Manual : GLOBAL-SITE Administrator Guide, version 1.1

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GLOBAL-SITE Controller

  • 1.1.1 PTF-02, 1.1.1 PTF-01, 1.1.1, 1.1.0
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Original Publication Date: 09/27/2007 Updated Date: 04/18/2019



Introduction to the GLOBAL-SITE Controller

Welcome to the GLOBAL-SITE Controller

Application tools
Specifications

GLOBAL-SITE Controller features

Application and content synchronization
Version control
Site recovery and one-button rollback
Content and administration security
Visibility into publishing process
Adaptable open systems and web publishing support
Secure, succinct network traffic

Environmental requirements for GLOBAL-SITE Controller hardware

What's new in version 1.1

BIG-IP Controller integration
Non-archived publications
Scheduled publishing
Scheduled activation of new content
Improved status and error reporting
Multi-disk support
First-Time Boot utility

Finding help and other technical support resources

Release notes
Online help

Publishing Documents

Why GLOBAL-SITE Controller?

Understanding GLOBAL-SITE objects

Planning to configure the GLOBAL-SITE Controller

Defining publications
Defining sections
Specifying the subscribers for section content

Using the publishing cycle

Getting new content
Publishing new content
Displaying status

Increased Control Over Publishing

Using enhanced publishing features

Scheduling the publishing process

Scheduled publications
Scheduled activation of new content
Comparing controlled and independent activation
Options for controlled activation

Working with the BIG-IP Controllers and virtual servers

Guidelines for BIG-IP Controller GLOBAL-SITE Controller cooperation
Creating a BIG-IP Controller on the GLOBAL-SITE Controller
Marking BIG-IP Controller nodes as down while updating content with the GLOBAL-SITE Controller

Creating non-archived publications

Looking at benefits of non-archived publications
Planning for non-archived publications
Considering the details of non-archived publishing
Using procedures for non-archived publications

Defining exceptions to sections

Using basic publishing functions

Making ongoing configuration changes

Unavailable subscribers

Understanding the GLOBAL-SITE Controller phases

Interpreting phases in the status line
Using the Phases of Publication table

Administrative Functions

Using GLOBAL-SITE administrative commands

Backup strategy for GLOBAL-SITE

Backing up the GLOBAL-SITE Controller
Restoring the GLOBAL-SITE Controller

Command line utility terminology

Administrative Commands

Using GLOBAL-SITE commands


gsActivatePubGroupRepos


gsCancelCommitPhase


gsCancelCopyPhase


gsCancelDeleteRepos


gsCancelDeleteVersions


gsCancelEdition


gsCancelPostPubPhase


gsCancelTestConnection


gsCancelUpdateFromStage


gsCancelWanSync


gsChangeFtpPath


gsChangePubGroupSchedule


gsCompletePublish


gsConnectFtpPathRepeater


gsConnectPubGroupPath


gsConnectPubGroupRepos


gsConnectReposSource


gsConnectSourceToTarget


gsCreateBigip


gsCreateEdition


gsCreateFtpAccess


gsCreateFtpPath


gsCreateNode


gsCreatePubGroup


gsCreateRepeater


gsCreateRepos


gsDeleteBigip


gsDeleteFtpAccess


gsDeleteFtpPath


gsDeleteNode


gsDeletePubGroup


gsDeleteRepeater


gsDeleteRepos


gsDeleteVersions


gsDestroyPubSubscriber


gsDisconnectFtpPathRepeater


gsDisconnectPubGroupPath


gsDisconnectPubGroupRepos


gsDisconnectReposSource


gsDisconnectSourceFromTarget


gsInactivatePubGroupRepos


gsPausePubGroupSchedule


gsPrepareToPublish


gsPublish


gsResetNodeState


gsResetPubGroupState


gsResetPublish


gsResetReposState


gsResumePubGroupSchedule


gsSetBigipInfo


gsSetFtpAccessInfo


gsSetFtpAccessPathState


gsSetNodeInfo


gsSetPubGroupInfo


gsSetPublished


gsSetRepeaterInfo


gsSetReposInfo


gsShowAllBigips


gsShowAllFtpAccess


gsShowAllNodes


gsShowAllPubGroups


gsShowAllRepeaters


gsShowAllRepos


gsShowBigip


gsShowFtpAccess


gsShowNode


gsShowPubGroup


gsShowPubStatus


gsShowRepeater


gsShowRepos


gsStartCommitPhase


gsStartCopyPhase


gsStartWanSync


gsUpdateReposFromStage

Reconfiguring the Controller

Changing the host name and/or IP address of a GLOBAL-SITE Controller

Editing the network and hosts files
Resetting the GLOBAL-SITE identifier
Updating the distributor lists on other GLOBAL-SITE Controllers