We’ve been getting questions about Unified Management (UM) within Cb Protection. Some confusion is probably being driven by the differences between CbP’s Unified Management and CbR’s Unified View.
We will answer the most common questions here. If you have any additional questions, please make sure to review the User Guide. If you can't find the answers in either place, add them below and we will incorporate into the FAQ.
Do you need to have a server dedicated to Unified Management?
The ability to have Unified Management is built into Protection 8.0. You simply enable UM from the Configuration tab on the console that you want to be the master. If you want to have a server dedicated to just being the master console (with no agents associated), that is possible, but not necessary.
Where do I get the Cb Protection Unified Management software?
There is no separate software or installer for UM. UM is part of the CbP 8.0 installer and simply enabled within the Configuration tab.
Do the servers I want to connect have to be on 8.0?
In order for the master to connect and communicate with the other servers, all servers must be on 8.0 or later.
What hardware do I need for Unified Management?
There are no specific or unique hardware requirements for UM. Since any CbP server can be “unified”, the requirements are the same as what is laid out in the OER for the CbP Server.
Can UM be enabled on a CbP server that is running on a VM?
Hardware requirements are the same as in the OER.
How do the CbP servers communicate with each other?
UM uses the API to retrieve data and send commands from the UM console. The only network port that needs to be open for this communication is port 443.
What is the latency of communication between servers?
The communication is handled via a web service and as such would be impacted by the type of network infrastructure each server is located at. Typically latency is of little concern.
Do I need a special account to use Unified Management?
No, but you do need to have a role that has the permission “Use Unified Management” to use it. In order to configure UM, your role must have the “Configure Unified Management” permission.
Does UM collect and store data from the other CbP servers and require additional storage?
UM does not collect and store data locally. Data is retrieved for purposes of rendering in the UI only. None of the data it renders from other CbP servers is stored on the UM server.