The various components of CCS can be described as follows:
Table: Components of CCS
The CCS Application Server is the hub of CCS. The Directory Service in the CCS Application Server stores information about business objects, preferences, and other information. In addition, the Directory Service hosts the certificate authority for the CCS system, and issues and validates certificates. Certificates are used to ensure secure communications between the CCS components.
CCS jobs flow from the CCS Console to the Application Server and then to one of the CCS Manager Load Balancers. When reports are complete, the Application Server retrieves the report from the reporting database and sends it to the console for display to the user. In addition, the Application Server manages data storage and manages the scheduled jobs and workflow in the production database.
CCS Manager performs up to five different duties in CCS. Each of these duties is called a role. A single instance of the CCS Manager can provide more than one role simultaneously. Normally, a CCS deployment includes many servers that each hosts a CCS Manager installation. When a deployment contains multiple CCS Manager installations, each CCS Manager performs a single role.
CCS Console is a Windows application that runs on a client computer. The console allows access to the full range of CCS activities. Only users who have been assigned to roles that allow them to work in the console can perform activities in the console.