InfoPrint Manager interfaces

The main InfoPrint Manager interfaces are the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI, InfoPrint Manager Operations GUI, and the InfoPrint Manager Web Interface , collectively known as the InfoPrint Manager GUIs. To administer your InfoPrint Manager environment, you primarily use the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI or the Web Interface. The InfoPrint Web Interface interface includes all functions (administration and operation) available in the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI. You can use this Java-based interface to create, delete, or modify most InfoPrint objects. Printer creation wizards make it easy for you to create InfoPrint actual destinations.

To oversee the day-to-day operation of your InfoPrint Manager environment, you will use the InfoPrint Manager Operations GUI. This interface includes a subset of the functions available in the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI. In the InfoPrint Manager Operations GUI, you can release jobs for printing and disable actual destinations. You cannot, however, modify the fundamental configuration of the InfoPrint Manager environment; you cannot delete or add logical destinations, for example.

Both of the InfoPrint Manager GUIs are installed on the Linux system that the InfoPrint Manager server is installed on. In addition, they can both be installed on remote Linux or Windows systems. As a result, administrators and operators can manage the InfoPrint Manager system without going to the Linux system that InfoPrint Manager is installed on.

Note: Mixing different levels of the interfaces, servers, or both might cause unexpected results with the Printer Details. Keep all of the clients and servers in the same namespace at the same level.

The InfoPrint Manager Web Interface is installed on the Linux system that the InfoPrint Manager server is installed on. You can access the InfoPrint Manager Web Interface from other machines through a Web browser.

The third interface that you will use with InfoPrint Manager is called the Management Interface. You use the IPMMI to:

  • Start and stop InfoPrint servers
  • Perform troubleshooting procedures
  • Perform miscellaneous configuration tasks
  • Manage security functions (FST and LDAP)
  • Use the InfoPrint utilities