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Setting up a Centrally Managed System

Note: This topic applies to the Hearst Release.

A centrally managed Smoothwall is comprised of an instance of a Smoothwall product running as a parent node and one or more compatible Smoothwall products running as child nodes, being managed by the parent node.

A centrally managed Smoothwall can be used in either:

A load balancing configuration, for example, for large enterprise networks
A configuration replication environment, for example, in a "head office and branches" network where all Smoothwall nodes must have the same behavior
A status monitoring configuration, where the parent node just monitors the status of all children nodes, and advises when to install updates and releases