This graphic shows an Administration Console, a Machine A, and a Machine B. Machine A contains an Administration Server. Machine B contains Managed Server 1, a Node Manager, and a database. The Administration Console points to the Administration Server with an arrow labeled "1. Issues command to start MS1." The Administration Server points to the Node Manager with an arrow labeled "2. AS invokes NM, provides startup properties." The Node Manager points to Managed Server 1 with an arrow labeled "3. NM create MS1 process." Managed Server 1 points to the database with an arrow labeled "5. MS1 caches configuration."