Add a new managed set

Add a new managed set to synchronize settings for multiple appliances. A managed set is a grouping of appliances that share the same shareable appliance settings, managed domains and firmware version. Shareable appliance settings and managed domains are propagated to the subordinate appliances from the master appliance.

Verify the names of the DataPower appliances and firmware versions to add to the new managed set.

Complete these steps to add a new managed set from the console. We can click Launch to access the DataPower WebGUI to configure an appliance before you add the appliance to a managed set.

  1. From the console, click Servers > DataPower > Managed sets > New. This starts the New managed set wizard.

  2. Enter a unique name for the new managed set in the Name field. A managed set name must be unique and cannot contain an invalid character. The name field cannot contain the characters # $ @ \ / , : ; " * ? < > | = + & % or '.

  3. Choose a master appliance, and then click Next.

  4. Select appliances to add to the managed set, and click Next.

  5. View the summary of actions, and then click Finish.

What to do next

Create a new managed set might take several minutes to complete. When a new managed set is added, the DataPower appliance manager automatically creates a version of the sharable appliance settings from the master appliance and copies it to any subordinate appliances in the managed set. The firmware version for the managed set might also be automatically deployed to all of the appliances in the managed set that do not already have this firmware version.

After you create a managed set, we can use the console to add, replace, or remove appliances from that managed set.

Avoid trouble: Do not remove a DataPower appliance from a managed set if it is the only appliance in that managed set, until you have added the replacement appliance to that managed set. Removing the last appliance from a managed set causes the managed set to be deleted, and all of the versions of the shareable settings and domains to be removed from the DataPower appliance manager. There is not any way for you to recover these removed versions.gotcha


Related concepts

  • WebSphere DataPower appliance manager overview

  • dpManagerCommands (AdminTask)