Configure Units to Have Similar Traffic Trees

The two PacketShapers must have similar traffic trees so that flows will be classified and controlled identically, and the same measurement data will be collected on each unit. You’ll want to make sure each unit has the same traffic classes, policies, partitions, and settings. Blue Coat offers a couple ways you can configure units with the same settings.

Save and Load Configurations

With this technique, you configure one of the standby units, save its configuration, and then load the configuration on the other standby unit.

  1. Set up one unit with the desired classes, policies, partitions, events, and other settings.
  2. Save the configuration with the config save CLI command. This creates a file with a .ldi extension.
  3. Use PacketWise’s File Browser to download the .ldi file to a PC or network drive.
  4. Use the File Browser to upload the .ldi file to the other standby unit.
  5. Load the configuration with the config load CLI command.

Use PolicyCenter

PolicyCenter is a Blue Coat software package that centralizes management and propagates configuration changes to multiple PacketShapers. You can use PolicyCenter to distribute traffic configurations between direct standby units. See PolicyCenter Overview.

 

        

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