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About SEM

: About SEM
: Base framework
: Plug-In modules
: Key features
: Requirements
: Layered Applications




Software/400 Ltd. - Sysgem Products

In April 2002 Sysgem AG appointed Software/400 Ltd. as Distributor for the UK and Ireland, responsible for sales and support of Sysgem products which include enterprise-wide IT management solutions supporting multiple platforms and applications for monitoring and managing systems, administering user accounts and auditing security.

Products:  System Enterprise Manager

Sysgem's offerings include the Sysgem Enterprise Manager (SEM) family of products:

The Sysgem Enterprise Manager (SEM) provides companies of all sizes with a simple, powerful tool for managing IT, auditing security, administering user accounts and monitoring systems throughout the entire enterprise.

SEM has a base framework that extends network-wide to all major platforms, and supports a set of management phases to monitor, audit, report and manage resources on those platforms.

A set of modular applications can also be bought and installed separately to provide you with integrated system management, user account management and security management.

And because SEM's architecture is so open, you can see all its functionality and easily customize it to meet your specific needs.

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The SEM Base Framework:

SEM operates network-wide using a client/server architecture and supports a multi-platform environment (Windows XP/2000/NT, NetWare, UNIX/Linux, OpenVMS, OS/400, etc.). It:

  • Has three components: The Central Management Console (providing a management GUI); the Central Authorization Server (providing log-in access control, SEM user profile management and a data repository); Remote Managed Agents (supporting all major platforms).

  • Is completely customizable and requires very little effort or expertise to tailor. It supports Perl and O/S command language scripts such as UNIX Shell, OpenVMS DCL and AS400 CL and comes with a set of sample scripts.

  • Has the ability to display monitored output with a web browser interface.

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The SEM Plug-In Application Modules:

These modules provide packaged solutions with comprehensive functionality. They are easy to use, they support layered applications (such as MS Exchange, ORACLE, PATHWORKS, PMDF, Lotus Notes, SAP, etc.) and include:

  • The Sysgem System Manager Module, which provides you with a multiplicity of options for managing your systems.

  • The Sysgem Account Manager Module, which enables multi-platform end-user administration.

  • The Sysgem Security Manager Module, which offers the ultimate in security monitoring, auditing and management.

  • The Sysgem Development Manager Module, which makes it easy for you to adapt or complement the pre-packaged application solutions yourself. Alternatively, Sysgem Development Services can do it for you.

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SEM's Key Features and Benefits:

SEM provides big benefits for low costs. It offers powerful functionality together with the versatility to adapt and enhance this functionality to create solutions that exactly meet your needs. On top of this, SEM is simple: Simple to install, to use, to maintain, and to customize, which means you get maximum value for minimal cost of ownership.

Powerful Functionality

SEM provides centralized access to multiple platforms across your whole enterprise and enables you to:

  • Continually monitor your networks, servers, host machines and file systems, so you can better manage and control resource usage and capacities.
  • Protect your data and systems access by monitoring and enforcing your corporate security policies. This also simplifies your risk analysis task.
  • Set thresholds for tolerance levels, so that alarms are raised when these thresholds are exceeded and automatic corrective action is taken.

  • Delegate responsibilities with confidence and safety, by configuring the scope and degree of access granted to specific SEM users.

  • Establish a full audit trail, by logging every action of all registered SEM users.

  • Fix problems the instant they occur, through its single sign-on Telnet functionality for system managers and other end-users.

  • Create customizable reports, in HTML or text format, so you can see what has changed between different time intervals and take corrective and direct action when required.


SEM is based on a 100% open architecture. Its standard functionality is easily extended or modified to meet your particular needs. SEM also makes it easy and fast for you to develop your own special applications.

SEM's functionality can be integrated with other vendors' enterprise management solutions to extend those solutions to meet all your enterprise monitoring and management needs.


Installing SEM takes only a couple of minutes per host system. And as scripts held at the central management station control all functionality, any modifications or enhancements you make require only a single, central upgrade.

SEM is simple to use and to customize. It provides the functions people want most in the simplest, most straightforward way.

And because it is so simple, it doesn't require a huge corporate commitment or departmental 'buy in' to introduce SEM to your company - it can provide an effective point solution to any task, no matter how big or small.

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System Requirements:

Supported Hardware

Client system (Central Management Console and Authorization Server):

  • Standard PCs (Intel) - minimum 192 MB memory recommended.

  • A CD ROM drive is convenient for installations.

Target systems (Remote Managed Agents) include:

  • NT Servers (Intel or Compaq Alpha AXP)

  • Compaq Alpha running Tru64 UNIX (formerly Digital UNIX, OSF/1)

  • HP machines running HP-UX

  • Sun machines running Solaris or Sun O/S

  • IBM AIX, Linux and other UNIX based environments

  • Compaq VAX or Alpha machines running OpenVMS

  • IBM e-server iSeries (formerly AS/400)

  • Check out the availability of MVS and Tandem support

Software Prerequisites

Client system (Central Management Console and Authorization Server):

  • Windows XP/2000/NT Workstation or Server.
  • Microsoft ODBC (3.50 or later) Access or SQL Server, or Sybase drivers.
  • Acrobat Reader (4.0 or later).
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (5.0 or later) or HTML Help Update.

Target systems (Remote Managed Agents)

  • Windows XP/2000/NT Workstation or Server (3.51 or higher) for Intel or Alpha, including Windows Clustering.

  • NetWare (4.x or higher).

  • Digital UNIX (3.1 or higher).

  • Compaq Tru64 UNIX (4.0F or higher).

  • HP-UX (10.20 or higher).

  • SUN Solaris (2.5 or higher).

  • IBM AIX (4.1.4 or higher).

  • Mandrake Linux (7.0 or higher), RedHat Linux (5.1 or higher), SuSE Linux (6.0 or higher) for Intel.

  • OpenVMS VAX (5.5-2 or higher). The DEC C RTL (060.0-60 or higher) is required on system versions less than OpenVMS 6.1. A Digital upgrade kit for the DEC C RTL is provided on the same media as the SEM kit.

  • OpenVMS Alpha (6.1 or higher).

  • Digital TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS (UCX) 3.3 or higher (if 4.1, ECO 6 or later) or TCP/IP product for OpenVMS from another vendor. If Multinet, version 4.0 or higher. If TCPware: VAX version 4.0-3 or higher (AXP version 5.1-4 or higher).

  • OS/400 (V4R2 or higher)

Certification on lower versions available on request.

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Layered Applications:

  • Lotus Domino (R5 or higher)
  • MS Exchange (5 or higher)
  • ORACLE (7.0 or higher)
  • PMDF (5.0 or higher)
  • SAP/R3 (4.6 or higher)

Certification on lower versions and additional layered applications available on request.

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