Use the DataPower appliance manager

The DataPower appliance manager automatically starts if you issue a request to the DataPower appliance manager and it is not already started. We can initiate a request , or by selecting any of the console pages that enable you to view or change settings for DataPower appliances, firmware, or managed sets, or the administrative console page used to monitor DataPower appliance manager tasks. The appliance manager also automatically starts when the deployment manager starts if there are any DataPower appliances configured in the appliance manager.

The first time that you use the DataPower appliance manager, add at least one appliance to the appliance manager. Before adding an appliance to the appliance manager, verify that:

Avoid trouble: Remember that the XML management interface port, which defaults to port number 5550, is different from the Web Management Service port, which defaults to port number 9090. The DataPower appliance manager uses the XML management interface port to manage the DataPower appliances. Use Web Management Service port to access the WebGUI on the DataPower appliance. We can use the same user ID and password to access both the XML management interface and the WebGUI. gotcha

When the DataPower appliance manager starts, it automatically starts the channel chain which causes a bind to the port defined for the DataPower appliance manager.

To access the DataPower appliance manager, in the console, click Servers > DataPower, and then perform one or more of the following actions. As previously stated, if this is the first time that you are using the DataPower appliance manager, add at least one appliance to the appliance manager before completing any of the other actions.

If we need to shut down the DataPower appliance manager, in the console, click Servers > DataPower > Appliance manager, and then click Shutdown Manager.


What to do next

We can configure SSL for the DataPower appliance manager.


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Related tasks

  • Set up the DataPower appliance manager

  • dpManagerCommands (AdminTask)
  • Appliance manager settings