JP1 Version 12 JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 - Agent (For UNIX Systems)

I. Glossary


A unit for grouping and managing resources packaged in a package storehouse on the managing server. Cabinets can be set at the managing server or at a packager.

client services (JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 - Agent)

Functions for a relay system, distribution-destination system, and packager. Normally, the client services start automatically when the machine is started, and are available as resident services.

client workstation

A UNIX distribution-destination system that is connected to the managing server (JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 - Manager) via a relay system.

collection storehouse

An area on the managing server for storing resource files collected from the distribution-destination systems.

core-related information

Core-related information is required to investigate failures. For example, the contents of core files and information about OS libraries are acquired as core-related information.

distribution-destination system

A system on which a package is to be distributed. A UNIX distribution-destination system is called an end workstation if it is connected directly to the managing server. A distribution-destination system connected via a relay system is known as a client workstation.

end workstation

A UNIX distribution-destination system that is connected directly to the managing server without being routed through a relay system.

event log (event log file)

A collection of JP1 events output by JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 - Agent.

external program processing for collection

User-specific processing that starts before or after file collection execution.

file transfer server

A process that runs on relay systems and end workstations. The file transfer server controls file transfer between the managing server and distribution-destination systems, and between each relay system and distribution-destination systems.

full package ID

A unique name within the system that identifies a package for distribution and management. A full package ID is a period-separated list of the packager type code, cabinet ID, package ID, version, and generation number.


A program that installs packages distributed from the managing server. Client services of JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 - Agent provide the standard generator, and generator tools also provide a generator.

generator tools

Additional capabilities for JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 - Agent running as a distribution-destination system. These tools start automatically when a package that has a specified installation date is distributed.

ID group

An identifier for a group of distribution-destination systems. An ID group can be created from either the managing server or distribution-destination system.

ID group definition file

A file that defines the ID group to which the local UNIX machine belongs.


Instructions from the managing server to a distribution-destination system for executing distribution or collection.

job management file

A file in which jobs are registered for execution by the managing server. This file also manages information about the status of jobs after execution.

JP1 event

Information that is sent to JP1/Base to report any phenomenon that occurs in the system.

managing server

A system that distributes packages and manages distribution status and the status of the distribution-destination systems.

multiple LAN connections

A function of JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 for handling systems that are composed of multiple local area networks (LANs). Using this function, you can preset the LAN to be used for JP1 transmission on hosts that are connected to multiple LANs. JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 can be set for independent communication, separate from the system or other applications, allowing flexibility for a multiplicity of network structures and operating methods.

Hosts connected to multiple LAN may also be called multi-homed hosts or multiple Network Interface Card (NIC) hosts.

JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 supports the following multiple LAN connection environments:

  • environments separated into multiple networks

  • environments with duplex networks


Software that is registered and ready for distribution.

package attribute file

Attribute information (package ID, distribution conditions, and so on) about the packages registered on the managing server.

package ID

A name assigned to a resource when it is packaged.

package status file

A JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 - Manager file that contains information about the package installation status on each distribution-destination system.

package storehouse

An area on the managing server for storing packages.


A system at which packages are registered on the managing server for distribution. JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 - Agent has this function. A relay system or distribution-destination system can also serve as a packager.


Operation to register software in a managing server.

packaging-information file

A file used for setting information about the resources to be packaged. Information written in a packaging-information file is stored in a package attribute file on the managing server.

relay system

A system positioned between the managing server and distribution-destination systems. A relay system distributes packages to the distribution-destination systems, and forwards collected resources back to the managing server. A number of relay systems can be connected in a hierarchy.

resource file

Software stored in the package storehouse and collection storehouse of the managing server.

settings file

A file used for setting the operating environment of the JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 programs.

shared package

User data or a user program that can be distributed to both UNIX and Windows distribution-destination systems.

system configuration information

Information about the network configuration of the JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 system, including host names, IP addresses, and distribution-destination names of the relay systems and distribution-destination systems. The system configuration file are automatically reported and stored in a on the managing server (JP1/IT Desktop Management 2 - Manager).

system information

Information about the hardware, such as disk space and memory capacity, at each distribution-destination system. The managing server collects system information from the distribution-destination systems, and uses the information to check the status of a distribution-destination system before distribution.

temporary collection storehouse

An area on a relay system or end workstation for temporarily keeping resource files collected from distribution-destination systems.

temporary job storehouse

An area on a relay system for temporarily storing jobs that are executed from the managing server via that relay system.

user resource status file

A file that records the status of user resources on a distribution-destination system. This file is used to report information about the resources installed locally to the managing server. The reported information is stored in a package status file on the managing server.