See the following scenario depicting how to use the Central Management Console and the Central Configuration Manager for server administration.
The CMC is important to administrator as it serve as the central hub for managing and configuring various aspect of the BI platform. CMC is a Web-based tool used to do administrative tasks, including user, content, and server management. It also allows you to publish, organize, and configure security settings. You can do all of these administrative tasks through a web browser on any machine that can connect to the server.
You, as an administrator, can log on to the CMC to change their user preference settings. But only members of the Administrators group can change management settings, unless explicitly granted the permission to do so. Delegated administrators can also be assigned to the CMC to grant some users privileges to do minor administrative tasks.
The Servers Management area of the CMC is your primary tool for server management tasks. It gives a list of servers in your deployment. For most management and configuration tasks, you need to select a server in the list and choose a command from the Manage or Action menu.
The Navigation Tree
The navigation tree on the left side of the Servers Management area gives a number of ways to view the Servers list. Select items in the navigation tree to display the servers in the Detail pane.
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