Connector Appliance in a nutshell is a self-contained, hardened appliance with:
1. Connector Software
SmartConnectors are pre-installed and are constantly running in their own 'Container'. Even without any configured connectors, they continue to run in their own Java memory space.
2. Connector Management functionality (web process)
A GUI that allows SmartConnectors to be locally and remotely managed, including configuration and monitoring of the processes.
• Centralized management and full control of local, remote and software connectors
• Wizard based interface designed to automate common management tasks
There are three main types of appliance models : C1x00, C3x00, and C5x00.
For more information, refer to the Connector Appliance Release Notes (for platform changes and updates) and the Connector Appliance Administrator Guide.