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Create a server group to manage regional connections

If you want to manage regional connections for the enterprise connectivity features offered by the
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
, you can deploy multiple instances of the
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
in a dedicated region as a server group. When you create a server group, you specify the regional data path that you want the components to use to connect to the
BlackBerry Infrastructure
. Server groups also support redundancy, high availability, and load balancing for
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
  1. In the management console, on the menu bar, click
    Settings > External integration > BlackBerry Connectivity Node setup
  2. Click the Add a server group icon.
  3. Type a name and description for the server group.
  4. In the
    drop-down list, select the appropriate country.
  5. If you want to disable the company directory connection for the instances in the server group, select the
    Override Directory Service settings
    check box.
  6. By default, the
    BlackBerry Gatekeeping Service
    in each
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    instance is active. If you want gatekeeping data to be managed only by the main
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    instance, select the
    Override BlackBerry Gatekeeping Service settings
    check box to disable each
    BlackBerry Gatekeeping Service
    in the server group.
  7. If you want to use DNS settings for
    BlackBerry Secure Connect Plus
    that are different from the default settings (Settings > Infrastructure > BlackBerry Secure Connect Plus), select the
    Override DNS servers
    check box. Do the following:
    1. In the
      DNS servers
      section, click The add icon. Type the DNS server address in dot-decimal notation (for example, Click
      . Repeat as necessary.
    2. In the
      DNS search suffix
      section, click The add icon. Type the DNS search suffix (for example, Click
      . Repeat as necessary.
  8. If you want to configure logging settings for the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    instances in the server group, select the
    Override logging settings
    check box. Do any of the following:
    • In the
      Server log debug levels
      drop-down list, select the appropriate log level.
    • If you want to route log events to a syslog server, select the
      check box and specify the host name and port of the syslog server.
    • If you want to change local log settings, select the
      Enable local file destination
      check box. Specify the size limit (in MB), the age limit (in days), and select whether you want to compress log folders.
    • If you want to configure different log levels for
      BlackBerry Connectivity Node
      components, in the
      Service logging override
      section, click The add icon and select the appropriate component and log level. Repeat as necessary.
  9. If you want to use the instances in the server group for only one type of connection, select the
    Enable single-service performance mode
    check box. In the
    Connection type
    drop-down menu, select the connection type (
    BlackBerry Secure Connect Plus
    BlackBerry Secure Gateway
    only, or
    BlackBerry Proxy
  10. If you want to specify the
    BlackBerry Secure Gateway
    settings for the instances in the server group, select the
    Override BlackBerry Secure Gateway settings
    check box. For
    devices that use modern authentication to connect to
    Microsoft Exchange Online
    , specify the discovery endpoint and mail server resource:
    1. Select the
      Enable OAuth for mail server authentication
      check box.
    2. In the
      Discovery endpoint
      field, specify the URL to use for discovery requests. Enter the discovery endpoint in the format https://<
      identity provider
      >/.well-known/openid-configuration (for example,
      ) or
    3. In the
      Mail server resource
      field, specify the URL of the mail server resource to use for authorization and token requests using OAuth. For example,
  11. Click
Select the server group and click The add BlackBerry Connectivity Node instances to server group icon to add
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
instances to it. You can add an instance to a server group or remove an instance from a server group at any time.