This section provides an overview of Postgres Enterprise Manager (PEM) installation and configuration; for detailed instructions, please consult the Postgres Enterprise Manager Installation Guide, available at:
1. Install the PEM server components. The PEM server software and backend database (named pem) may reside on the same host as the supporting ApacheHTTPD server, or may reside on a separate host. You may use an existing Postgres server to host the PEM server, or use the PostgreSQL installer bundled with the PEM server installer to create the backend database.You can use the PEM web client (installed by default with the PEM server installer) to manage your PEM installation, or install the full-featured PEM client. Unlike the lighter web-client, the full-featured PEM client allows you to execute SQL commands through a secure SSH tunnel.
3. If you do not wish to install an agent on each monitored system, specify a non-resident agent to monitor the system when you register the monitored database with the PEM server.