The WAVE Management Server is a Web-based Application Used to Enter and Store All of the Configuration Information for a WAVE System.
Every WAVE system has at least one WAVE Management Server and a collection of WAVE components controlled by a single WAVE Management Server is called a WAVE Domain. As well as providing configuration services for a WAVE system, the Management Server also provides administrative and security services to the WAVE Domain and every attached client application.
The WAVE Management Server is a web application used to configure all WAVE components. It can be accessed remotely or locally, and is hosted on a Windows Server 2003 SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 system. Using the WAVE Management Server, an administrator can define and configure user accounts and their permissions, setup communication device and gateway interfaces and provision a multitude of other services.
The flexibility of WAVE allows the user to decide where to maintain the Management Server. Some organizations, for example, maintain a single Management
Server for the entire company at corporate headquarters. Others maintain Management Servers at each branch office.
The WAVE Management Server is needed to setup the other WAVE system components, but a WAVE Domain can run as a “headless” peer-to-peer system if the WAVE Management Server is disabled or cannot be accessed.