Appliance collection

Use this page to add, change, or remove a DataPower appliance in the DataPower appliance manager. We can also use this page to view information about the DataPower appliances that are in the appliance manager. Adding appliances to a DataPower appliance manager enables you to automatically keep synchronized the settings for all of the appliances that are in a DataPower appliance manager managed set. To view this console page, click Servers > DataPower > Appliances.

To view the values specified for a DataPower appliance, click the name of that appliance name in the list of available appliances. The displayed appliance settings page shows the values specified.

To initiate an operation on a DataPower appliance, select the name of the appliance to manage, and click the operation you want performed on that appliance. Click Launch to access the DataPower WebGUI in the default domain on the selected appliance. Pop-ups must be enabled for your browser.


Name

Specifies the symbolic name of the DataPower appliance.

An appliance name must be unique and cannot contain an invalid character. The name field cannot contain the following characters: # $ @ \ / , : ; " * ? < > | = + & % '.


Host Name

Host name or IP address of the DataPower appliance.


Managed Set

Name of the managed set that the appliance is assigned to. Appliances assigned to a managed set must be removed from the managed set before they can be removed from the appliance manager.


Master

Master appliance for the managed set to which this appliance is a member. All appliances in the managed set are synchronized using the settings of the master appliance.


Operational Status

Specifies the operational status of the appliance. The status is always unknown if the appliance is not part of a managed set or if the managed set has no managed domains. If the appliance is part of a managed set, the status reflects the aggregated operational status of all of the managed domains on this appliance.

This field is read-only. The following values might appear in this field:

up

Indicates that all of the service objects in all the managed domains on the appliance are enabled.

partial

Indicates that the service objects in all the managed domains on the appliance are a mix of enabled, disabled and unknown.

down

Indicates that all of the service objects in all the managed domains on the appliance are disabled.

unknown

Indicates that the state of all of the managed domains on the appliance could not be determined. It is possible that the state has yet to be retrieved, or that communication to the appliances has been lost. An appliance always has a status of unknown if the appliance is not part of a managed set, or if the appliance is part of a managed set that has no managed domains.


Synchronization Status

Whether the appliances are synchronized with other appliances in the managed set.

This field is read-only. The following values might appear in this field:

synced

Indicates that the firmware, sharable appliance settings and managed domains for the appliance are synchronized with the active firmware, sharable appliance and domain versions for the managed set.

changes pending

Indicates that at least one firmware synchronization, sharable appliance settings synchronization, or managed domains synchronization is queued for the appliance.

in progress

Indicates that the synchronization is currently being processed. The appliance has at least one firmware synchronization, settings synchronization, or managed domain synchronization active. Other firmware synchronizations, settings synchronizations, or managed domain synchronizations might also be pending for this appliance.

unknown

Indicates that the synchronization status is not known for at least one firmware synchronization, settings synchronization, or managed domain synchronization. Typically, this status means that the appliance manager has not yet contacted the appliance to get the management status. Firmware synchronizations, settings synchronizations, or managed domain synchronizations might also be pending, or in progress, for this appliance.

error

Indicates that an attempt to process a firmware synchronization, settings synchronization, or managed domain synchronization for this appliance has failed because of an error on the appliance. The appliance did respond, but responded with an error. This appliance might also have a management status of unknown, in progress or changes pending for a firmware synchronization, settings synchronization, or managed domain synchronization. See the error log for the deployment manager for more information.

unreachable

Indicates that an attempt to synchronize the appliance has failed because the appliance is not responding. This appliance might also have a management status of unknown, in progress, changes pending or error for a firmware synchronization, settings synchronization, or managed domain synchronization. See the error log for the deployment manager for more information.

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