Appliances tab

Use the Appliances tab to configure settings for the system of a Web Gateway appliance.

Figure 1. Appliances tab


Main elements of the Appliances tab

The following table describes the main elements of the Appliances tab.

Table 1: Main elements of the Appliances tab
Element Description
Appliances toolbar Toolbar with items for adding appliances to a Central Management cluster, removing them, and updating them all at once
Appliances tree Tree structure of appliances with the system settings for each appliance

Appliance toolbar

(appears when an appliance is selected on the appliances tree)

Toolbar with items for working with a selected appliance
Appliance settings System settings for the selected appliance

Appliances toolbar

The appliances toolbar provides the following options.

Table 2: Appliances toolbar
Option Definition
Add/Join

Opens the Add/Join Appliance window where you can include an appliance as a node in a Central Management cluster.

To include an appliance, you can do one of the following

  • Add an appliance to a cluster on the user interface of a different appliance that is already a node of the cluster
  • Join an appliance to a cluster on its own interface
Note: A cluster CA (certificate authority) must exist in both cases on an appliance that is to be included in the cluster.
Delete Deletes a selected appliance.
Update engines Updates DAT files with virus signatures and other filtering information for all appliances in a Central Management cluster.

The following table describes the options of the Add/Join Appliance window.

Table 3: Add/Join Appliance window
Option Definition
Host name or IP Specifies the host name or IP address of an appliance that is included in a cluster.
Network group Provides a list for selecting a network group that an appliance is assigned to.
Select

Lets you select the mode of including an appliance in a cluster.

  • Add — Includes an appliance as a node in a cluster when you are working on the interface of a different appliance that is already a node of the cluster.
  • Join — Includes an appliance as a node in a cluster when you are working on the interface of this appliance.

Appliance toolbar

The appliance toolbar provides the following options.

Table 4: Appliance toolbar
Option Definition
Reboot Restarts an appliance.
Flush cache Flushes the web cache of an appliance.
Update appliance software Installs an updated version of the appliance software.
Shutdown Lets an appliance become inactive.
Rotate logs Rotates log files on an appliance.
Rotate and push logs Rotates log files on an appliance and pushes them to the destination that is specified within the Log File Manager settings.