Manual : GLOBAL-SITE Administrator Guide, version 3.0

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GLOBAL-SITE Controller

  • 3.0.0
Original Publication Date: 03/25/2008

Table of Contents

Introduction to the GLOBAL-SITE Controller

Welcome to the GLOBAL-SITE Controller

Application tools

GLOBAL-SITE Controller features

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

What's new in version 3.0

Running the GLOBAL-SITE Controller as an option on an EDGE-FX Cache
Enhanced publishing progress display
Setup utility

Finding additional help

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
Loading initial content into sections
Specifying subscribers

Using the publishing cycle

Updating section content
Delivering the content to subscribers
Displaying status
Delivering the publication

Working with the Setup Utility

Using the Setup utility

Gathering configuration information

Starting the Setup utility

Defining a root password
Allowing Technical Support
Defining a host name
Configuring a default route
Configuring the interfaces
Configuring nameserver
Configuring NTP clocks
Configuring a time zone
Configuring system time
Configuring remote administration
Configuring services

Configuring settings for the management web server

Configuring GLOBAL-SITE web server passwords
Configuring the LDAP server
Defining a gsite password
Entering the GLOBAL-SITE Identifier

Confirming your configuration settings

Committing your configuration settings to the system

Accessing the Configuration utility

Increasing Control over Publishing

Using enhanced publishing features

Scheduling the publishing process

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

Working with the BIG-IP and virtual servers

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

Working with the EDGE-FX Cache and cache subscribers

Supported URL schemes
Guidelines for EDGE-FX Cache and GLOBAL-SITE Controller cooperation
Managing a cache subscriber
Creating a cache subscriber

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

Understanding file transfer methods

Choosing a port for the file transfer method

Controlling servers with the GLOBAL-SITE agent

Installing and configuring the GLOBAL-SITE agent and scripts

Transferring files using WebDAV and WebDAV-SSL

Section updates using HTTP

Understanding the HTTP transfer method
Configuring an HTTP section
Using the HTTP transfer method

Section updates using FTP-Push

Defining exceptions to sections

Creating exception paths

Monitoring Publishing Processes

Managing publishing

Making ongoing configuration changes

Working with unavailable subscribers
Freeing up disk space by deleting editions and unused versions
Switching sections in an existing publication to use
FTP-Push transfer method
Changing system settings using the System Settings screen
Changing system settings using the ITCMconsole command line interface

Understanding publication logs

Publication log
System Log
Error Log
Verification log

Understanding the GLOBAL-SITE Controller phases

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

ITCMconsole Command Line Interface

ITCMconsole commands

Using the ITCMconsole



Creating actions and subactions
Creating user-defined alerts
Modifying default alerts
Changing global settings
Overriding global settings


Setting the date and time



Running the LDAP server
Administering the LDAP server
Checking the host name for the LDAP server
Changing the IP address of the controller
Changing the LDAP server
Checking status on the LDAP server



Configuring network devices
Configuring interfaces
Viewing your configuration
Changing the host name of the controller


Configuring aggregate rate limiting
Configuring custom rate limiting
Viewing rate limit statistics
Using the batch mode to create custom rate limits



[enable | disable | start | stop]
Configuring the CORBA service
Displaying service status


Using the show command
Viewing the software version


Setting the time zone


Configuring user accounts


Configuring the webserver


Configuring accounts
Migrating htpasswd contents to the LDAP server
Configuring LDAP users
Configuring iControl user privileges


Setting permissions

SNMP, MIBs, traps, and alerts

Working with SNMP and alerts

SNMP agent


Default and user-defined alerts

Using global settings
Default alerts
Creating user-defined alerts
Triggering user-defined alerts

Changing the Host Name or IP Address

Changing the host name 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