Rather than making the same manual customizations to IntelliVM (IVM) profiles on multiple Content Analysis appliances, you can create a "golden image" profile on one appliance and then duplicate it onto other Content Analysis appliances in the network. This method saves time and ensures that all appliances have the same profiles.
Content Analysis offers two ways to duplicate IVM profiles onto multiple appliances. Both methods require that you first prepare an export package of the profile you want to clone.
Option 1: Import the export package and Windows base image directly. See "Import Directly from Another Content Analysis Appliance" on the next page.
Option 2: Use an intermediate server to host the export package and Windows image. See "Download from a Web Server" on page 111.
This operation requires that you enter CLI commands on each Content Analysis appliance (source and target systems). It uses remote APIs to pull a profile export package and Windows base image off of a remote system and place it on the current (target) system.
The diagram below illustrates an alternative way to import a Windows base image and export package: by putting the them on a web server and then pulling them off the server and onto the target Content Analysis appliance. Use this method if the direct method described above does not work properly.
On the source Content Analysis appliance, customize the IVM profile until you have the golden master you want to duplicate on other appliances. See "Add and Customize IVM Profiles" on page 97.
Access the command-line interface of the source Content Analysis appliance.
In the above example, 7a49af86645e4e3a9f24608636135f64 is the API key you saved in Step 5, 203.0.113.17 is the IP address of the Content Analysis appliance containing the base image, and the base image ID is 1.
Place the export package and base image on a web server the target Content Analysis appliances can access. (This step may not be necessary if the external system where you downloaded the package in Step 6 is a web server.)
Access the CLI of a target Content Analysis appliance.
Import the base image from the web server. For example: