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Importing All Types of Objects

 

Although you can import objects individually based on the services or applications you are using in your deployment, you can also retrieve and add all of the object types that are supported for different services in a single, one-step operation. You can select an SDG from which you want to import all of the objects contained in it. The supported or applicable objects of CGNAT pools, CGNAT rules, CGNAT rule sets, SFW rules, SFW rule sets, applications, application sets, and real servers can be imported in a bulk manner from a device. Similarly, you can also select an XML file that contains a collection of such objects and import all object definitions to the Edge Services Director database.

To import all types of objects in a single operation:

  1. From the View selector, select Service View. The workspaces that are applicable to this view are displayed.
  2. From the Junos Space user interface, click the Build icon on the Edge Services Director banner.

    The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.
  3. Select Object Builder from the task pane.

    The Object Builder page is displayed.

    Figure 1: Object Builder Page
    Object Builder Page

    The Object Builder window displays the individual elements or components with a graphical icon for each of the object elements and the corresponding names in separate boxes. Beneath each of the icons that signify the object types, the number of objects of each type already imported is also displayed.

  4. Click the Import button.

    The Add to Object Builder dialog box is displayed.

  5. Do one of the following for the Import section:
    • Select the From Existing Service Gateway radio button if you want to import the real server from SDGs that are present in the Edge Services Director database.

    • Select the From XML radio button if you want to import the real server from an XML configuration file on an external system.

  6. If you selected the option to import the object from SDGs, do the following:
    • Click the Normal View tab to view the list of SDGs. You can search for specific SDGs by entering a search item and clicking the Search icon.

      Alternatively, click the Group View tab to view the list of SDG groups. You can search for specific SDG groups by entering a search item and clicking the Search icon.

    • Click the plus sign (+) next to the All Service Gateways item to expand the tree structure that displays the list of SDGs or SDG groups. If the SDG pair is configured, you can select one of the devices, master or standby, from which you want to import the object.

      Alternatively, if you selected the Group View tab, you can select an SDG from the groups displayed from which you want to import the object.

    • Click Import. The object is added to the database and can be used during configuration of services or policies.

  7. If you selected the option to import from an XML file, do the following:
    • Click Browse beside the File Name field to navigate to the path where an XML file is available to be imported.

    • Click Import. The object is added to the database and can be used during configuration of services or policies.

  8. Click the Clear button at the bottom of the Object Builder page to delete all the object definitions imported from SDGs to the database of Edge Services Director. You are prompted to confirm the deletion. Click OK to confirm.
  9. Click the links beneath the graphical icon of each of the configured object elements to navigate directly to the Import page of that corresponding object.