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About This Book

This book is an introduction to accessing and running an InterSystems IRIS® data platform system. Managing InterSystems IRIS is easy; whether running on a single PC or on a system of thousands of users, most of the information you need to get the system running is contained in this document.

InterSystems IRIS is available on a number of different operating systems. Certain administrative procedures and tasks may differ according to platform. Where this is the case, this document describes these differences. On all supported operating system-web server combinations, InterSystems IRIS provides the browser-based application to manage and administer your InterSystems IRIS system. You can also use the Portal from a remote web server.

On Microsoft Windows systems, InterSystems IRIS also provides a set of graphical user interface (GUI) system utilities (available from either the InterSystems IRIS launcher in the Windows system tray or from the Windows Programs menu). These graphical utilities are client-server applications that can talk to the local InterSystems IRIS system or a remote InterSystems IRIS server regardless of platform. In addition, InterSystems IRIS provides a set of analogous, text-based utilities that can be invoked from the Terminal or used to manage a remote system using Telnet.

This book introduces the following topics:

For detailed information, see the Table of Contents.