Novell® Remote Manager for NetWare® (portal.nlm) is a browser-based utility that you can use to manage one or more NetWare servers from a remote location.
Novell Remote Manager provides all the functionality of Monitor, along with some functionality of other utilities available at the server console; however, Novell Remote Manager makes this functionality available from a Web browser. You can use Novell Remote Manager to monitor your server's health, change the configuration of your server, or perform diagnostic and debugging tasks.
The advantages of using Novell Remote Manager rather than Monitor or RConsolej for server management are:
It accesses information much more quickly than other remote management tools.
It is installed by default on all NetWare servers and requires no special configuration for most operations.
It does not require a special client.
It provides a graphical interface that makes interpreting diagnostic information much more comprehensible and easier to manage.
It provides added functionality that is not available in the other management utilities.
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