Implementing a Data Rollup Configuration

Implementing a data rollup console configuration is very easy. You simply perform a few configuration steps on the central console and on each remote console.

Note: If your SQL Server does not run on the same machine as the Shavlik Protect console, you will need to run Shavlik Protect with user credentials that have access to SQL Server. For more detailed information see SQL Server Notes.

On the Central Console

  1. Select Tools > Operations > Data Rollup.

  2. In the Configure Data Rollup settings file area, select the IP address of the central console.

  1. Export the settings to a file by clicking Export Settings.

The remote consoles will need access to this file when importing the data rollup configuration settings. For this reason you will typically save the exported file to a network share or to removable media.

Note: Included in the exported file are credentials that allow the remote consoles to authenticate themselves to the central console. Importing the file at a remote console is the sole means of establishing a security association between it and the central console. You must therefore ensure that only authorized users have access to the exported file. It is a good idea to delete the exported file once you have set up your remote consoles. If needed, you can always export a new file.

On Each Remote Console

You must configure each remote console to roll up its results to the central console.

  1. Select Tools > Operations > Data Rollup.

  2. In the Send this console's results to a Data Rollup server area, enable the Enable Data Rollup check box.

  3. Click Import Settings and open the Data Rollup Settings (.drs) file that you exported from the central console.

Importing the file will automatically populate the IP address and port number settings.

Tip: Importing the file will also automatically generate an entry in the Edit Console Description dialog on the central console. You can use this dialog to track how many remote consoles are configured to roll up their results to the central console. See Editing the Console Description for more details.

  1. In the Minutes between sending console's results box specify how often the data will be rolled up from the remote console to the central console.

See Data Rollup Operations for more detailed configuration information.