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Adding a Distribution Server

To add a Distribution Server, you need to define an existing host as a Distribution Server, select the hosts that connect to it, and deploy these changes.

  1. To add a Distribution Server, select Hosts → Manage Server Hierarchy from the main menu. When no Distribution Servers have been defined, only Management Server is shown in the tree view.

  2. Click Create new group to add a distribution group under the Management Server root. Give the group a descriptive name and click OK.

  3. In the main menu, select Hosts → View hosts. In the host list, select the host that you want to define as a Distribution Server by clicking on the hostname.

  4. When the Basic information tab opens, click Convert to Distribution Server. A Distribution Server Settings tab is added for defining settings for the server.

  5. Select Hosts → Manage Server Hierarchy and select the name of the new group you created in Step 2 in the tree view. Select the defined Distribution Server in the Set Distribution Server 1 for this group drop-down list and click Set. Each distribution group can have two Distribution Servers.

  6. Click on Management Server in the tree view. From the host list that opens, select the hosts that you want to move to the new distribution group, select the group name from the Move selected hosts to distribution group drop-down list, and click Move now. The hosts are moved under the new Distribution Server.

    Adding a Distribution Server

    Figure 5.7. Adding a Distribution Server

  7. When you have defined the Distribution Server and distribution group, click Deploy Server Hierarchy on the main menu. In the Deploy Hierarchy tab, verify the changes and click Deploy now.

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