This article is intended to introduce the administrator to combining alerts and actions to a powerful automation tool.
Intended audience is Domain Administrators with Premium license domain.
Part of GateManager Premium domain Administrator article.
It is possible to create an Alert that triggers and Action.
Example: the next time a SiteManager or TrustGate Appliance connects to the GateManager it should get a new GateManager address, automatically reboot and subsequently connect to another GateManager. This is useful when migrating from one GateManager to another.
Example: When a new SiteManager or TrustGate appliance appears in a domain it should be configured with a special configuration profile (e.g. a set of Forwarding Firewall rules on a TrustGate, or special Agent definitions on a SiteManager).
Note: that you cannot append a single Firewall rule or a single Agent to the existing table. A configuration profile will always overwrite the entire section (E.g. the Forwarding Firewall table or the Agent list)
The following example will apply a new Forwarding Firewall table the next time a new TrustGate appliance appears in a specific domain.
1. Create a connect alert in the domain OfficeC. Settings are:
Apply to: All, TrustGate, Any models
Trigger on: Appliances New.
2. Create an Action that contains the add-on configuration part. Settings are:
Apply to: TrustGate, All models
Command: Upload Configuration and Reboot
3. Combine the Action to the Alert by dragging the Action from the Domain-Tree to the Send to: field of the Alert:
4. Select the Connect(OfficeC) alert in the Domain-Tree. With the mouse drag the Add-on-ForwardingFirewall(OfficeC) action to the Send To: field in the Right side window.
Next time a TrustGate of any model show up in the OfficeC domain for the first time it will be applied the Configuration profile from the Add-on-ForwardingFirewall(OfficeC) action.
GateManager configured and SiteManager configured and attached to GateManager.