Create proxy servers using the job manager

In a flexible management environment, we can submit the Create proxy server job. A proxy server routes requests to application server nodes. The job creates a proxy server that runs on a deployment manager or stand-alone node. The proxy server becomes a managed resource of the job manager.

Start the job manager. If we are adding the proxy server to a deployment manager node, start the deployment manager and the target federated node. If we are adding the proxy server to a stand-alone node, start the stand-alone node and the administrative agent. The target nodes must be managed by the job manager.

To submit the Create proxy server job, the target must support proxy servers.

Your ID at the job manager must be authorized for the administrator role or the operator role to submit jobs. When you submit a job, we can specify a user name and password for authentication and authorization at the target or targets. When you submit a job to multiple targets, the user name and password or the credentials for the submitter must apply to all the job targets.

We can use the administrative console of the job manager or the deployment manager to create a proxy server on one or more managed targets. From the console, choose the Create proxy server job, specify job options, review the summary, and submit the job. The steps describe how to use the job manager console to submit the job.

Instead of using a console, we can run the createProxyServer job script in the AdministrativeJobs command group. See the Administrative job types topic.

  1. Click Jobs > Submit from the navigation tree of the administrative console.

  2. Choose a job to create a proxy server.

    1. Select the Create proxy server job type from the list.

    2. Optionally specify a description of the job.

    3. Click Next.

  3. Choose the job targets on which to add the proxy server.

    Select one or more managed targets to which we can add proxy servers, such as deployment manager nodes.

    1. Select a group of targets from the list, or select Target names.

    2. If we selected Target names, then specify a target name and click Add, or click Find and specify the chosen targets on the Find targets page.

    3. If user authentication is required, specify a user name, password, or any other authentication values as needed.

    4. Click Next.

  4. Specify parameters for the create cluster job.

    1. For Server name, specify a proxy server name that is unique on the targets. For example, suppose a managed deployment manager node, myNode01, has one proxy server, proxy_server_1. Specify a name that is unique to myNode01:


    2. If we are creating the proxy server on a deployment manager node, for Node name specify the name of the target node. For example, suppose to add proxy_server_2 to a managed deployment manager node named myNode01, specify the node name:


    3. Click Next.

  5. Schedule the job.

    The times and dates specified are relative to the job manager.

    1. Optionally specify one or more email addresses where notifications are sent when the job finishes.

      If we specify multiple email addresses, separate them with commas.

    2. Select when the job is available for submission.

    3. Select the job expiration.

    4. Optionally specify a recurring interval for the job, a start date and time for the interval, and an end date and time for the interval.

    5. Click Next.

  6. Review the summary, and click Finish to submit the job.


The targets run the job and attempt to create the proxy server.

What to do next

On the Job status page, click the ID of the create proxy server job and view the job status. Click the status refresh icon

to refresh the displayed status.

If the job is not successful, view any error messages that result from running the job, correct the error condition, and submit the job again.

If the job is successful, click Jobs > Target resources to see the new proxy server in the list of resources. The status of the proxy server is Stopped.

After creating the proxy server, we can run a job that starts the proxy server.

Related concepts

  • Clusters and workload management

    Related tasks

  • Start and stop the job manager
  • Start and stop the administrative agent
  • Start and stop the deployment manager
  • Start and stop a node
  • Set up a job manager environment
  • Start servers using the job manager
  • Delete proxy servers using the job manager

  • Administrative job types
  • Find targets
  • Find target resources
  • Target resources collection