24x7 RA Server Version Comparison 24x7 RA Server Version Comparison

24x7 Remote Automation Servers for Linux and UNIX

Version Comparison

Feature Native code version Java version
(password security)
Java version
(PAM security)
Programming language C Java Java
Executable file format Machine-executable code Java classes executed by Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Java classes executed by Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
Executable program type System TCP daemon process Standalone server Standalone server
Installation program included Yes No. Not required No. Not required
Additional software dependencies No Yes. Requires Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition v1.4.x or better Yes. Requires Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition v1.4.x or better
Code base size Compact Compact* Compact*
Performance High. Native machine-executable code. Medium. Average Java performance. Medium. Average Java performance.
Portability across different Unix/Linux systems No Yes (except IBM AIX) Yes
Licensing model Single System Licensing or Site Licensing. Unlimited number of users/jobs. Single System Licensing or Site Licensing. Unlimited number of users/jobs. Single System Licensing or Site Licensing. Unlimited number of users/jobs.
User authentication method Standard PAM Standard Unix passwrd utility Standard PAM
Session management Separate system process for every session Separate system process for every session Separate system process for every session
Session security Every session is run in the context of the authenticated user Every session is run in the context of the authenticated user Every session is run in the context of the authenticated user
Support concurrent sessions Yes Yes Yes
Requires root permissions for the installation No (optional) Yes No (optional)
Running jobs as root user Yes No Yes
Running jobs as non-root user and non-admin users Yes Yes Yes
Writing audit log file Yes Yes Yes
Writing audit data to syslog Yes Yes Yes
Running asynchronous jobs Yes Yes Yes
Running synchronous jobs Yes Yes Yes
Capturing job standard and error outputs Yes Yes Yes
Support transparent across-system file access (Create/read/write) Yes Yes Yes
Support across-system file transfers Yes Yes Yes
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Additional Information

For additional install/uninstall information, security, usage instructions, automation examples, please see 24x7unix.pdf file, which is also provided with the 24x7 Automation Suite files.

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