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    Adding a Secure Access Cluster with Imported Cluster Members

    Add and import a Secure Access cluster in NSM by following these procedures:

    1. Installing and Configuring the Cluster
    2. Adding the Cluster in NSM
    3. Adding the Cluster Members in NSM
    4. Configuring and Activating the DMI Agent on the Cluster
    5. Importing Cluster Configuration

    Installing and Configuring the Cluster

    You must install and configure the Cluster to have logon credentials for an NSM administrator before you can add the cluster to NSM.

    Adding the Cluster in NSM

    Before you can add a Secure Access device cluster to NSM, you must first add the cluster object, and then add its members.

    To add new cluster to NSM:

    1. From the left pane of the NSM UI, click Configure.
    2. Expand Device Manager and select Devices. The Devices workspace appears on the right side of the screen.
    3. Click the Device Tree tab, click the New button, and select Cluster. The New - Cluster dialog box appears.
    4. Enter the cluster name and select the required color, OS name (SA), and platform and managed OS version from the drop-down lists.
    5. Click OK, The new cluster appears in the Device Manager.

    Adding the Cluster Members in NSM

    You add cluster members one at a time, in a similar manner to adding standalone devices.

    Adding Cluster Members through Not Reachable Workflow

    To add a cluster member through the non-reachable workflow:

    1. From the left pane of the NSM UI, click Configure.
    2. Expand Device Manager and select Devices. The Devices workspace appears on the right side of the screen.
    3. Click the Device Tree tab, and select the cluster to which you want to add the members.
    4. Click the New button and select Cluster Member. The New–Cluster Member dialog box appears.
    5. Enter the cluster member name, select Device Is Not Reachable, and click Next.
    6. From the Choose Device Server Connections Parameter area, select:
      • Use Default Device Server IP Address and Port—Connects the device to the NSM device server IP address and port.
      • Use Device Server Through MIP—Connects to the NSM device server through a mapped IP address and port.
    7. Click Next, and a unique external ID gets generated automatically. This ID represents the device within the management system.
    8. Enter an admin username for the device admin.
    9. Set the admin user password and the first connection one-time password:
      1. Enter a new password in the Set Password box.
      2. Confirm the new password and click OK.
      • Make a note of the unique external ID. The device administrator will need it to configure connectivity with NSM. The wizard automatically enters this value for the device. This ID number represents the device within the management system.
      • Specify the administrator username and password for the SSH connection. This name and password must match the name and password already configured on the device.
      • Specify the first connection one time password (OTP) that authenticates the device. Make a note of this password. The device administrator will need it to configure the connectivity with NSM.
    10. Click Finish to add the cluster member to the NSM GUI. The cluster member appears in the Devices workspace.

    Adding Cluster Members through Reachable Workflow

    To add a cluster member:

    1. From the left pane of the NSM UI, click Configure.
    2. Expand Device Manager and select Devices. The Devices workspace appears on the right side of the screen.
    3. Click the Device Tree tab, and select the cluster to which you want to add the members.
    4. Click the New button and select Cluster Member. The New–Cluster Member dialog box appears.
    5. Enter the cluster member name, select Device Is Reachable and click Next.
    6. Specify the device connection settings:
      • IP Address—IP address of the Secure Access device.
      • Admin User Name—Administrator user name created for the Secure Access device.
      • Password—Administrator password created for the Secure Access device.
    7. Click Next, The Secure Access device is detected and the device details are displayed.
    8. Enter a new name for the Secure Access device in Device Name to change the host name of the device.
    9. Click Finish to add the cluster member to the NSM GUI. The cluster member as a child of the Secure Access cluster in the Devices workspace.

    Configuring and Activating the DMI Agent on the Cluster

    On each cluster member device, configure and activate the DMI agent and establish an SSH session with NSM.

    Importing Cluster Configuration

    After adding the cluster members, you must import the cluster configurations. You do this only once and for the entire cluster because the configuration is identical for all cluster members.

    To import the cluster configuration:

    1. From the left pane of the NSM UI, click Configure.
    2. Expand Device Manager and select Devices. The Devices workspace appears on the right side of the screen.
    3. Click the Device Tree tab. Right-click the cluster to which you want to import the configurations, and select Import Device.

    NSM starts to import the configuration and a job window reports the progress of the job. When the job finishes, the configuration status for each cluster member in the Device List tab changes from Import Needed to Managed.

    After importing, the configuration appears at the cluster level in NSM. To edit the configuration, open the cluster icon, not the individual cluster members.

    Published: 2013-01-03