Whether those Smoothwall installations are clustered within a single data centre, or in satellite locations around the world, our new Central Management facility keeps you in touch. From a single dashboard, you can monitor the boxes, and make sure that everything is doing what it should.
From your primary 'Parent' appliance, you are now able to see:
If your policies aren't entirely consistent across the entire organisation, or different sites simply have different needs, you can configure different Profiles for those site policies.
First, bring your boxes up-to-date. You’ll have to visit each one individually (for the last time), but this can happily be done via their respective Web Interfaces. Main Update 46 is the listing to look for.
Update any child nodes before you update the parent node.
If you’re not already using any of the central management tools like settings replication or central logging, you should probably sit down with a nice cup of coffee and the user manual and familiarise yourself with the concepts. The manual is available in the documentation section of our website.If you’re already replicating settings or logs, then just head on over to the new section in system >> central management on the parent box. You should have your child nodes listed. Edit one or two to say “monitor status”. After a while, those nodes will begin to show up on the overview page.