Web-based System Manager application.