PEM Getting Started v8

You can use either a graphical installer or an RPM package to install the PEM server and PEM agent; for detailed installation instructions, see Postgres Enterprise Manager Installation docs.

Each server in the PEM client tree control defines a set of connection and authentication properties that creates a connection to a Database server. The server can optionally bind the server to a PEM agent, defining a managed server, or not specify an agent binding, defining an unmanaged server. The process of defining the connection to a server is referred to as registering a server. You can use the Auto Discovery dialog to simplify the process of registering a managed server, or register a server manually.

You can (optionally) use the Server Group dialog to create server groups to organize the server connections within the tree control for easier server management. To open the Server Group dialog, open the Object menu, and select Server Group from the Create menu.