Client tier

The client tier consists of the client programs and consoles that are used for development, administration, and other tasks, and the computers where those programs and consoles are installed.

Based on the products and components that you select in the InfoSphere® Information Server installation program, the following tools are installed as part of the client tier:
  • IBM® InfoSphere Information Server console, which can include the InfoSphere Information Services Director client, InfoSphere Information Analyzer client, and administration, depending on which product modules you choose to install.
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage® and QualityStage® Administrator client
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage and QualityStage Designer client
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage and QualityStage Director client
  • IBM InfoSphere FastTrack client
  • IBM InfoSphere Information Server Manager client
  • IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog client
  • The Multi-Client Manager is installed when you install a product that includes InfoSphere DataStage and InfoSphere QualityStage client tier components. The Multi-Client Manager enables you to switch between multiple versions of InfoSphere DataStage clients.
  • Metadata interchange agent and InfoSphere Metadata Integration Bridges. The metadata interchange agent enables the use of bridges with InfoSphere Metadata Asset Manager.
  • IBM InfoSphere Connector Migration Tool
  • IBM InfoSphere Information Server istool command line. The istool framework is installed on the engine tier and client tier. The command options for IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer, IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, and InfoSphere FastTrack are installed with the framework only when those products are installed.

The following diagram shows the client tier.

Figure 1. Client tier components
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