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.