You can use the Global Manager to create objects that are limited to one location, or span multiple locations.

Location Drop-Down Menu on Global Manager

When you log into the Global Manager web interface, you see a Location drop-down menu in the top navigation bar. Using this menu, you can switch between the Global Manager and any associated Local Managers.

Local and Global Objects

Objects created on a Local Manager are local objects. They are specific to that Local Manager and are not viewable from the Global Manager web interface.

Objects created from the Global Manager are global objects, though their span might not include all available locations.

On a Local Manager, you can see local objects, and any global objects that apply to that location. The global objects have an icon next to them: .

This screenshot from the Local Manager web interface shows two segments. The segment segment-01 has the icon next to it, which indicates that it was created on the Global Manager. The segment segment-02 has no icon, which indicates that it was created on the Local Manager.

Because all objects on the Global Manager are global, there is no icon displayed when you are logged into the Global Manager.

Status of Local and Global Objects

Local Managers display the status of both global and local objects.

The Global Manager displays only global objects, but does not automatically receive the status of the objects.

To retrieve the latest status from the Local Managers, click Check Status for the object. To refresh the status, click the Refresh icon.