The "Director" Management Interface
UPSTREAM provides a variety of user interfaces including TSO ISPF, character mode, command line, the "End User Restore" GUI and the "Director". The Director is a platform independent JAVA Application that provides a user-friendly graphical management and administrative interface that can be run from a workstation anywhere in your network, virtually anywhere in the enterprise. The Director also can run from a web browser making it truly and easily enabled for cross platform operations. The Director executes automatically and is operational in minutes.
Using the UPSTREAM Director you can initiate backups and restores, check the status of running operations, retrieve log files, perform profile configuration, run pre and post-processing jobs and more. The comprehensive reporting features help keep your storage administrator staff efficient, aware and advised.
The Director has the ability to communicate, control, and monitor the facilities of the Linux on System z applications or databases it is backing up and also the UPSTREAM mainframe backup server providing centralized single view and control.
The Director interface provides administrators with the tools to easily manage multiple Linux on System z servers or instances. The Director provides robust industrial strength functionality allowing multiple simultaneous operations. For example, while monitoring the progress of several Linux on z Systems backups, you can change views to kick off a Linux on z Systems restore, and then switch to see the status of a AIX backup and then switch view again to see the job log for a backup of a Windows 2012 server.
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