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Understanding the Deploy Mode Tasks Pane


The Tasks pane in Deploy mode lists the available tasks. The Deploy mode tasks that are available depend on the scope selected in the View pane.

Deploy mode tasks are divided into the following categories:

  • Configuration Deployment—These tasks enable you to deploy configuration changes to devices and manage configuration deployment jobs. Table 1 describes the configuration deployment tasks.

  • Image Management—These tasks enable you to manage software images on devices. Table 2 describes the image management tasks.

  • Device Management—These tasks enable you to view the device inventory, resynchronize the configuration of out-of-sync devices, and see extensive configuration settings that are present on a device.Table 3 describes the device management tasks.

  • Device Configuration File Management—These tasks enable you manage configuration files on managed devices. Table 4 describes the device configuration file management tasks.

  • Deploy Service—These tasks enable you to create a deployment plan that contains details about the settings and configuration parameters to be propagated and provisioned on the SDGs managed by Edge Services Director. For each approved deploy plan, a transaction is automatically created by the Edge Services Director application. Table 5 describes the service deployment tasks.

  • Service Edit—This task enables you to view the list of CGNAT, SFW, and packet policy or filter templates as pie charts, whose segments display service policy filters in various states. Table 6 describes the task associated with the viewing of service object statistical details.

  • Policy & Filters—These tasks enable the creation, update, display, publish and commission of packet filters, stateful firewall and NAT policies present on discovered and managed SDGs. Table 7 describes the service deployment tasks.

  • Key Tasks—Edge Services Director enables you to group the tasks that you perform frequently and create a list of key tasks. You can add any task from the Tasks pane to the Key Tasks list by selecting a task and clicking the plus (+) sign that appears adjacent to the task. For some modes, you can see that Edge Services Director has predefined some key tasks for you. You can modify this set of tasks to suit your requirements. This feature is available in Task pane irrespective of your current mode, scope, or view.

Table 1 through Table 4 describe the tasks in each task category.

Table 1: Configuration Deployment Tasks



Deploy Configuration Changes

Deploys pending configuration changes to devices.

Approve Change Requests

Enables a configuration approver to approve or reject a change request, which has been submitted for approval by an operator.

Set SNMP Trap Configuration

Enables SNMP traps on network devices so that Edge Services Director can collect and manage event and error information from these devices.

View Deployment Jobs

Manages configuration deployment jobs.

Table 2: Image Management Tasks



Manage Image Repository

Manages the software images repository on the server.

Deploy Images to Devices

Deploys software images from the repository to devices.

View Image Deployment Jobs

Manages software image deployment jobs.

Table 3: Device Management Tasks



Resynchronize Device Configuration

Resynchronizes the device configuration maintained in Build mode with the running configuration on the devices.

Show Current Configuration

Shows the selected device’s current configuration.

View Inventory

Displays the device inventory of the selected node.

Table 4: Device Configuration File Management Tasks



Manage Device Configuration Files

Manages backup device configuration files.

View Configuration File Mgmt Jobs

Manages device configuration file management jobs.

Table 5: Service Deployment Tasks



Manage Deployment Plans

Enables you to create deployment plans, which contain the configuration settings and attributes of services that must be propagated to SDGs. You can provision the deploy plans to transfer the configuration to devices immediately or schedule the deployment at a later specified time.


Displays all of the transactions generated by the system for approved deploy plans. You can delete a transaction, which causes the transaction to be removed from listing, but does not delete the deployment plan associated with it. In addition, you can view the XML API format of configurations that exist on the device.

Table 6: Service Edit Tasks



View Statistics

Displays a set of five pie charts when you select Service Edit from the task pane. The pie charts are displayed for the different policy and service filters, such as ADC, TLB, CGNAT, stateful firewall, and packet filter templates, in various configuration states, such as in-synchronization, out-of-synchronization, and synchronization-in-progress.

Table 7: Policy and Filter Tasks




Enables you to create, update, and delete CGNAT policies on selected SDGs.


Enables you to create, update, and delete stateful firewall policies on selected SDGs.

Packet Filter

Enables you to create, update, and delete packet and service filter policies on selected SDGs.