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Status Not under consideration
Workspace DataPower Gateway
Created by Guest
Created on May 13, 2018

DataPower Compare Configuration - Enhance it to work at the appliance level

We would like the DataPower Compare Configuration utility to be able to identify any and all changes across multiple domains. We need the ability to easily and comprehensibly compare all aspects of 2 appliances by taking a complete export of each and comparing the 2 files. Or to compare the previous state of an appliance (captured by a previous export) to the current state.

Apparently the DataPower Compare Configuration utility in its current form only compares the objects in the domain from which the compare utility is being run. This means we have to compare each domain one by one. This behavior is not documented. As a result of my PMR, IBM produced this dW Answers article:

If IBM gives us the ability to easily and comprehensibly compare appliances, we will be able to identify incorrect configurations ourselves. This will result in fewer PMRs for IBM. This will result in fewer issues related to DataPower at the customer site.

There are many reasons to compare appliances: Between 2 that make up an H.A. pair; between PROD and DR, between QA and PROD, between an old one and its new replacement.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 119956
RFE Product IBM DataPower Gateways