2. MAP servers

MAP server technology allows for the central management of thick application installations and easier control of privileged user access to individual applications, as well as the traditional SSH and RDP applications.

A MAP server is a Windows Server under the control of PxM, which allows a remote application to be launched from the PxM Client.

The MAP server installer MSI file is downloaded to and installed on the Windows Server. The installer contains the following components:

  • MAP service launcher: the program running the remote application when the application is opened through the PxM Client.
  • AutoIT application: manages the AutoIT scripts used by PxM to connect and talk to specific devices.
  • MAP service APIs: used to communicate with PxM. A client secret is used to secure the communication.
  • PxM-RT: enables multiple user connections from PxM to the Windows Server.

2.1. PxM Platform components

The PxM Platform consists of the following components:

PxM Components

Component Description
PxM Virtual Appliance Main component which drives the PxM Platform. It incorporates the virtual appliance, database, and Web Management Interface.
PxM Client

Allows SuperAdmins to access the Web Management Interface to manage PxM Platform and users to single sign onto devices and run device tasks.

Note

This is included in the PxM Virtual Appliance.

PxM MAP Server

Enables remote applications to be launched from the PxM Client.

The PxM MAP Server software is installed on a Microsoft Windows Server.

2.2. Prerequisites

As well as the PxM Virtual Appliance and the PxM Client, the following prerequisites are necessary for implementing MAP servers:

  • Min 4 CPU cores
  • Min 16 GB RAM
  • ‘Fast’ disk
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 or higher
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2
  • Installation of any management applications that are to be published

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