BrightStor Storage Resource Manager (SRM) Windows client: How to work with remote windows client

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Windows Client

You can install and run the Windows Client on a separate machine.  The Windows Client communicates with the Open Systems Application Server through Remote Procedure Call (RPC). RPC is a protocol that runs on top of TCP/IP. You can install any number of windows Clients on separate machines and access the same application server, but one windows client cannot connect to different application servers simultaneously.


Each Windows Client communicates with the Pervasive.SQL database on the Application Server. If you want to allow access from more than two Windows Clients to the same application server at the same time, you will need to buy additional licenses for the Pervasive.SQL database.

Note: By default application server installs a windows client on the same server. One license is reserved for the application server's windows client. This windows client can only connect to its own Application server and not to remote application servers.

Defining a Host

A BrightStor SRM host is a server where the Application Server is running or a z/OS host where Vantage is running. You can use the Host List to define a host, and to maintain data collection and connections for your hosts.

Note: The Application Server installation program creates a shared directory named BSRM on the BrightStor SRM Data directory of the Application Server computer. Only the user who installed the Application Server software has access rights to the BSRM share. If the BSRM share's access rights differ from the access rights you have when you log on to the Windows Client computer, then you must modify your access rights to the BSRM share on the Application Server.

Change Application Server

When you have defined more than one Open Systems host (Application Server), you can then connect to any Application Server, with the following restrictions:

  • You cannot define additional Open Systems hosts (Application Servers) with an Application Server's Windows Client.  Only standalone Windows Clients can have more than one Open System host added to the Hosts list.

  • You can only connect to one Open Systems host (Application Server) at a time.

Access Rights:

Windows client login id needs access to the Brightstor SRM database files, so the logged in user must have access to the BSRM share on the Application server. To work on Application Server machine, user must have local administrative rights.  Standalone Windows Clients require standard user rights on the local machine.

Note: Because of the rights issue windows clients cannot work on non trusted domains.  Remote windows clients must be on the same domain or on a trusted Domain.