LifeCycle Manager is a framework that facilitates standardized and uniform installation, maintenance, and management of M3 products. This framework enables administration and customization of several servers and products from a centralized location.
The LifeCycle Manager (LCM) installation consists of three components:
LifeCycle Manager Server
This is the central point of the architecture. This server hosts all of the installation components and scripts. It also hosts a database that contains information about all of the managed servers and Infor products installed on those servers.
LifeCycle Manager Service
This must be installed on each server that you want to manage with LifeCycle Manager. For example, the M3 Business Engine server or the Infor Smart Office server. To be able to install a LifeCycle Manager Service, a LifeCycle Manager Server must first be installed in the network.
LifeCycle Manager Client
This is the user interface for LifeCycle Manager. It is used by all users who manage Infor applications on the network. The client can be installed on each user’s desktop computer or on a centralized administration client. The client cannot communicate directly with the LifeCycle Manager Services, but must log on to the LifeCycle Manager Server. The server authenticates the user against an LDAP server.