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    Nodal Management Overview

    PSM supports nodal management for the BTI7000 Series, BTI7800 Series, and BTI800 Series (enable/disable only) equipment, and limited management of MX Series, PTX Series, and QFX Series routers.

    When a network element is discovered, PSM displays the network element and all of its components in the Network tree. This includes all provisioned and installed components, all auto-provisioned components, and all pre-provisioned components (when operators provision equipment in advance of hardware installation).

    The Network tree lists the components hierarchically. You can expand a component to see contained components, or minimize a component to hide its contents.

    PSM provides an indication of whether a component has been provisioned and/or has been installed. A provisioned component has its mnemonic displayed (e.g. TPR) . An unprovisioned component is shown with a none indication. A component that has been physically installed is shown with its hardware mnemonic in parentheses (e.g. (DTPR)). A component that has not been installed is displayed with an (empty) indication.

    You can use PSM to provision installed components or to pre-provision components. There is a short delay from the time you finish configuring a component to the time when the configuration appears in the Network tree. PSM only displays the new configuration in the Network tree when the network element reports its changes to PSM as part of the regular notification process. To see the changes in PSM immediately, place the network element into provisioning mode before making the changes. See Enabling or Disabling Provisioning Mode on a Network Element.

    Note: This document only provides a cursory explanation of the various configuration parameters. For a more detailed explanation, consult the documentation suite for the respective products.

    Modified: 2016-12-11