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Importing/Exporting AppDirector Configurations

Importing/Exporting AppDirector Configurations

Importing/Exporting AppDirector Configurations

For some reason there seems to be confusion on how to import/export configurations in the AppDirector, possibly due to the somewhat confusing menu wording. Additionally  there were numerous questions in both classes I’ve taken with Radware around the same subject. The  misunderstanding mostly revolved around conflicting ideas on what the “device” was and whether it represented the users computer or the AppDirector itself. Therefore, I figured I’d compile a quick post for those still confused on the subject. In a one phrase answer, “the Device is the AppDirector.”

Exporting the Configuration

File –> Configuration –> Receive from Device

To “download” or obtain a copy of the current configuration of an AppDirector, simply go to File –> Configuration –> Receive from Device. (“Receive from Device” could also be written or perceived as “Download Configuration”). Choose the configuration type (normally you just need Regular), choose to include the encrypted private keys, and click Set. Your browser will then download the file named “DeviceConfigurationFile<XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX>” with the first three sets being the date.

Receive From Device

Importing a Configuration

File –> Configuration –> Send to Device

To upload a new configuration, or to append a configuration to a existing one, use the Send to Device option found by going to File –> Configuration –> Send to Device. (“Send to Device” could also be written or perceived as “Upload Configuration”). Choose the “mode” you would like to perform and select the file containing the configuration. Click Set. Keep in mind that uploading a new configuration file WILL reboot the AppDirector. Once the AppDirector has successfully rebooted, it should be running on the new configuration.

Send to Device

About The Author

Bryan Krausen

Bryan Krausen is currently working as a Technical Architect with experience in a vast number of platforms. Bryan has been active within the VMware vExpert community for several years and is the leader of the Louisville VMware User Group (VMUG) and Louisville AWS User Group.

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