The UMS Server is a server application which requires a database management system (RDBMS). Information regarding supported database management systems can be found under Installation Requirements for the IGEL UMS. The database can be installed on the server itself or on a remote host.

The UMS Server communicates internally with the database and externally with the registered devices and the UMS Console:

Typically, the UMS Console and UMS Server are installed on different computers. Data transmission between the UMS Server and devices as well as between the UMS Server and Console is encrypted.

All configurations for the managed devices are saved in the database. Changes to a configuration are made in the database and are transferred to the device if necessary. The device can retrieve the information from the database during the booting procedure or you can send the new configuration to the device manually. A scheduled configuration update is also possible.