Enabling or Disabling Provisioning Mode on a Network Element
Use this procedure to enable or disable provisioning mode on a network element. If you configure a network element while provisioning mode is enabled, you will be able to see the new configuration data in PSM very quickly (without having to wait for the asynchronous update from the NE). Note that you might have to Refresh from Server to update the client view if you do not want to wait for the client view to be updated automatically.
In general, only one NE in the managed network should be in provisioning mode at any given time.
Provisioning mode is part of the replicated data set when running with multiple servers. For more information on replicated data, see Running Multiple Servers with Server Replication.
- To enable provisioning mode on a network element:
Select the network element in the Network tree or in the Topology Map view, then right-click and choose Mode >Provisioning >5 Minutes, 10 Minutes, or 15 Minutes.
Provisioning mode settings are mutually exclusive. Only one time period can be selected.
Click OK in the ensuing dialog to confirm the action.
PSM enables provisioning mode for the selected NE for the specified time period.
- To disable provisioning mode on a network element:
Select the network element in the Network tree or in the Topology Map view, then right-click and select Mode >Provisioning >Disable 5 Minutes, Disable 10 Minutes, or Disable 15 Minutes, as applicable.
PSM disables provisioning mode for the selected NE.