Network Security Management Administration Guide

Partial Mesh

Basic Information

  • Topology Name : Enter a name to identify the Topology.
  • Description : This field is a mandatory field to move to the next screen. You can enter a short description to identify the topology.
  • Topology Type -
    • Partial Mesh - In partial-mesh topology, some of the devices are connected to many devices together, but other devices are connected only to one or two devices.
  • IP Version : The version of IP that can be used.
    • IPV4 - 32-Bit IP address which is numeric.
    • IPV6 - 128-Bit IP address which is alpha-numeric.
  • Policy Type : Type of the policy
    • Site to Site - Choose this option if there is a connection between two or more networks
    • Tunnel Interface - Choose this option to create connection between peers and Virtual Tunnel Interfaces.

Setup Security Association

Choose a security association from the drop down list.
The list is displayed only if there are any existing security associations available. To know how to add security association, refer Adding Security Association.

Once the security association is selected from the list, two tabs appear which displays the information while creating the security association. For more information on how to add Security Association, refer Security Associations.


This screen allows you to add the topology type you selected in the previous screen.

This screen allows you to add the topology type you selected in the previous screen.


  1. From the Choose devices drop down, select devices that are part of a group. You can also search for the devices or groups in the list by typing the name in the input field.
    You can only select the devices that are part of a group.

  2. After selecting the devices, you are required to edit the device configuration. Click Ellipses icon in the ACTION column and select Edit icon.

    1. Choose Devices - Choose devices from the drop down list.
    2. WAN Interface - From the drop down list, select WAN Interface.
    3. Primary Gateway - Enter the primary gateway in the text box.
    4. Secondary Gateway - Enter the secondary gateway in the text box.
    5. Local IKE ID Criteria - Click the radio button to choose from Firewall ID, IPV4 Address, Domain Name, Key Identifier, and Email Address.
    6. IKE ID - This field is auto-populated and cannot be edited.
    7. IP Address - Enter the IP Address


This screen allows you to setup connection between the devices you selected. Click on the device and select Setup Connection link and choose the devices to be connected in the partial mesh. To delete any device, click Delete.


This is the last step to create a VPN Topology. It displays the summary of the selected devices with the Device Name, VPN Interface, Connected Devices, Status and Errors. In case if there are any errors, you are required to view and resolve them before adding a topology.

Click Done to finish and exit the wizard or Previous to go back to the previous screen.

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