Central Management Central Management allows you to administer multiple appliances that you have set up within your network as nodes in a common configuration. When administering a Central Management configuration, you are dealing mainly with: Nodes — An appliance can be set up as a node that is connected to other nodes and can send and receive data to and from them to perform updates, backups, downloads and other activities. Node groups — Nodes are assigned to different types of node groups that allow data transfer in different ways. Scheduled jobs — Data can be transferred according to different kinds of schedules that you can configure. Update schedules can also be configured for the nodes in a Central Management configuration specifying the time when updates should be performed and when not. Central Management configuration In a Central Management configuration, multiple appliances run as nodes and can be administered from any node according to what you have configured. Configure Central Management You can configure Central Management for multiple appliances within your network to administer them as nodes in a common configuration. Add an appliance to a Central Management configuration You can add an appliance as a node to a Central Management configuration and assign it to a network group. Assign a node to node groups You can assign an appliance that is a node in a Central Management configuration to node groups of a different types to allow different kinds of data transfer between nodes. Best practices - Configuring Central Management node groups In a Central Management configuration, nodes are assigned to node groups to enable different ways of communication between the nodes. Verify the synchronization of nodes The user interface displays, among other general information, a timestamp for each node in a Central Management Configuration, which allows you to verify whether all nodes are synchronized. Replace the cluster certificate To replace the default certificate for SSL-secured communication between cluster nodes with a certificate of your own, generate a certificate and import it into the cluster. Create a tenant ID Create a tenant ID, which identifies you as the owner of this instance of Web Gateway and of other Intel security products that you have purchased. Add a scheduled job You can add a scheduled job to a list of jobs to let them be executed according to a time schedule that you configure. Update the appliance software in a Central Management configuration To update the appliance software on the nodes of a Central Management configuration, you can perform the update procedure from the user interface of one of the nodes, which is itself the last to be updated.