Adding a Managed 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 information on configuring the Aspera Transfer Cluster, see the IBM Aspera Transfer Cluster Manager Admin Guide.

To add a cluster to Console, follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to Nodes and click the New Managed Cluster button.
  2. Enter the cluster's domain name address in the Domain Name field.
  3. Name the cluster in Console.
  4. Configure the cluster API port. Port 443 is the default port for communicating with Aspera clusters.
  5. If you want to use HTTPS to connect to node, select Use HTTPS to connect to node. Aspera recommends using this feature for security reasons.
  6. If you want Console to verify the SSL certificate of cluster nodes, select Require signed SSL certifcate.
  7. Click Create.
Console redirects you to the Credentials page to add access keys for authentication. For more information about adding access keys, see Adding Access Keys to a Managed Cluster.