The Symantec Management Platform includes the following core components:
The Symantec Management Platform service that processes events, facilitates communications with managed computers, and coordinates the work of the other Symantec Management Platform services.
Symantec Management Console
A Web-based user interface that lets you monitor and manage Notification Server and its solutions.
Configuration Management Database (CMDB)
The database that stores all of the information about managed computers.
The Symantec Management Platform can host several types of middleware components, such as package servers and task servers. The official name for a middleware component is "site service." Any component that hosts a site service is known as a site server.
Symantec Management Agent
The software that is installed on a computer to enable Notification Server to monitor and manage it. After the Symantec Management Agent is installed, that computer becomes a managed computer.
Software Management Framework
An interface that lets you create and manage the software resources that are in the Software Catalog. It also lets you manage the packages that are in the Software Library. The Software view provides a central location for initiating the software-related tasks that are performed in your organization.