Steps involved in copying the entire Visual Policy Manager (VPM) from one proxy to another. This is helpful when customer needs to have identical policies on couple of ProxySG's (or ASGs) and don't have a Director or Management Center to perform this. This will help in avoiding the pain of recreating the same objects and rules on the proxies.
NOTE: These steps help in only copying the policies configured on the VPM. It doesn't make any configuration changes on the Master proxy.
Example below shows the copying of VPM from one proxy to another
Overall view on steps being performed
In ProxySG, Visual Policy Manager (VPM) provides an easy graphical interface for creating layers and rules within. VPM consists of 2 components, VPM-XML and VPM-CPL. VPM-XML is the look and feel one will experience when you open the Visual Policy Manager. This holds the information on the layers, their order, all objects created, VPM policy based category lists etc. VPM-CPL is the policy file which automatically gets generated when we click on Install button within the VPM. Steps we are going to follow is to copy only the VPM-XML file of the first proxy to the second one. As VPM-CPL is generated every time the Install button is clicked, there is no need to copy this to the second proxy.
Steps to replicate the VPM
Note: For ease of reference, the source Proxy is termed as Proxy-1 and the destination as Proxy-2