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    Adding Regional Servers to the Redirect Tool

    Regional servers (called activation servers in the Redirect Tool) send boot images to remote devices to enable the devices to start. When you add a regional server to the data store, you specify settings that enable the Redirect Tool to verify that the correct regional server responds to the device requesting an image.

    Before you add new regional servers in the Redirect Tool:

    1. Install Network Activator on the central and regional servers.
    2. Set up regional servers in Network Activator.

    To add a regional server:

    1. Click Manage Servers.

      The Manage Servers window appears.

    2. Click Add New Server.

      The Add a Server panel appears.

    3. Configure the hostname and port according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
    4. In the Trust Anchor field, click Add and navigate to the X.509 certificate on the central server.

      You find certificates on the central server in the /etc/pki/tls/certs/ directory.

    5. Click ADD to add the regional server to the data store.
    6. Repeat Steps 3 through 5 to add another server.
    7. Click DONE.

    Table 1: Regional Server Settings




    Hostname (Key)

    Specify the IP address or fully qualified domain name ( FQDN ) of the regional server.



    Specify the port configured to communicate with remote devices.


    Trust Anchor

    Specify the X.509 certificate for this regional server. The certificate is located in the /etc/pki/tls/certs directory on the central server.

    Modified: 2016-10-19