Opening consoles and clients by using the Launchpad

The Launchpad is a standard, single web interface for opening the various clients or consoles for IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server.

You can access the Launchpad by constructing the following URL:


If clustering is not set up, the server variable is the name of the computer where you have installed your application server. The default port number is 9443. If you use the default HTTPS 9443 port, you can omit the port number, and 9443 is used automatically. For example, https://my_computer/ibm/iis/launchpad.

If clustering is set up, server:port is the name or IP address and the port of the front-end dispatcher, either the web server or the load balancer. Do not use the host name and port of a particular cluster member.

You can access these installed products and tools from the Launchpad:
  • Data Quality Exception Console
  • Subscription Manager
  • IBM InfoSphere Data Click
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage® and QualityStage® Operations Console
  • IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog
  • IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer thin client
  • IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Dashboard
  • IBM InfoSphere Information Server Administration Console
  • IBM InfoSphere Metadata Asset Manager
  • IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Standardization Rules Designer

Each of these installed products can also be accessed without using the Launchpad by using their individual URLs.