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Configuring Cascading Network Gateway Connections Using Predefined Network Topologies

You can use predefined network topologies to configure cascading network gateway connections. The network gateways are configured between CommCell entities, such as the CommServe Infrastructure group and Server group (or Laptop server group) displayed in the following diagram:

Use this procedure to configure incoming and outgoing connections on the four CommCell entities that are shown in the diagram: Infrastructure machines, Network gateway 1, Network gateway 2, and Servers group (or Laptops group).

Notes:

Before You Begin

  • Create the following four client groups to be used in the network gateway topology:
    • An infrastructure group, which will contain the CommServe server and internal MediaAgents.
    • A client group, which will contain all clients.
    • Two network gateway client groups, one that resides near the Infrastructure machines group and one that resides near the Servers group (or Laptops group).
  • You must have administrative management permissions on the client groups that you plan to use in the network topology instance.
  • If you have clients in your network gateway client group that belong to other client groups that are not designated for network gateway connections, then the network gateway settings on the clients might be lost. To prevent this issue, perform the following steps:
    • Access the network properties of the client, and on the Network Route Configuration tab, select the Configure Network Route Settings check box, click Advanced, and then click OK to the warning message.
    • On the Options tab, select the This computer is in DMZ and will work as a network gateway check box.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Administration > Network > Network Topologies.

    The Network topologies page appears.

  2. Click Add topology.

    The Add topology page appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for topology.
  4. For Client type, select the type of client that you will include in the topology:
    • If the clients are servers, select Servers.
    • If the clients are laptops that need to connect to infrastructure servers, select Laptops.
  5. From the Topology Type list, select Cascading Gateways.
  6. If Client Type is set to Servers, do the following:

    Note: See Using a Smart Network Topology When Setting Up Network Connections.

    1. In the Servers list, select a client group that will initiate connections to the network gateway group that resides near the Servers group.
    2. In the Server gateways list, select the client group that you want to designate as the network gateway group that resides near the Servers group.
    3. In the DMZ gateways list, select the client group that you want to designate as the network gateway group that resides near the Infrastructure group.
    4. In the Infrastructure machines list, select a client group that will initiate connections to the network gateway group that resides near the Infrastructure group.
  7. If Client Type is set to Laptops, do the following:

    Note: See Using a Smart Network Topology When Setting Up Network Connections.

    1. In the Laptops list, select a laptop group that will initiate connections to the network gateway group that resides near the Laptops group.
    2. In the Laptop gateways list, select the client group that you want to designate as the network gateway group that resides near the Laptops group.
    3. In the DMZ gateways list, select the client group that you want to designate as the network gateway group near the Infrastructure group.
    4. In the Infrastructure machines list, select a client group that will initiate connections to the network gateway group near the Infrastructure group.
  8. Click OK.

Last modified: 5/30/2019 6:52:31 PM