How does consoleEZ work?

consoleEZ gives you unmatched server console monitoring capabilities. This means a virtually unlimited number of server consoles at once, with the ability to set custom output filters for each console, all while a dynamic dashboard lets you keep track of the overall event situation.

On this page, you'll find some answers to questions you might be wondering about: How does it "work"? How (and where) is it installed? Are there any risks? Is there an "undo" button? Etc. So, here you go!

How does consoleEZ "work"?

consoleEZ is a standalone compiled application coded in an efficient, low-level language. When installed, its executable file (consoleEZ.exe) is detached into your Notes Program Directory. Each time you start consoleEZ, a new Notes session is created, independent from your Notes client session. consoleEZ runs parallel to your Notes and Designer clients and thus will not interfere in any way. In fact, you can think of consoleEZ as a special "Admin client" that will let you oversee a virtually unlimited number of server consoles at once. You can even select which ID you want to work with—without having to switch IDs in your native clients!

This means it won’t tie up your IBM Notes or Admin client, or your console. You can even select which ID file to work with – without having to switch IDs in your native clients!

What type of installation does consoleEZ require?

Like all other Ytria tools, consoleEZ is installed on the client side ONLY—server-level functionality, local install. There is no need to install anything on the server, and being a local install means no system downtime.

How does consoleEZ affect security?

consoleEZ offers you a multitude of features that surpass the functionality available in the native clients but our tools NEVER bypass Notes security. Importantly, we separate "viewing" and "talking to" servers. Proper access rights are essential to be able to send server commands. Otherwise consoleEZ only permits viewing server actions—this alone is a huge benefit sure to the sheer number or possibilities available through customizing the console output filters. A perfect way for developers to get server event visibility without needing any special access rights. Full Access Administration is also possible, with the proper access.

What about speed? Do I get all this info right away?

The fact that consoleEZ is an independent, compiled program puts it in the position to outperform the Admin client or agents coded in LotusScript. But beyond that, consoleEZ gives you unmatched speed and flexibility in viewing log documents through the built in Log Analyzer. You can parse log file information and view it all in a flexible grid interface for better clarity as well as the ability to search specific information and report your results quickly and easily.

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