Overview: Adding Nodes to Console

In Console, the term node is defined as a computer that has an Aspera transfer product installed and is enabled to make transfers. A node can be a managed node (typically a local system) or an unmanaged node.
You can also add an Aspera Transfer Cluster to Console. A transfer cluster is a provisioned cluster of Aspera servers in the cloud that autoscales with traffic and use. Console can monitor transfers running on managed clusters using access key authentication for each node. You can also run reports on managed clusters. For more information, see Adding Managed Clusters to Console.

Adding Managed Nodes

To add a managed node to Console, you must first configure the node machine. The following overview walks through the process of adding a managed node:
  1. Add an admin account on the node machine.
  2. Set up the Aspera Node API user on the node machine.
  3. Create a new managed node in Console.
  4. Authorize access to the node.
  5. Set up permissions for the node.

Adding Unmanaged Nodes

To add an unmanaged node to Console, you do not need to have access to the node machine. The following overview walks through the process of adding an unmanaged node:
  1. Create a new unmanaged node in Console.
  2. Authorize access to the node.
  3. Set up permissions for the node.