To view this topic for the preceding Enterprise Manager, see Enterprise Manager Java App - Introduction.
The Enterprise Manager (EM) is an application that provides a central location for managing all BBjServices located throughout the enterprise. The application is available in two forms: as a pure browser based application (requires no JVM or additional plug-ins) and as an Eclipse plug-in for use with the BASIS Eclipse IDE.
- For instructions on how to log in, see Getting Started.
- To access the Enterprise Manager functionality programmatically, use the Admin API.
The browser EM is the most common way to manage a BBj installation. There are several advantages:
- Virtually every computer or mobile device has a browser available. Since the EM does not require any special plug-ins or Java, it can be accessed from just about any PC, tablet, or smartphone.
- The application is served up from BBjServices and so the user is assured that the version of the EM and the server are compatible.
- There is no need to install an application on a user’s machine or update that application when a new version is available.
To access the browser EM, go to your BASIS installation program folder and select Browser EM program icon or open a browser and enter http://localhost:8888/bbjem/em into your browser address bar.
Eclipse Plug-in EM
The Enterprise Manager can also be installed as an Eclipse plug-in. Visit links.basis.com/eclipse to download and install Eclipse and the BASIS plug-ins.
The user interface for the Eclipse and Browser versions are almost identical because they are both compiled from a common code base. The primary difference is that one runs inside the confines of a browser and the other is seamlessly integrated into Eclipse. Advantages for using the Eclipse version are:
- It is a native application and some the responsiveness of controls is often more smooth.
- Developers have their administration tool right there with their development tools. The tight integration makes it easy to switch back and forth between the two. Developers can even have a tab open with BBj code along side a tab with server configuration information.