How to create a Job to ensure the BlueCoat Web Filter database is up to date

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How can you create an overlay file on the Director to force regular updates of the  BlueCoat Web Filter ( BCWF) database on your ProxySG appliances?


Creating the overlay:

To create a overlay that requests a db update for all your SG BCWF databases, follow these steps:

  • Login to your Director appliance using the admin credentials.
  • Click on the Configure tab.
  • On the right hand side, choose 'overlay' on the drop down list , under the title called Configuration library.
  • Right click on the title All and choose New overlay.
  • On the top right, give this overlay a name such as 'Update to Bluecoat Web Filter DB".
  • Click on the radio button that is called Using Cli
  • Cut and past the below cli commands into the this window:

config t
download get-now

  • Press the button called OK.
  • TIP: To ensure the paste worked, you can use the view button.  You should see no white spaces, or lines, before the text 'config t'.
  • Press the button called OK.

Testing the overlay:

To test this overlay file out, follow these steps.

  • While logged into your DIrector appliance, click on the Configuration tab.
  • Select a test SG appliance in the list.
  • Select the overlay file you just created above, and press the right mouse button.
  • Choose the Execute option.
  • Answer yes, at the prompt, to send to this overlay to this test SG.
  • If the the resulting screen contains no errors, the overlay was successfully configured.

Scheduling the overlay, and pushing the overlay out on mass:

To schedule this overlay file to be sent out periodicly, follow these steps.

  • While logged into your DIrector appliance, click on the Jobs tab.
  • Ensure the config Jobs option is selected on the right hand side, and click New Config Job.
  • Give the Job a name such as "Scheduling a BCWF update".
  • Select the actions tab, and then press "New"  ( see the bottom left of the screen).
  • On the drop down menu, select the option called Push overlay.
  • In the next drop down menu, under this one,  select the overlay you created above.
  • Push the button to select your SG appliances to send this job too.
  • Select a SG appliance(s) to send this overlay to. In this screen you can choose a group of them.
  • Ensure you press the button 'apply' or the changes will be lost when you exit.
  • If you want to schedule this job, click on the schedule tab now.
  • If you want this job executed once, choose the date here, and press the plus button to enter the date into the scheduling database.
  • If you want this job executed at regular intervals chose the radio button "This is a recurring job to be executed on" 
  • Choose the days and time you want this to execute on, and press the 'plus' button to enter this into the scheduling database.
  • Be sure to press 'ok' at the bottom right of this screen to have this job saved.
  • TIP: To test this job prior to the scheduled date, right click on the job, and press 'execute'.
Additional Information
Bug Number
InQuira Doc IdKB4634

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First Published      10/01/2014
Last Modified      08/16/2016
Last Published      08/16/2016
Article Audience
Product      Director
Software      Director 5.5, Director 6.1
Topic      CachePulse, Configuration / WUI / CLI, Director Jobs
Article Number      000010251
Summary      This article provides the steps to create an overlay on the Director to keep the Web Filter database current on the ProxySG appliances.
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