MarvelClient Essentials

You may have already heard from IBM and HCL’s announcement at CollabSphere that we’ve been working together to provide an easier, faster and cheaper way to the upcoming Notes 10: MarvelClient Essentials.

While the intent is for MarvelClient Essentials to be built directly into the Notes 10.x Client later this year, we’re proud to announce that you can download and install it on your current IBM Notes 9.x Clients – free of charge – starting October 3rd. What a perfect way to get ready for IBM Notes 10!

If you are new to MarvelClient: It is the fastest and most capable IBM Notes Client Management solution, with more than 11 million licenses sold in over 70 countries.

The free MarvelClient Essentials now makes some of this functionality available to everyone, such as:

  • Continuously analyze and visualize IBM Notes workspace, client configuration, and operating system details
  • Take stock of your client deployment complexity and inconsistencies
  • Deploy files – such as your Notes 10 upgrade image, run programs, and manage the Windows Registry
  • Provide IT, helpdesk, and management with all necessary details, facts, and figures
  • Identify pitfalls during upgrades such as insufficient resources or non-standard installations
  • Prepare a more efficient upgrade path, reduce risk and helpdesk tickets

The above are just a few examples.
In the video to the right you can learn more about MarvelClient Essentials, and how it can help you. Or you could check out our webinars here. Our knowledge base has more details on how MarvelClient works.

panagenda is very excited to share MarvelClient’s unrivaled functionality with the world! We are honored to be a part of IBM Notes and IBM Domino itself. Being recognized as the leading vendor in the Notes Client Management solutions space makes us very proud! A big thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout the years!

We have one more major announcement up our sleeve that will blow your socks off, so be sure to get on our mailing list to be the first to know about this powerful surprise soon!

Feature Comparison Essentials vs Basic

EssentialsBasic
Analyze
Desktop, Bookmarks
notes.ini, User Preferences
Mailfile Details
IBM Notes Version and Installation Information
OS and HW Overview
Local Databases / Replicas
Eclipse and Plugin Details
Eclipse Settings (incl Sametime)
ECL
Server<->Client Latency
ID File Details
Locations, Connections, Accounts, Certificates
HW / SW Inventory
Mail Archives
Windows Application Usage
Configuration
notes.ini and MC Config Variables
Any .ini File
User Preferences
Windows Registry
Up-/Download
Upload Data for Analyze
Upload Backups for Rollback
File Deployment
Smart File Downloader
Roll Back User Configuration
Run
Run Progams
Run Notes Processes
Run Agents
Run Notes Formulas
Copy, Move, Delete Files
Compact Desktop
Manage
Workspace Pages
Desktop Icons
Local Replicas
Replicator Page
Bookmarks & Bookmark Folders
Locations
Connections
ECL
ID File Management
Profile Documents
Switch Location
Migrate
Mass Change to Update Database Links
Mass Delete to Remove Database Links

FAQs

What makes MarvelClient so special?

With panagenda MarvelClient you get absolute control over all your IBM Notes clients. This allows for cost-optimized operation all year round and keeps your clients up-to-date.

The initial client setup, efficient roaming, and endless configuration options are just some of the reasons that make MarvelClient a state-of-the-art solution.With up to 15,000 changes per second, MarvelClient is the world’s fastest IBM Notes client management solution!

What does client management mean?

Notes Client Management exists in all companies, but in different forms. One can either try to solve all problems with IBM Desktop Policies, or practice the inefficient yet very common one-on-one client management i.e. identifying and resolving problems when an end user logs it to the helpdesk.

Client management with panagenda MarvelClient means avoiding helpdesk calls in advance through efficient and seamless optimization. Ensure that your desired client configuration is loaded at every client startup. From a new employee’s first client startup to new devices for existing staff as well as every single client startup. MarvelClient completely personalizes and optimizes all your clients. From laptops and desktops to virtual clients (Citrix, Windows Terminal Server, VDI) and IBM Notes browser plug-in clients.

What can I configure and standardize with MarvelClient Manage?

Principally, the possibilities with MarvelClient are very diverse. Some popular examples include:

Desktop and Citrix clients get a connection document, laptops get two
Depending on their department and role, employees are automatically privy to certain databases
Manage Desktop Icons, Bookmarks, local Replicas, Replicator pages and Replicator settings
Immediate rollout and removal of plugins for the sidebar – without repetitive rebooting the clients
Configuring social components, such as IBM Sametime and IBM Connections settings
Environment documents are always synchronized with the public address book – including delegates
Regular clean-up for optimal client stability and performance

How can I prevent 80% of helpdesk calls with MarvelClient?

MarvelClient offers you a variety of ways to resolve user problems even before they arise. This starts with self-healing clients, where unintentional misconfigurations are reset when restarting, and ends with the automatic takeover of server-side changes, such as consolidations and server migrations. There is so much more between these spectrums: for example, the real-time monitoring of the clients preventing unwanted actions to be taken by specific users or groups, such as deleting databases (locally or on the server) even if the necessary rights exist.

What makes a comprehensive client analysis so valuable?

The lack of insight into the basis of an IBM Notes client landscape poses major problems for companies. MarvelClient always gives you an instant view of your entire Notes client inventory. MarvelClient Analyze provides the following details about your Notes client configuration:

Performance measurements and identification of bottlenecks
Setup and configuration inconsistencies
IBM Notes client versions and setup details
Desktop Icons
Bookmarks
Replicator page entries
Local replicas and databases (including the important ODS and build version information)
notes.ini
ID file and security configuration details
Eclipse settings
Location and connection documents, accounts and certificates
Collecting the hardware and software inventory

What MarvelClient features are included with Essentials?

MarvelClient Essentials includes parts of the Analyze, Manage, and Upgrade modules:

Analysis information about IBM Notes desktop, bookmarks and notes.ini settings
Management actions for notes.ini and registry changes
User settings
SmartFileDownloader and File Deployment
Run Program Action (limited to non-IBM Notes Tasks)
Conditions and some utility actions (Regex, Escapestring, …)

How does MarvelClient help with the initial configuration of Notes clients?

MarvelClient can save you hundreds and thousands of hours of work by automating setup and position- or department-specific personalizing of end-user Notes clients. In combination with SecurityInsider, application deployment is also possible based on Notes groups.

Using MarvelClient, you can simply and reliably define how your clients should look from the very beginning. The configuration options include: environment and connection documents, cross-certificates, ECL settings, notes.ini entries, desktop icons, bookmarks, replicas and replicator pages, Eclipse settings, plugins for the sidebar, IBM Samtetime, IBM Connections and much more.

Can I also configure Sametime Communities with MarvelClient?

Yes. You can add missing Sametime communities, modify or remove existing communities, and set specific communities as default. In addition to this you can make sure that only certain fields / areas of the Sametime community configurations are managed or changed by MarvelClient. The rest is left up to the user.

Can I also use MarvelClient for really big consolidations?

Yes, no problem for the fastest client management solution out there!

One of our client’s largest consolidation projects would have been virtually impossible without MarvelClient. It consisted moving well over 100,000 users and thousands of applications. On over a thousand Microsoft Windows servers, spread out over various sites, to less than 100 centralized new Unix machines in two data centers.

Overall, MarvelClient led 25 billion changes within two years.

What exactly is the MarvelClient Cloud Readiness Check?

MarvelClient allows you to easily evaluate whether your IBM Notes client environment is ready for your cloud onboarding. Get insight into the most successful configuration details to help you prepare your client landscape for an optimal cloud migration. Even during and after cloud onboarding, MarvelClient offers a full perspective through an overview of the progress during your cloud migration and the preparation of numerous settings for optimal operation of your clients.

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