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.
- From the console, click Servers > DataPower > Managed sets > New. This starts the New managed set wizard.
- 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 '.
- Choose a master appliance, and then click Next.
- Select appliances to add to the managed set, and click Next.
- 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
- Modify a managed set
We can change the members of a managed set, manually synchronize the sharable appliance settings, administer the versions of sharable appliance settings that are available for a managed set, change firmware versions, administer domains, or deploy a domain or sharable appliance settings version.
- Remove a managed set from the DataPower appliance manager
We can remove a managed set from the DataPower appliance manager if that managed set is not being used to manage appliances.
- Managed set collection for a DataPower appliance
Use this page to add, view, or delete a managed set. A managed set is a group of appliances whose firmware, shareable appliance settings and managed domains are all kept synchronized.
- Managed set settings
Use this page to view the general properties for the managed set, and a list of the appliances that are part of this managed set. We can also use this page to view lists of the shareable appliance settings versions, and managed and unmanaged domains that can be used with this managed set.
- Edit membership for a managed set
Use this page to add appliances to the managed set, remove appliances from the managed set, or mark an appliance as the master appliance for the managed set. All of the appliances in a managed set must have the same appliance type, model type and licensed features.
WebSphere DataPower appliance manager overview