- Managed Web Server: When web server is installed on machine which has a node agent and that node agent is used for managing the Web server. In case of managed web server you can check status of the web server generate and propagate the plugin-cfg.xml file to the web server. If your using IBM Http Server then you can do some additional things like change httpd.conf which is the main configuration file for the web server, start stop the server, view the log files for the web server.
- UnManaged Web Server:When web server is installed on node which does not have node agent for manging the server or your not managing the web server using node agent then it is called Unmanaged Web server. In case of unmanaged web server you can check status of web server and generate plugin-cfg.xml file. BUt if its non IBM Http Server then you will have to propagate the plugin-cfg.xml manually to the web server.
Managed Vs Unmanaged Web Server
When deciding on the web server configuration you have following two choices