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3.9 Electronic Service Agent
The Electronic Service Agent category contains all the background information about each of
the Electronic Service Agents. There are informational brochures, connectivity guides,
security and privacy documents, success stories, actual code to download (if the ESA code is
not already shipped with the operating system), user guides, readme files, and tours.
Figure 3-22 is the main view of the category.
Figure 3-22 Service Agent category main view
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The Learn about section has all the high level information that you might want to read about
each Service Agent. Figure 3-23 shows the results when you click Learn about → Security
Figure 3-23 Learn about
Security Information topic
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In the Use Service Agent Data topic, you see various tools and offerings that are enabled by
Service Agent. These include the Electronic Services Web site categories of My Systems and
My Search. The ESA inventory information gives this function customized results that are
used for improving your operations and system performance. Figure 3-25 shows the listings
under Use Service Agent Data → Performance Mgmt.
Figure 3-25 Use Service Agent Data
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Download Service Agent topic shows you by platform where to find the ESA code, either
with the operating system package or available from download from the Web. In Figure 3-26,
the topic is open to the System x platform and Standalone - Linux. The download package zip
file contains the ESA code, user guide, readme file, and response file.
Figure 3-26 Download System x and Linux